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Placing Histories of Energy

  • April 20, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual

How do the specificities of site shape global histories of energy. How, in particular, might accounts from beyond Western Europe and the United States shift narratives about the place of energy in our modern world?

Our roundtable brings into conversation several scholars whose recent books on energy and society in the Middle East, the Arctic, Latin America, and East Asia take on this and related issues: On Barak (Powering Empire, 2020); Bathsheba Demuth (Floating Coast, 2019), Jennifer Eaglin (Sweet Fuel, 2022), Diana J. Montaño (Electrifying Mexico, 2021), and Victor Seow (Carbon Technocracy, 2022). Elizabeth Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of Environmental History at the University of Chicago, will moderate the discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and will take place over Zoom on Thursday, April 20, 2022, 12:00–1:30 pm ET. For more details and registration information:

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