Touraj Atabaki is the Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History. He also holds the chair of the Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia at the School of the Middle East Studies of the Leiden University. Studied first theoretical physics and then history, he did his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof Ervand Abrahamian (Baruch College) on the ethnicity and regional autonomy in the twentieth century Iran; it was published in 1993 and reprinted in 2000. At the present he is coordinating a research project on Social History of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry 1908-2008. Kaveh Ehsani, Peyman Jafari, and Maral Jefroudi are other associated fellows to this project. He is also a participant in the international project of the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000. Touraj Atabaki served as president of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS), as a member of the academic board of the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), as a member of the Board of Consulting Editors of the International Labour and Working-Class History, the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Iranian Studies, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Central Asian Survey and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Azerbaijani Studies. At the presetn he is the president elect of the International Society of Iranain Studies. His fields of research encompass Social History of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Modernity, Migration, Nationalism, Labour and Subaltern Studies and post-Colonial Historiography
Elisabetta Bini is a Research Fellow at the University of Trieste,Italy, where she works on the history of transatlantic energyrelations during the Cold War. She was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowat the European University Institute in Florence, after earning herPhD in Modern European History from New York University. She iscurrently working on a book titled "Fueling the Cold War: Oil,Development and Consumption in the Mediterranean, 1945-1973." Herpublications include: "Oil and the Transformation of InternationalRelations in the Mediterranean during the 1970s", special issue of"Historical Social Research," forthcoming; "Selling Gasoline with aSmile: Gas Station Attendants between the United States, Italy and theThird World (1945-1970)," International Labor and Working ClassHistory (2013); "La fine del petrolio. Democrazia e risorseenergetiche nell'Italia contemporanea," special issue of "Novecento"(2012) (with Simone Selva); "La potente benzina italiana. Guerrafredda e consumi di massa tra Italia, Stati Uniti e Terzo mondo"(Rome: Carocci, 2013); "Fueling Modernization in a TransatlanticWorld: ENI's Oil Politics during the 1950s and 1960s", in AlainBeltran, Eric Boussière, Giuliano Garavini, eds., "Europe and Energy.From the 1960s to the 1980s," Bruxelles, Peter Lang,forthcoming
Giuliano Garavini (PhD University of Florence) is currently FIRB Lecturer at the University of Padua (coordinating the Padua unit of the FIRB "Engines of Growth") and Reasearch Associate at NYU in Abu Dhabi. His latest publication include After Empires. European Integration, Decolonization and the Challenge from the Global South (1957-1986), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012 and "Completing Decolonization. The 1973 “Oil Shock” and the Struggle for Economic Rights”, in The International History Review, vol.33, n.3, 2011.Giuliano is currently working on a history of OPEC from its origins to the present times.
Giuliano Garavini - FIRB Lecturer, University of Padua
Tae-Hoon Kim is a PhD candidate in the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge. His research area is on British fuel policy from the 1960s to 1979. He focuses on examining the politics underlying the policies of power generation and fuel supply, with a particular interest in how energy economics influenced policy making in energy. Tae has a BA, MA, and Mphil in History from the University of Cambridge. Upon receiving his MPhil in July 2007, Tae joined the Republic of Korea Army, where he served as a Military Intelligence Officer and Interpreter from 2008 to 2011. After retiring from active duty in 2011, he worked as a research assistant in the Institute For Integrated International Studies(IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin from 2011 to 2012
Tae-Hoon Kim - PhD candidate, University of Cambridge
Marta Musso is a historical researcher and media producer currently undertaking a PhD in Economic History at the University of Cambridge. Her research project examines the role of the oil industry in decolonization processes, namely in Algeria. Her fields of specialisation include industrial history, energy issues in historical perspective and Italian economic history. She collaborates with the Public History Network at Cambridge and she is involved in the making of historical documentaries. She is secretary of CUEN, the Cambridge University Energy Network, social officer for CISA (Cambridge International Studies Association) and Post-graduate representative for ASMI, the Association for the Studies on Modern Italy
