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A conference enabling collaborative scholarly exchange about the first fossil fuel economy, culture, and society (nineteenth-century Britain and its empire) from the perspective of ecology and the environmental humanities.

Sep 16, 2016 09:00 AM to
Sep 17, 2016 05:00 PM

126 Voorhies Hall

Panel sessions include: Science, Empire, Coal, Form, Utopia, and Ecology & Energy.

Papers include: “Signatures of the Carboniferous: Coal Power in the Age of Man”, “Climate Change, Interrupted”, "The Weather in Utopia", and "Late-Victorian Eco-(Dys)topias and the Problem of Sustainability".

Speakers include:

Siobhan Carroll, Associate Professor, University of Delaware
Elizabeth Chang, Associate Professor, University of Missouri 
Kathleen Frederickson, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
Devin Griffiths, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California 
Nathan Hensley, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University 
Deanna Kreisel, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia 
Barbara Leckie, Associate Professor, Carleton University (Canada) 
Tobias Menely, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis 
Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Professor, University of California, Davis 
Benjamin Morgan, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago 
Philip Steer, Senior Lecturer, Massey University (New Zealand) 
Jesse Oak Taylor, Assistant Professor, University of Washington 
Gautam Basu Thakur, Assistant Professor, Boise State University 
Lynn Voskuil, Associate Professor, University of Houston 
Daniel Williams, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University 
Michael Ziser, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

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