Critical Energy Humanities: Experiments in Environmental Humanities
In this webinar, Prof Imre Szeman, Inaugural Director of the Institute for Environment, Conservation, and Sustainability and Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto, examined the field of energy humanities. From its beginnings, the discipline has experimented with innovative forms of scholarly research. Spurred by the urgency of the climate crisis and the justice issues at the heart of the field, the discipline has explored how to do research differently - and even why to do environmental humanities at all. Prof Szeman discussed models for exciting and just energy humanities work, including the After Oil projects and the Banff Research in Culture extended research residencies.
Imre Szeman is inaugural Director of the Institute for Environment, Conservation, and Sustainability and Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto. He is author (most recently) of On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, and Energy (2019) and is working on a book examining corporate and state control of the transition to renewables. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. (www.imreszeman.ca)
This lecture is a part of the Oxford-Penn-Toronto International Doctoral Cluster speaker series.