Announcing CENHS’s Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014
Announcing CENHS’s Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive

Pedagogy was a frequent topic during the Third Annual Cultures of Energy Symposium. How to convey to undergraduates the various dimensions of climate change, the complexities of energy transitions, the politics of technology and the affective, social and political aspects of the Anthropocene?  How to simultaneously negotiate the Scylla and Charybdis of paralyzing despair and blind optimism that these topics too often evoke?  There was great interest in an archive of relevant syllabi.

In response, we’ve organized one. After contacting last year’s participants and a few colleagues, we’re happy to share our initial collection of a dozen syllabi, from courses in a wide range of fields in the social sciences and humanities—geography, anthropology, political science, history, environmental studies, religious studies, performance studies and English. In them, one can see the formation of an emerging energy humanities canon, as well as lots of previously unknown (to me) gems. Please do see for yourself.

We’d love to see the archive grow. Please e-mail us to add your syllabus!.

Many thanks to all the scholars who responded to our query for their willingness to put their work in the public domain.