Yale University’s working group on Global Environmental History is pleased to announce its Spring 2024 “New Perspectives in Energy History” conference. The conference seeks to build upon recent contributions that have aimed to better situate the role energy resources have played in driving historical change for societies and ecologies from early modernity to the present. The conference engages with new perspectives in the context of both climate and environmental change across the lifecycles of such resources, from extraction to refinement, distribution and consumption, and the attendant externalities that have accompanied and problematized them.
The conference will take place in New Haven, CT, at Yale University in-person on March 2nd, 2024, and will include three panels of graduate and early-career researchers. A faculty panel featuring Elizabeth Chatterjee (University of Chicago), Ian Miller (Harvard University), and Andrew Needham (New York University) will conclude the day’s activities with a discussion of innovative approaches to energy history.
Yale faculty conveners include Sunil Amrith, Renu and Anand Dhawan Professor of History, and Paul Sabin, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History.