Projects

As part of its mandate to create and support new energy humanities research, Petrocultures has sponsored many conferences, workshops, and other initiatives since 2011. From the biennial Petrocultures conference to the After Oil Schools, our projects are shaping conversations about energy and society. This page lists upcoming initiatives and archives past projects.

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…

Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement heralded unprecedented international consensus on the need to transition from fossil fuels within the next few decades. The uneven responses from state,…

Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore

Approximately a third of all oil and gas production takes place offshore, and this proportion is continually increasing as companies push into ever deeper and more remote…

After Oil School

The first After Oil School (AOS) brought together experts in energy humanities from the University of Alberta and around the world to explore, critically and creatively, the…