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17 January 2017

EOGAN 2017: Transition in Energy History

Total headquarters in Paris, France - EOGAN 2017 conference venue
Total HQ, Paris

Call for Papers for this year's EOGAN conference (Paris, 1-2 June 2017) - deadline 10 Feb.

Capturing the Energy is pleased to announce that the 8th conference of the European Oil and Gas Archives Network (EOGAN) will be hosted by Total S.A. at their headquarters in Paris on 1st-2nd June 2017.

EOGAN provides a network for people working to preserve and promote the use of oil and gas-related records across Europe, including:

  • archivists, records managers and records creators in the industry
  • oil and gas companies wishing to develop business archives
  • museums and organisations with an interest in energy history
  • universities and academics working on energy-related topics

The annual EOGAN conference is a meeting place for people to share ideas and to develop valuable international links across the energy research and archives sectors. The theme for the 2017 Conference is ‘Transition in Energy History: Archival and Research Perspectives’ and it will be exploring the following broad topics:

  • decommissioning: challenges and opportunities for archives
  • recordkeeping in renewables and cross-sector comparisons
  • technological innovation: past, present and future
  • modernisation and diversification in industry and archives
  • capturing transition: photography and visual culture
  • energy history in France and the French-speaking world
  • energy transitions: lessons from history
  • the end of the Anthropocene: challenges for archivists and researchers

You are invited to submit papers on the topics mentioned above, or any other aspect of the conference theme – EOGAN welcomes a wide range of perspectives. Please submit your paper, or an abstract of 200-250 words with a working title, to s.convery@abdn.ac.uk (Siobhan Convery, EOGAN Board Director) by 10 February 2017. Along with your paper or abstract, please include your name, email address and organisation.

The conference is open to anyone who wants to share their thoughts and ideas about these topics. There will be plenty of time for (informal) discussion. The conference language will be English.

For more information about EOGAN, please visit the website: www.eogan.org

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