The workshop will consider energy history in a global perspective. It will present new research by graduate students from Harvard and MIT, and will conclude with a roundtable session of faculty from both institutions. The workshop is the first in a series of events hosted by the Energy History Project, an initiative that explores the ways in which the historical study of energy use and its transformations can contribute to the understanding of economic, social, and environmental change.


Participants will include David Blackbourn, Alison Frank, Richard Hornbeck, Ian Miller, Harriet Ritvo and Emma Rothschild.


If you would like to attend the workshop and access the pre-circulated papers, please RSVP to Philipp Lehmann at


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