Roberto Cantoni’s current research focuses on the history of geophysical technologies for oil prospecting, the history of oil diplomacy and related security issues. In his thesis, he analysed the development of French and Italian national oil companies, and of their exploratory sectors in particular, within the framework of a transnational perspective, and in the context of the Cold War. Such context greatly affected oil activities of French and Italian governments and companies. The growth of oil agencies such as the Italian ENI and the French BRP into larger, world-size enterprises caused repeated clashes with the interests of the Anglo-American oil majors, often supported in matters of foreign policies by their national governments. These occurred both within and beyond French and Italian territorial borders: for example, in Algeria and the Middle East. Technological transfers played a prominent part in shaping the oil map of the two Mediterranean countries: territorial requests were made on the basis on geophysical and geological data, mostly acquired through secret surveillance operations. Technology also played a major role in advancing Soviet projects of pipeline expansion to Western Europe, as the Soviet Union needed Western equipment for its plans. The involvement of supranational organisation, EEC and NATO in particular, transformed national disputes on oil into global issues, involving high civilian and military personnel. In his Master’s dissertation, Cantoni worked on French oil prospecting in Gabon from the end of World War II, through the independence of the African country, to the first oil crisis coinciding with the 1973 Yom Kippur war: in his work, he aimed at bringing together the theoretical frameworks of post-colonial studies and history of technology. He is publishing Cantoni, R., and Veneer, L. (forthcoming), “Gatekeeping for Oil: gaining admission, gathering data and granting licences in Algeria and the North Sea”. In P. Roberts and S. Turchetti (eds.) The Surveillance Imperative. Geosciences During the Cold War and Beyond. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Roberto Cantoni -
PhD student, University of Manchester
International financial and monetary history of the 1970s energy crises; international trade in commodities and international banking during the Twentieth Century; international capital markets and oil markets ; the transition in energy regimes during the Twentieth century: from oil to nuclear power
My research sets out to understand the cultural landscape of societies dependent on hydrocarbons. The central claim shaping my work is that we need to fully understand how closely enmeshed many aspects of our culture are with fossil fuels. Only then will we be in a position to imagine persuasive narratives of possible energy futures that go beyond the discourses of catastrophe or technocratic optimism. My project investigates cultural responses to the central dilemmas of the hydrocarbon age by focusing on the ways in which European petroleum culture has been – and is being – archived, collected and displayed. Examining key sites of memory – petroleum museums, technological museums, natural history museums, corporate archives, national archives, film, art projects, literary texts – in which the experience of ‘living with oil’ is stored, categorized and controlled, the project explores the role that oil plays in twenty-first century cultural memory and considers how our understanding of petroleum culture circumscribes the future possibilities of managing energy transition. This is to seek to understand why we make certain decisions, why particular courses of action are open to us, while others remain unthinkable.
Philippe Tristane- University of Paris-Sorbonne
Torkel Thime (born 1954) is the deputy director of the Stavanger State Archives and a senior archivist. He is project manager for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Archives. He has published a number of books on various subjects ranging from legal history, railway history and archival science. He has also been a part of the Cultural Heritage projects headed by the Norwegian Oil Museum concerning various oil and gas fields in the North Sea
Torkel Thime - The Norwegian Oil and Gas Archives
Ine Fintland - The Norwegian Oil and Gas archives
Master’s degree in Nordic languages from the University of Bergen in 2003. Has written a number of articles on both archives and literature. Currently working on a research project on archival description in Norway 1620-2003. Archivist at the Norwegian oil and gas archives / The Regional State Archives in Stavanger
Gunleiv Hadland is a researcher at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. He has an MA, majoring in history, from the University of Bergen.
He wrote a thesis on hydropower development and nature conservation. He has earlier worked on projects for the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.
On behalf of the Petroleum Museum he was from 2008 until 2012 project manager for the project Industrial heritage Statfjord.
His research interest are energy in relation to the environment, including decommissioning of offshore installations.
