Energy Crises Through the Ages: The History of Energy


The Humanities and Social Sciences “Taster” Unit is a short, 8-week, public lecture series, offered for the first time in 2017. It includes lectures drawn from the first-year schedules in courses offered at UTAS in English, History, Philosophy, and Sociology.

Start Date

29th Mar 2017 5:30pm

End Date

29th Mar 2017 7:00pm


QVMAG Auditorium at the Queen Victoria Museum

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Have you ever wanted to have a "taste" of university life? Maybe you’ve thought about enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science but were unsure what you’d find if you did. Perhaps you’re a college student thinking about the next step towards uni. Or maybe you’re just looking for some fun intellectual stimulation on a Wednesday evening.

Energy Crises Through the Ages: The History of Energy

Presented by

Professor Paul Turnbull

The history of human societies has very much been the history of our uses of energy. In this lecture, Professor Paul Turnbull will discuss some of the most important changes in the sources of energy that we have exploited over the past 14,000 years. He will also explain how, at various times in world history, our use of new energy sources has led to profound social and economic changes.

Click here for more information or to view the full semester 1 program.