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June 21, 2024

Heritage, Petroculture, and the Green Transition

Nélia Dias, Rodney Harrison, Dolly Jørgensen, Gertjan Plets, and Colin Sterling

Nélia Dias, Rodney Harrison, Dolly Jørgensen, Gertjan Plets, and Colin Sterling introduce Petroculture’s Intersections with The Cultural Heritage (PITCH) sector in the context of green transitions, a new Horizon Europe and UK Research and Innovation funded research project that brings together academic and cultural sector partners in six countries. The project aims to spur on the processes by which humanities and arts scholarship and public interventions can strengthen citizen engagement with the constantly changing nature of cultural heritage and its relationship to past and present petrocultures to lay the groundwork for rapid, society-wide European green transitions away from a reliance on fossil fuels.

May 25, 2021

Fieldwork in the Energy Humanities

Brent Ryan Bellamy

Brent Ryan Bellamy explores what it means to do fieldwork in the energy humanities classroom and reflects on how an "oil inventory" assignment can reorient how students see literature, themselves, and the world.

May 3, 2021

Helios 1: Simon Orpana's Gasoline Dreams

Simon Orpana and Caleb Wellum

Helios is a new interview series about cutting edge EH research and the creative processes that bring it to life. Our first installment features Simon Orpana, an artist and researcher from Hamilton, ON who turns sophisticated concepts and complex histories into arresting graphic narratives.

December 21, 2020

What's your energy story?

Derek Gladwin

As our society transitions to new forms of energy, our social and cultural stories will also change. Derek Gladwin explores how the energy humanities provide a useful framework for understanding and speaking about our individual and collective energy stories.

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