Siobhán Convery is Head of Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen. An archivist by training, she manages the University’s rare book, manuscript and archive collections and oversees the delivery of reader services, a digitisation programme, conservation centre, public gallery, and schools & public engagement programme. Siobhán has been involved with the UK Capturing the Energy initiative since it was formed in 2006. She project-managed the TOTAL-funded FRIGG archive cataloguing project and the curation of a public exhibition on the collection. The University is home to a growing number of oil and gas-related collections within its Oil & Gas Archive, including the Lives in the Oil Industry oral history collection. A Capturing the Energy’s Project Development Officer, based at Special Collections, is working to further develop these collections and promote the archive. Siobhán is the representative councillor for archival institutions on the EOGAN Board and has spoken at past conferences
Mauro Elli is research fellow of the Centre for Foreign Policy and Public Opinion Studies of State University of Milan (Italy) and member of the Secretariat of the Commission of History of International Relations. He currently holds a senior research grant at State University of Padua (Italy). His main energy-related research projects (past & current) include: relations between the U.K. and the European Atomic Energy Community, 1957-1963; The early history of the OEEC European Nuclear Energy Agency; A history of ENI’s nuclear power station at Latina (Italy) and Anglo-Italian relations in nuclear energy matter, notably as far as fuel production is concerned; The British entry into the EEC and the issue of a Common energy policy, with a special attention to uranium enrichment and the competition between gaseous diffusion and centrifuge technology; The creation of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group as a means to govern industrial competition in front of nuclear proliferation; State, industrial, and local instances in the negotiation of the Guangdong nuclear power project, 1978-1986. His most recent publications include: European Cooperation and Technological Innovation: Applied Research in the OEEC Halden Reactor Project, in C. Bouneau – D. Burigana – A. Versori (eds.), Les trajectoires de l’innovation technologique et la construction européenne: des voies de structuration durable?, Lang, 2010, pp. 147-160; Between Industrial and Energy Policy: The Issue of European Capacity in Uranium Enrichment, 1969-1974, in D. Preda – D. Pasquinucci (eds.), The Road Europe Travels Along. The Evolution of the EEC/EU Institutions and Policies, Lang, Brussels, 2010, pp. 383-394; Atomi per l’Italia. La vicenda politica, industriale e tecnologica della centrale nucleare di Latina 1956-1972, Unicopli, Milano, 2011; “British First Nuclear Export: ENI’s Atomic Power Station at Latina and Anglo-Italian Nuclear Cooperation”, Annales historiques de l’électricité, n. 9 (2011), pp. 27-42.
Nelida Fuccaro is a specialist in the modern history of Iraq, Gulf States and Arabian Peninsula with an interest in the urban, social and cultural history of the Middle Eastern oil industry before nationalisation. As an urban historian, she has worked on the impact of the industry on the oil conurbations of Iraq and Bahrain, including towns and settlements built by the Iraq Petroleum Company and by the Bahrain Petroleum Company. In the last few years she has led a research cluster on oil in the context of an international collaborative project on the history of public violence in modern Middle Eastern cities sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Deutsche Forschungemeinschaft. She is now working on the effects of oil propaganda on the oil societies of Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain before the 1970s. Her most recent publications include 'Reading Oil as Urban Violence: Kirkuk and Its Oil Conurbation.' In: Fuccaro, Nelida and Freitag, Ulrike and Masjedi, Fatemeh and Schroder, Claudia, (eds.), Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State. Oxford; New York: Berghahn, 2014, and editor, Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East. Thematic issue in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 33/1, 2013.
