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Thursday 1ST June


09:30 – 10.00               Registrations open – coffee                                                                                   

10:00 – 10:15               Welcome: TOTAL representative

10.15 – 10.30               Welcome: Siobhan Convery, Convener, EOGAN


10.30 – 12.30               SESSION 1: Energy Transitions – Lessons From History (1)

Session Chair





Professor Brian Black

Penn State University

‘Leaping the Gap: Tracing Changing Conceptions of Energy in World History’



Professor Yves Bouvier


Paris-Sorbonne University & Dr Leonard Laborie

National Center for Scientific Research, UMR Sirice (Paris)

‘Lessons Learnt from Writing History with Energy Transition’



Dr John Bowlus

Center for Energy and Sustainable Development
Kadir Has University, Istanbul


‘The conversion of the British, German, and U.S. navies from using coal-fuelled steam engines to oil-fuelled diesel engines in



12.30 – 13.30               Lunch and exhibition of material from TOTAL’s corporate archives.




13.30 – 15.00               SESSION 2 : Energy Transitions - Lessons From History (2)                

Session Chair





Trude Meland


A small city facing a major industry’




Joe Chapman


University of Aberdeen

‘Are reports of North Sea oil’s death greatly exaggerated? Lessons from history’



Emiliano Travieso

Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

‘Grass and Coal: Energy Transitions and Livestock in New Zealand and Uruguay,



15.00 - 15.30                Coffee


15.30 – 17.00               SESSION 3: Documenting transition                                                            

Session Chair





Ine Fintland & Torkel Thime

The Regional State Archives in Stavanger

‘The Value of Archives in Times of Transition’



Dr Terry Brotherstone & Andrew MacGregor

University of Aberdeen

‘From Creator to Archivist to User – How the Oral Record Contributes to Energy History:

examples from the experience of the Lives in the Oil Industry Project’



Eivind Skarung

The Norwegian Oil and Gas Archive,

The  Regional State Archives in Stavanger

‘Decommissioning: challenges and opportunities for archival institutions’



17.15 – 18.30               Reception: drinks and canapés – free evening



Friday 2ND June


09.00 – 09.30               Coffee

09.30 – 10.30               SESSION 4 – Keynote & QA                                                                        


10.30 – 11.00               Coffee                                                                                                                  


11.00 – 12.30               SESSION 5: Energy History in France and the French-speaking world    

Session Chair





Dr Marta Musso

European University Institute

‘Oil for development: French-Algerian and Italian-Algerian negotiations in the aftermath of the independence war (1962-1971)’



Dr Radouan Mounecif

University of Paris

‘Petroleum engineers and technicians in colonial and postcolonial Algeria: a contribution to social history of French oil industry (1944-1971)’


12.30 - 13.30                Lunch


13.30 – 14.30               SESSION 6: Capturing transition



Fabrizio Trisolgio

Fondazione AEM

‘The Cathedrals of Energy: tradition and innovation in AEM Historical Archives’



Rudmer Canjels



Filming Royal Dutch Shell: Prospecting for Science, Technology and Progress



14.30 – 14.45               Coffee


14.45 – 16.00               SESSION 7: Energy transitions - technological innovations

Session Chair





Dr Emmanuelle Gallo

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Bretagne

‘Sources and Methodology for Studying Energy Consumption in some Parisian Public Buildings (19th - 20th Centuries)’



Kristin Øye Gjerde

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

‘The subsea-technology development on the Norwegian continental shelf’



Finn Harald Sandberg

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

New Energy – same technology (Hydro – Petro - Ventus)


15.00 – 16.00               Members meeting & AGM

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