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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


Reading Group Meeting: Discussion of Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption, by Simon Pirani

22nd October 2020, 14:00, Zoom

This autumn term of the year 2020-21, the Reading Group is discussing the extent to which specific choices have been, and indeed are going to be, made in political, economic, and academic frameworks concerning ecology.

A zoom link will be circulated nearer the time, via our mailing list and social media.

We will be discussing the Introduction and Part III of Simon Pirani’s Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption (2018, London: Pluto Press).

The book is available via open access here. The author will be joining us for what promises to be a fruitful and engaging conversation on fossil fuel consumption and the prospective transition away from it. If you are interested in discussing the way that technological, social and economic systems interact with natural systems and what it means to do so sustainably, you are welcome to join us.

New members are always welcome, including researchers from other institutions.

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