Peyman Jafari is a fellow at the International Institute of Social History, where he researches the social history of labour in the Iranian oil industry and its international connections through European oil companies such as BP and Shell. He is the author of "Reasons to Revolt: Iranian Oil Workers in the 1970s. In: International Labor and Working-Class History Journal no. 84, pp. 195-217
Silvio Labbate holds a doctorate in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Science of “Sapienza”, the University of Rome. He has worked as a lecturer in the History of Southern Africa and of Social History at the University of Salento. He has specialized in Italian energy policy, with particular reference to the issue of petrodollars and the Cold War in the Middle East. He has written essays and reviews for a number of historical journals including Clio, Ventunesimo Secolo, Nuova Rivista Storica and the European Review of History. He is the author of numerous books and essays, among which Il governo dell’energia. L’Italia dal petrolio al nucleare, 1945-1975 (The Energy’s Government. Italy from the Oil to the Nuclear Policy, 1945-1975), Quaderni di Storia, Le Monnier-Mondadori, Firenze, 2010, pp. 327; Italian Energy Abroad. Cooperation Outside the National Boundaries, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken (Germany), 2012, pp. 150; Energia Made in Italy. Le cooperazioni italiane oltre frontiera: dagli albori alle crisi petrolifere degli anni Settanta (Energy Made in Italy. The Italian Co-operations Abroad: from the beginnings to the Oil Crises of the Seventies), Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2012, pp. 200.
Nuno Luis Madureira is Professor at Lisbon University Institute and works currently in the areas of history of energy, history of technology and global history with the main focus in Europe and the US. In 2008 he was visiting scholar at University of Harvard Massachusetts and in 2004 visiting scholar at University of Berkeley California. Since 2006 he is a Member of the permanent pool of referees of the European Foundation of Science - EFS and has also coordinated team research projects sponsored by Scientific National Agencies and private enterprises from which resulted collective works like the History of Energy in Portugal (Lisbon, 2005) and the three volumes of History of Work and Occupations (Lisbon, 2001-2002). The last book published is entitled Key concepts in energy: Economy, technology and history, Springer- Energy Book Series, London – New York, 2014. The main articles related with oil and gas include: “Estimating Oil Reserves: History and Methods”, in Fossil Fuel and the Environment, Shahriar Khan (ed.), IN-Tech, Vukovar, (2012), pp. 143-166 and “Oil in the age of steam”, Journal of Global History 5,1,(2010): 75–94.
Francesco Petrini is permanent researcher (Ricercatore confermato) in History of International Relations at the, Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies of the University of Padova (Italy). His research interests focus on the interaction between the economic and social structures and international politics. He has published on the history of European integration and on the Italian role in it; on Italian economic history; on the end of the "golden age" and the role of social forces in it; on the debate on MNCs during the 1970s; on the 1973 energy crisis. His most recent publications include Eight Squeezed Sisters. The Oil Majors and the Coming of the 1973 "shock", on the H-Energy discussion network (15/11/2013); La crisi energetica del 1973. Le multinazionali del petrolio e la fine dell'età dell'oro (nero), in "Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell'800 e del '900", n. 3, 2012, pp. 445-471; with Giuliano Garavini, Continuity or Change? The 1973 Oil Crisis Reconsidered, in A. Varsori, G. Migani (eds), Europe in the International Arena during the 1970s. Entering a Different World, PIE Peter Lang, 2011, pp. 211-230
Matteo Pizzigallo is full professor of History of International Relations at the University of Naples “Federico II” and at the Aeronautics Academy of Pozzuoli. Scholar of Economic Diplomacy. He collaborates with Gnosis, quarterly review published by AISI (Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza interna). He is the author of Alle origini della politica petrolifera italiana- 1920-1926, Giuffrè Milano; L’Agip degli anni ruggenti- 1926-1932, Giuffrè; La politica estera dell’Agip -1932-1940; La diplomazia dell’amicizia: Italia e Arabia Saudita (translated into Arabic “Diblumasiyat Alsadaqa: Italia ua Almamlakah Alarabia Alsaudia”, Publisher Darat Almalik Abdul-Aziz , Riad); La diplomazia italiana e i Paesi arabi dell’Oriente Mediterraneo, Franco Angeli Milano; Il ponte sul Mediterraneo -1989-2009, Apes Roma; L’Italia e le monarchie petrolifere del Golfo, Editrice Apes Roma, La politica araba dell’Italia democristiana, Franco Angeli
