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History Matters: Petronizing our Past

Date & Time:
April 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library
Speaker:
Petra Dolata

Join Dr. Petra Dolata, Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy, as she asks how oil came to write our energy stories and histories.  Register Now!

In our contemporary world, especially in an Alberta defined by oil boom and bust, many people are focused on finding solutions to a fossil-fuel dependent society. However, in order to understand both the nature of today’s energy challenges as well as socially acceptable solutions, one needs to uncover the history of certain assumptions about energy. If we want to address our energy futures, we need to know about our energy pasts. Dr. Petra Dolata, Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy, will uncover the many energy (hi)stories that life in the 20th century has produced and asks to what extent these have been influenced by oil or other energy resources.

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