Transition in Energy, Culture and Society (TECS)

Transition in Energy, Culture and Society advances research in the Energy Humanities by focusing on the social and cultural dimensions of energy transition. One of the most significant challenges of transition is that energy use generates habits, practices, beliefs, and desires specific to energy form. The researchers involved with TECS employ qualitative methods of creative critique to understand the links between energy and society and to address and envision aspects of social and cultural life that contemporary publics might need or want to change in the course of large-scale shifts in energy system.


We are pursuing this research by way of several integrated projects and initiatives: articles and books on energy and society; major international conferences on energy and society and innovative workshops on future energy systems; graphic narratives on energy impasse and energy transition; a digital platform on energy transition; a collaborative project on energy transition and the suburban imaginary; and an international youth dialogue on energy futures – an energy literacy project undertaken with colleagues in Education here at the U of A and at UBC and U Toronto.

2067

Imre Szeman

Event

A Line in the Sand

Imre Szeman

Event

After Oil School Meeting

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson

Misc: Collaborative Meeting

Against Infrastructural Inertia: On the Canadian Extractive State Apparatus

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

Collaborative Meeting

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Misc: Collaborative Meeting

Editorship

Imre Szeman

Misc: Editor, Energy Humanities -- book series

Energy Commons

Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Energy Humanities and the North American Petroleumscape

Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Energy Humanities: What We Know and Where We Are Going

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

Energy Impasse and the Time of Infrastructure

Mark Simpson

Conference/Workshop

Energy Justice

Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Energy Literacy, Transition, and Action

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Event

Energy Transitions, Public Policy, and Progressive Politics in Canada

Mark Simpson

Conference/Workshop

Energy and the New Historical Materialism, Fossil Capital

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

Fossil Capital Reading Group

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

In the Last Instance, Heat: On Energy Determinism, Climate, and Cultural Production

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

Life After Oil

Imre Szeman

Event

Literature Review

Valérie Savard

Misc: Literature Review

Marx 2018

Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Meeting

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Misc: Collaborative Meeting

Oil and Media, Oil as Media

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

On Energy impasse: Cultural and Social Barriers to Energy Transition

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

On Petrocultures

Imre Szeman

Event

On the Politics of Region

Imre Szeman

Event

Panel discussion

Mark Simpson

Event

Petrocultures

Imre Szeman

Event

Petrocutures: Transitions

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

Pipeline Politics

Imre Szeman

Event

Pipeline Politics

Imre Szeman

Event

Pipeline Politics: Oil, Borders and Energy Futures

Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Pipelines and Territories: On Energy and Environmental Futures in Canada

Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Pipelines and Territories: On Energy and Environmental Futures in Canada

Imre Szeman

Event

Pump and Circumstance: The Nuns’ Island Gas Station as a Transitional Object

Jordan Kinder

Conference/Workshop

Roundtable on the Anthropocene

Imre Szeman

Event

Talk

Imre Szeman

Event

The Energy Unconscious of Postcard Culture circa 1900

Mark Simpson

Misc: Lecture

Transitions: On Energy, Pipelines, Art and Justice

Imre Szeman

Event

Triggering Transition

Imre Szeman

Event

What is a Petroculture? Conjectures on Energy and Global Culture

Imre Szeman

Event

Workshop

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Workshop

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Conference/Workshop

Grant

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Award

Canada needs an energy transition policy--for the environment and good jobs

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

"A Vibrant National Preoccupation": Embracing an Energy Conservation Ethic in the 1970s

Caleb Wellum

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Afterword

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Almanac for the Beyond

Book

Art, Activism, and the Politics of Pipelines

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Beyond Petroculture: Strategies for a Left Energy Transition

Imre Szeman

Article in professional or trade journals

Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication.

