West Virginia University Press is forming a new book series, Energy and Society, edited by Brian Black.

Unrestricted by borders, technology or discipline, the Energy and Society book series seeks to provide a space for the unfettered expansion of the discourse on the human relationship with energy: from the processes of developing fuels to the policies that govern them; from the consumers who require energy to the governments that administer and seek it; and from the very way that we define the idea of energy to promising frontiers of the future.

Books in the series may be organized as specific case studies. However, they will each strive to confront larger issues and concepts in the complex, ongoing relationship between energy and society.

Feeding off the development of the environmental humanities and the recognition of the Anthropocene epoch in Earth’s history, the editor and editorial board seek book-length manuscripts that cross national borders as well as boundaries of our understanding of energy in human life. These manuscripts can include more traditional histories of business, politics, policy, environment, labor, technology, diplomacy and culture, but the series editorial team also encourages submission of work engaged with philosophy, the arts, and the social sciences.

About the series editor:

Brian Black is professor in the departments of history and environmental studies at Penn State University, Altoona. He is the author of Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History and Petrolia: The Landscape of America’s First Oil Boom. Black has edited a number of collections and reference works, including Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History. His book _Declaring Our Dependence: The Ecology of Petroleum in Twentieth Century American Life _is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

The editorial advisory board for this series includes: Ann Greene, history and sociology of science, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Hessl, geography, WVU; Robert Johnson, history and social science, National University of San Diego; Martin Melosi, Center for Public History, University of Houston; David Nye, history, University of Southern Denmark; Martin J. Pasqualetti, geographic sciences and urban planning, Arizona State University; Myrna Santiago, history, St. Mary’s College, California; Peter Shulman, history, Case Western Reserve; Imre Szeman, cultural studies and English, film studies, and sociology, University of Alberta

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