Date(s) - Friday, May 1, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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49th State Brewing Company
Russia‘s twenty-first century oil boom has had enormous implications for Russian–indeed, global–politics and economics. Less frequently noted are the transformations that oil and oil money have brought to the cultural sphere in Russia. This talk describes some of these changes, using examples ranging from small, rural folklore ensembles to major national spectacles. Russian oil culture, it turns out, is both surprisingly similar to and yet quite different from oil culture in other oil-producing countries around the world.
Rogers is currently working on two projects. The first, Eating Oil: Energy and Life in and after the Cold War, is about the history and present-day reverberations of petroleum science in the Soviet Union, the United States, and Europe, including oil-into-food (“petroprotein”) programs; oil- and methane-eating bacteria; hydrocarbon microbiology and biotechnology more broadly; and debates about oil’s biogenic and/or abiogenic origins. The second is a study of the history, theory, and practice of the Russian and Soviet corporation.
- Check-in will begin at 11:30am with seating available on a first-come first-serve basis. The program will begin at noon.
- Those with online reservations do not need to present ticket confirmation at the door, we will have all confirmed attendees on a list at check-in.
- Food and drink is available for individual purchase directly from 49th State Brewing Company. If you wish to order food, please come a few minutes early to ensure your meal arrives during the program.
- Online registration closes at 6:00 pm on April 30. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door the next day, unless the program is sold out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.