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Data Segregation and Algorithmic Amplification: A Conversation with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Anne Pasek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Democracy / Digital / Environment

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Eight Principles for a Critical Theory of Energy

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Eight Principles for a Critical Theory of Energy

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Eight Principles on Fossil Fuels and the Present

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Energizing Finance: The Energy Crisis, Oil Futures, and Neoliberal Narratives

Caleb Wellum

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Energy Commons

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Energy Consciousness

Jordan Kinder

Misc: Theory

Energy Culture: Art and Theory on Oil and Beyond

Imre Szeman

Edited Volume

Energy Futures

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Energy Humanities

Imre Szeman, Caleb Wellum

Book Chapter

Energy Humanities

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Energy Humanities

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Energy Humanities: An Anthology

Imre Szeman

Book

Energy Impasse

Mark Simpson

Book Chapter

Energy Transition and the Canadian Suburb

Imre Szeman

Article in professional or trade journals

Engels

Jordan Kinder

Book Chapter

Environmental Communication: An Introduction

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Five Theses on Sabotage in the Shadow of Fossil Capital

Mark Simpson

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Foreword to the Chinese Edition

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Fracking

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

From Apartheid to Precarity: On the Politics of Separation

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

From Dirty Oil to Ethical Oil: Petroturfing and the Cultural Politics of Canadian Oil

Jordan Kinder

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Fueling Culture

Imre Szeman

Book

Future Directions

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Imagining Futures

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Impasse Time

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Introduction

Jordan Kinder

Book Chapter

Introduction: On the Energy Humanities

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Introduction: Pipeline Politics

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Kerosene

Mark Simpson

Book Chapter

Liquid Ethics, Fluid Politics: On the Cultural and Material Politics of Petroturfing

Jordan Kinder

PhD Thesis

Literature and Energy

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Literature and Energy

Imre Szeman, Jordan Kinder

Book Chapter

Low Carbon Research: Building a Greener and More Inclusive Academy

Anne Pasek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Lubricity: Smooth Oil's Political Frictions

Mark Simpson

Book Chapter

Mediating Climate, Mediating Scale

Anne Pasek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Mexico and Extraction

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

O, Beautiful Earth (Under the Earth)!

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Oil and Media, Oil as Media

Jordan Kinder

Edited Volume

Oil and Media, Oil as Media: Mediating Petrocultures Then and Now

Jordan Kinder

Scholarly Refereed Journal

On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, and Energy

Imre Szeman

Book

On Petroturfing

Jordan Kinder

Invited/Keynote

On the Politics of Extraction

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

On the Politics of Region

Imre Szeman

Article in professional or trade journals

Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture

Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson

Edited Volume

Preface

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Quitting (the) Habit: Fossil Fuels, Governmentality and the Politics of Energy Dependency

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Quitting (the) Habit: Fossil Fuels, Governmentality and the Politics of Energy Dependency

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Review of Karen Pinkus, Fuel

Imre Szeman

Misc: Book Review

Roundtable on Digital Democracies

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Seeing Carbon Through Silicon

Anne Pasek

Article in professional or trade journals

Solar Promises

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Solar: Six Principles for Energy and Society After Oil

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Solarity

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Solarity: An Introduction

Imre Szeman

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Solarity: Energy and Society after Oil

Imre Szeman

Invited/Keynote

Supplying a Humanities Approach to Energy Use

Imre Szeman

Article in professional or trade journals

Sustaining Petrocultures: On the Politics and Aesthetics of Oil Sands Reclamation

Jordan Kinder

Book Chapter

Towards a Critical Theory of Energy

Imre Szeman

Book Chapter

Transition in Energy, Culture and Society

Mark Simpson

Misc: Talk

We could power a new green movement by talking about energy change

Derek Gladwin

Article in professional or trade journals

What Is Canada Waiting For to Start Its Transition?

Imre Szeman

Article in professional or trade journals

“In absence of … a cool future”

Jordan Kinder

Report, brief, and other forms of grey literature

“In the Heat of this Ongoing Past”: Three Lessons on Energy, Climate, and Materialism

Jordan Kinder

Scholarly Refereed Journal