CLIMATE HISTORIES RESEARCH GROUP
University of Cambridge, England
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH Cambridge)
Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment (CIRE)
The Climate Histories Research Group at CRASSH Cambridge is composed of a trans-disciplinary group of scholars and non-academics. It aims to consider a range of historical and theoretical questions related to the creation of human environments and the challenges presented by climate change. As part of this group, I attended the 2015 UN Climate Convention in Paris.
"AFTER OIL: NEW MODELS FOR RESEARCH ON RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES"
University of Alberta, Canada
Websites: www.petrocultures.com, www.afteroil.ca
“After Oil” is among the first major research initiatives in the field of Energy Humanities. This six-year project is committed to the central role that humanities and social sciences scholars should play in understanding our relationship to energy. “After Oil” aims to create innovative and pedagogically effective research focused on understanding the mutually-determining relationship between energy systems and culture (society, politics, economics) throughout history. "After Oil" is part of the Petrocultures Research Cluster at the University of Alberta.
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF BIO-POLITICAL FUTURES
Co-convened by Gregg Lambert and Cary Wolfe, the Society for the Study of Bio-Political Futures is an inter-institutional and trans-disciplinary community of researchers. It is focused on the revision of biopower and biopolitics as conceptual frameworks for addressing the conditions and challenges of the present moment and its possible futures.