Stefan Tetzlaff is a doctoral student and research associate at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen. His interest in the oil and gas sector initially stems from research conducted for his MA thesis on networks of migration and exchange between South Asia and the Persian Gulf Region, to which the commodity oil contributed and continues to contribute extensively. Visits to relevant archives and field research in UK and India subsequently allowed him to study the production, marketing and consumption of mineral oil products in 20th century South Asia and their interrelation with fields such as political economy, environment and society. Parts of this research inform his current work on the history of motor transport in India since 1900
Ilaria Tremolada is currently Research Fellow at the University of Milan, Department of Historical Studies. She received her PhD in 2007 in Società europea e vita internazionale nell’età moderna e contemporanea, from the University of Milan. It is in this context that she began to study the international strategy of Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, Eni (the Italian owned state petroleum company), focusing in particular on the period of the Enrico Mattei’s Presidency. She has been researching in the Archives of Eni, in that of the Italian Foreign Ministry, the Senate, Archives La Pira, but also in the archives of the Quai d' Orsay, the British National Archives and the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC. From these research was born a volume entitled La via italiana al petrolio. L’Eni di Enrico Mattei in Iran (1951-1958), Milano, l’Ornitorinco, 2011, dedicated to the genesis and conclusion of the Agreement signed between Eni and Iranan National Oil Company in 1957. More recently she has expanded, chronologically, the field of her research, writing, among other things, an essay about Eni in Saudi Arabia during the first oil shock of 1973 (to be published in the first issue 2014 of Nuova Rivista Storica) and preparing a volume, forthcoming, on the history of Eni in Libya from 1956 to the present
Ilaria Tremolada - Research Fellow, University of Milan
I am a PhD candidate and study the history of high-tech innovation in the Netherlands by means of a business history of ASM International. This project is conducted in cooperation with Utrecht University and Museum Boerhaave (National museum for Science and Medicine in Leiden). I graduated in history and specialized in business history and the relation between business and governments at a (inter)national level. Subjects of research were the history of a Dutch energy company in Indonesia during the decolonization; the importance of economic relations with Russia in Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik (BA-thesis); and the contribution of the liberalization of the oil industry to the (inter)national effort of state-building in Iraq since 2003 (MA-thesis). After his graduation, Jorijn was involved with the project ‘Business in Europa and Asia during the 20th century: business systems and economic performance’ (BEAT) of Prof Dr. Keetie Sluyterman as a visiting researcher. This is a collective research project of Utrecht University, the Centre for Business History (Glasgow), Kyoto University and the German Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (Frankfurt).
Marie-Haude Gervoson is in charge of gathering collector's items within Total Group and she is a project officer in Corporate Communication
Marie-Haude Gervoson - Project Officer, Total SA
I am conducting a study of the environmental impacts of the development and maitenance of the grid and the resources needed to generate and distrubute electrcity. The National Grid provides a means of collecting and distributing electrical power throughout the UK.
Katherine Shillabeer Button - PhD Candidate, UEA
Valentina Mirabella is a trained Archivist with an interest in cultural diplomacy and in producing content to present it in a simple and engaging way, using her technology and communication skills. She is currently working as Archival Specialist for the British Library / Qatar Foundation Partnership, mainly cataloguing and studying ‘Oil and Minerals’ files from the India Office Records. Valentina has experience in working with different archives, cartographic and visual collections and her previous employers include the University of Roma ‘La Sapienza’ and Amnesty International.
Graduated in Archival Sciences at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, he has been working in Eni Historical Archive since 2006. Specialized in audiovisual archiving and preservation, he has been in charge of the Eni Movie Data Base. He has published in various archival and historical reviews: “Imprese e Storia”, “Il Mondo degli Archivi”, “Archivi&Computer”, “Scrineum”, “Economia della Cultura”. He is currently a member of the European Project Action Jean Monnet for Audiovisual Knowledge and he also collaborates with several universities in Rome, such as the Special School for Archivists and Librarians in Rome, with workshops and lectures
Mattia Voltaggio - Eni Historical Archive
Wouter Heijveld is a specialist on the history of the Dutch based Offshore Oil and Gas Secto. He is affiliated to the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam and to the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Wouter Heijveld - Rotterdam Maritime Museum
Zachary Cuyler -
I am a Research Professor in Economic History Program at Republic University of Uruguay.
