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“What Comes After Oil?” Media

The After Oil School gathered experts in energy humanities from the University of Alberta and around the world to explore, critically and creatively, the social, cultural and political changes necessary to facilitate a full-scale transition from fossil fuels to new forms of energy....

Art in the Anthropocene

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this book explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. With contributions by Amy Balkin,...

What Comes After Oil?

Free Public Roundtable at the Art Gallery of Alberta Friday, August 21, 2015 / 6:30pm-9:15pm AGA Ledcor Theatre Limited Seating-Get Tickets @https://afteroil.eventbrite.ca Participants: Moderator: Todd Hirsch (Chief Economist, ATB Financial) Guest Speaker: Jennifer Jacquet (Environmental Studies, New York University) Respondents: Simon O’Byrne (Vice-President, Urban Planning, Stantec) Eddy Isaacs (Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Innovates – Energy...

Call for Papers: Petrocultures 2016

We seek proposals for papers and panels that address themes related to the offshore and/or petrocultures more generally. Papers and panels can be academic, creative, or any combination of the two. Please send proposals and biographical statements as soon as possible, but no later than...

Where is Fort McMurray?

WHEREISFORTMCMURRAY.COM is a new website created by Andriko Lozozy, a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at University of Alberta. The site is adedicated space for disseminating images, writings and discussions about his work in a collaborative research project in Fort McMurray....

Films and Visual Culture

Films and Visual Culture Some recent documentaries thatexplore oil culture. Image by Sherri Chaba...

Enpipeline

The Enpipe Line  is more than 70,000 kms of poetry written inresistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal....

CFP Special Issue: Oil & Water

Special Issue Oil and Water: Representations of Alberta’s Tar Sands and the Global Oil Industry Guest Editor: Sheena Wilson Several types of submissions are being solicited 1. Academic articles 2. Guest artist contributions 3. Interview with the chosen guest artist 4. Comparative Book Review Essay 5. Reviews of books, films, art etc.,...