Petrocultures Research Group

The Petrocultures Research Group produces and supports research on the social and cultural implications of oil and energy for individuals, communities, and societies around the world today. Through our global network of members, events, and initiatives, we generate new ways of thinking about energy and culture.

About Petrocultures

Who we are

The Petrocultures Research Group has been producing and supporting leading-edge energy humanities research since 2011. Head to our About page to learn more about our mission and leadership team.

Our members

Petrocultures members around the world are changing how we think about the social, cultural, and political dimensions of energy. If you are interested in joining us, head to our Members page to learn more and submit a membership application.


The Petrocultures Research Group hosts conferences, workshops, working groups, and other events throughout the year. Check out some of the exciting things we’re working on.

Petrocultures 2022: Transformations

The biennial Petrocultures conference. Find the CFP and updates on the conference website here.

After Oil School 2: Solarity

Solarity: After Oil School 2 was organized by the Petrocultures Research Group and the Grierson Chair in Communication Studies. A follow-up to the successful After Oil School…




Dear friends, colleagues, and visitors, Welcome to the revised and revamped Petrocultures website! 2021 marks the end of the first decade in the life of the Petrocultures…


Making and Meeting Online

Anne Pasek, Emily Roehl, and Caleb Wellum published a white paper on low carbon conferences and a related article at The Conversation during their tenure as postdoctoral…

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