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*HIST 2019. Energy History: Seminar

This seminar is a critical introduction to the history and historiography of energy, a field entangled with the history of fossil-fueled climate change. We will work our way back into the history of energy, using theories of energy to rethink such key issues as industrialization, labor, empire, and urbanization. In the process, we will rethink stark distinctions between socialism and capitalism; bodies and environment; nature and culture. And we will pay particular attention to the edges of the field: where are the opportunities for new work? What new questions does a focus on energy allow us to ask?

Professor: 

Professor: 

Season: 

Fall

Days: 

F

Time: 

9:45-11:45

Course ID: 

216169

Subject Area: 

History

Research Areas: 

  • [Course titles in brackets] indicate that the course is not scheduled to be taught during the 2020-2021 academic year, but may be offered in an alternate year.
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