From Wasteland to Carolina Gold

Posted on May 1, 2018
From Wasteland to Carolina Gold

When Europeans colonized the Americas, one major challenge they faced was new environmental contexts. But in addition to the lack of knowledge Europeans had with respect to flora, fauna, and climate, they also faced a major environmental obstacle in how to imagine a colonized landscape. Colonizers had ideas about what economic activities—at first extractive through […]

Review – A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Posted on Oct 18, 2017
Review – A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America. Anya Zilberstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xi + 264, US$55.00 cloth.   “In one century and a half this part of America has undergone a change which no country has ever passed thro’ in so short a time. The forests near the Seacoasts […]

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Wastes: Histories and Futures

Posted on Sep 18, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Wastes: Histories and Futures

The Humanities Research Center at Rice University is accepting applications from postdoctoral scholars for the 2018–2019 Rice Seminar, titled Wastes: Histories and Futures.  For a description of the seminar, click here. Application details can be found here.   Image: Fabrice Monteiro, “The Prophecy” (detail) [Photo Basel 2017 and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery]

Sonic Activism After Ice

Posted on Sep 18, 2017
Sonic Activism After Ice

Friday, October 13, 2017 at Rice University