My researching work is centered to analyse energy and development problems in Uruguay and Latin America in comparative perspective.
Specific topics as energy transition and how this occurs in the periphery, institutional conditions and the politic economy in the energy sector, energy policy and planification, are any areas where I have working.
I have special interest to study relation between energy and equity, and energy and human development.
Finally, in the last time I have occupied a part of my academic preoccupations about sustainability of energy matrix.
I have publicated some works about energy transition in Uruguay: “Energy and Development. Constraint energy in Uruguay as problem”; “Rise and fall of coal in Uruguay” (working co-authored with Carolina Roman); “Energy and Technical Change. Adoption and diffusion of electric power in Uruguay”.
At the time I have in publication process two articles linked at this research line: "Energy and development. The energy in the economic history of Latin America"; "Do energy natural endowments matter? New Zealand and Uruguay in a comparative approach (1870-1940)" (working co-authored with Henry Willebald).
Zachary researches the history of energy and infrastructure in Lebanon and Syria in the 20th century, focusing especially on the labor history and political economy of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline in Lebanon.
Since 1989 he has been Research Profesor of Latin American and Mexican history at El Colegio de México, a leading social science institute. He received his Ph. D. in History from Harvard University (1977) and has been visiting professor at University of Geneva (April/May, 2012), University of Los Andes (fall, 2009), Universidad Católica de Chile (fall 2010), Stanford University (1998-1999), Universidad Carlos III en Madrid (1996), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales en Paris (1994), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (1990 y 1993 and 2009), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1987).
Carlos Marichal is well known both for his studies on Latin American and Mexican history. He has published some ninety book chapters and fifty journal articles in these fields. His book A Century of Debt Crises in Latin America: From Independence to the Great Depression, 1820-1930, Princeton University Press, 1989 (with Spanish editions published in Spain and Mexico) remains the standard reference work on this subject. More recently he has published a book titled Nueva historia de las grandes crisis financieras, 1873-2008, Madrid/Buenos Aires/Mexico, 2010, which is now used in courses in Spain, Argentina and Mexico.
Energy, economic and environmental history; current main research areas include energy embodied in traded goods, c.1800-2000; sectoral energy consumption and efficiency changes over time in western Europe; energy history of Arctic Scandinavia; oil and gas exploration in the Canadian Arctic.
Directs energy history project at Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge and Harvard. www.energyhistory.org
As it relates to energy history, my research focuses upon the Mexican oil expropriation of 1938 and its reception in Latin America. I organized the international colloquium “Energy in the Americas: Critical Reflections on Energy and History” at the Univesity of Calgary (October 23-25, 2014) to bring together energy studies scholars working on Latin America, the U.S. and Canada.
Amelia Kiddle -
University of Calgary
I’m a MPhil in economic and social history at Cambridge. My research focuses on the impact that the rise of the Iranian oil industry from 1909 to 1979 has had on changes in the bargaining power of Iran in its negotiations with Western countries.
Joyce Lau -
University of Cambridge
My PhD thesis focuses on the Nigerian petroleum industry at the end of empire to explore the trilateral relationship between the joint oil venture Shell-BP, the British metropolitan government/colonial authorities, and the Nigerian nationalist movement. I am currently engaged in primary research at both The National Archives, London, and the BP Archive, Coventry.
Christopher Minton -
University of Nottingham
I am a doctoral student working on a comparative history of unconventional oil development in the US, Canada, and Britain since the 1970s.
Troy G.W. Vettese -
New York University
I am associate professor at the University of Calgary and Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy. My teaching and research focuses on 20th-century energy history in Europe and North America. I have published a monograph on the transatlantic and European dimensions of the first German coal crisis in the late 1950s and currently work on a transnational, transatlantic history of the 1970s energy crises. Due to my interdisciplinary background (MA in American Studies, PhD in International Relations) my research is located at the intersection of international history and international relations and is informed by area studies approaches. I have published on the concept of energy security and am very interested in theoretical discussions that address the link between energy and security. Another major research project investigates the history of energy exploration in the Canadian Arctic.