Friday, April 14, 2017

CFP: “Material Realities of Energy Histories”

The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire has issued a call for papers on the topic "The Material Realities of Energy Histories" for a special issue. According to the organizers
Energy history has grown considerably from a largely overlooked sub-field to an important and relevant line of historical enquiry. Responding to the realization that human energy use has been directly responsible for monumental social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental changes, such as industrialization, urbanization, global warming, and the onset of the Anthropocene, historians have begun to embrace the need to understand better how energy structured human societies.
The proposed essays "should explore topics that address the transnational dimensions and multiple scales of the material realities and environmental consequences of energy production, distribution, and consumption in any time period."
    Submissions (a 250-300 word abstract) should be sent by June 2, 2017, to guest editor Andrew Watson at cjh@usask.ca. For a more detailed description of possible topics and other project deadlines, please consult the full call for papers.