ARTEFACTS XX Conference

Transitions in Energy History: State of the Art and New Perspectives

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci | Edison
Symposium, Milano, 29th November – 1st December 2017


The symposium on «Transitions in Energy History» aims at making a state of the art and questioning future historical research perspectives on past energy transitions.

In which directions went researches on energy transition(s) since the seminal Technics and Civilization (1934) by Lewis Mumford, whom already gave a key role to production and usage of energy to define the three stages in human machine interactions? What is left for new research on the past of energy transitions? Is this paradigm sufficient in itself or do we need to complement or even overcome it?

The symposium will deal in particular with the archival issue. In which way does the actual energy transition perspective impact archives and archival policies in the firms in the sector in particular? Professionals involved are encouragedto participate in a reflection crucial to the future o fhistorical studies on the energy transitions.

The symposium is organized by the Committee for the History of Electrcity and Energy (Fondation Groupe EDF) together with the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia «Leonardo da Vinci» and the Universitŕ La Sapienza and will prepare for the publication of a special issue of the forthcoming Journal of Energy History/Revue d'histoire de l'énergie.

pdfCall for Papers

Deadline for submission: 25 June 2017


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Locations


Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci", Sala Biancamano, Via Olona 6 bis, 20123 Milano, Italy; Edison, Sala azionisti, Foro Buonaparte 31, 20121 Milano, Italy.

Dates


29th November — 1st December 2017
Deadline for submission: 25 June 2017


Organization


Committee for the History of Electrcity and Energy (Fondation Groupe EDF) together with the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia « Leonardo da Vinci » and the University La Sapienza.

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