Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger (Norway), 26-29 August 2020
Deadline for panels, workshops, and roundtables: 15 December 2019
Deadlines for individual papers: 20 January 2020

Petrocultures is a research cluster at the University of Alberta that studies energy, and oil in particular, from the point of view of social sciences and the Humanities. Its new general conference will take place at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway, on the 26-29 August 2020 – papers, workshops, and roundtables are invited on the subjects of:

– oil:narratives
– oil:nature
– oil:conflict
– oil:work
– oil:visions

For inspiration, you can go back to our #IndustrialHeritage exhibition on social media: here two examples from Norway’s refineries and  France’s mining sites!

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Individual Papers: Please submit a 400 word (max) abstract that identifies the themes your paper responds to along with a 200 word (max) bio by 20 January 2020.

Pre-Formed Panels, Workshops, or Roundtables: Please submit a two page panel description that identifies the themes the panel responds to as well as the institution, research group, or network organizing the panel, workshop, or roundtable by 15 December 2019. Panels must also include 250 word abstracts and brief bios for the individual papers that comprise the panel.

All submissions and inquiries can be sent to the organizers’ email:

More information on the conference website

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