Conference: “Beyond Oil”, Bergen, Oct 25-27, 2017.

The next “Beyond Oil” conference will be held in Bergen, Oct 25-27, 2017.

Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. The direction that this transformation will take is still highly uncertain. Transformations to societies beyond oil involve deliberate choices that lead to different outcomes with regards to power, justice, inequality and human-nature relations. A task for social scientists is to analyze the structures of inertia and capacities for change in current societies, and highlight the multiple futures that these make possible.

As research moves from studying problems to proposing pathways and solutions, we therefore need to critically interrogate the particular solutions that are proposed and how they relate to the futures we wish to mobilize. As academics, we also need to consider our own role in transformations – whether as catalysts, participants, critics, or knowledge producers. We welcome researchers from a variety of research fields connected to the topics above.


See the detailed program here.


Other information

Dates and venue

Oct 25–27, 2017 in Bergen, Norway

Litteraturhuset in Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5-7



For accommodation, there are a number of nearby hotels. For example Scandic ByparkenHotel Park and Grand Terminus. There are also budget options in Bergen, like P-Hotels or Marken Guesthouse. 



Cite this blog post
Tristan Loloum (2017, August 29). Conference: “Beyond Oil”, Bergen, Oct 25-27, 2017. Energy Anthropology Network. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from

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