Climate, History, and the Poetry of Place

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017
Climate, History, and the Poetry of Place

  For all our friends and followers in the Houston area, be sure to check out this reading by Eric Magrane, poet-in-residence at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The event takes place tomorrow—Thursday, March 9th—on the campus of the University of Houston!

“Regardless, We Rise”: The Standing Rock Clearance

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017
“Regardless, We Rise”: The Standing Rock Clearance

Today at 2pm, the emboldened task force detailed with removing protesters at Oceti Sakowin camp will begin making arrests and forcible evictions. I say “emboldened” because, as we know, history has shown how violent leadership gives violent license well beyond the purview of any one leader. The model of fear and intimidation running rampant in our nation […]

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Interim Curator-Anthropocene

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Interim Curator-Anthropocene

FT POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, INTERIM CURATOR-ANTHROPOCENE  The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is seeking a post-doctoral fellow and interim curator for the Anthropocene. This position has a limited term of two years, although there is the possibility of extension if the fellow/curator is successful and further funding is developed. The position’s primary responsibility is to work […]

Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive – Looking for Updates!!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017
Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive – Looking for Updates!!

CENHS is looking to update our syllabus archive, housed in the “Outreach and Teaching” section of our site. Please e-mail us (cenhs@rice.edu) to add your syllabus (in .doc or .pdf), or to revise previously contributed syllabi. Several of our links have become inactive, so if you notice that one of yours is no longer functioning, please send […]

CENHS & Standing Rock

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017
CENHS & Standing Rock

As the CENHS Predoctoral Fellows reflected on the past year, we devised a plan to write about our favorite podcast episodes in a blog we posted before the Holidays. As we discussed these episodes together, however, we all felt that one episode—or rather, two—deserved special notice. Standing Rock 1 and Standing Rock 2 offered a […]

CFP: Postcards from the Anthropocene

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016
CFP: Postcards from the Anthropocene

POSTCARDS FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation University of Edinburgh Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 22—24 June 2017   Keynote speakers Etienne Turpin, Jussi Parikka, Mark Dorrian, Nigel Clark, Susan Schuppli [additional keynote to be confirmed]   Call for papers If the emergence of the Anthropocene implies an epistemological shift, how might this transform the way […]

Environment and Society: Call For Papers

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016
Environment and Society: Call For Papers

Read more about this journal here!

Saving Species, Saving the Humanities: Ursula K. Heise’s ‘Imagining Extinction’

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016
Saving Species, Saving the Humanities: Ursula K. Heise’s ‘Imagining Extinction’

Emerging into the energetic light of an early fall day, campus fresh in the heat’s recession, I find my mind wound tightly within a strange double helix of extinction discourses: on the one hand, the decline of biodiversity resulting from the historical sixth mass extinction event and on the other, the ongoing talk of the […]

“Trial and Error”: Visual Art in the Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016
“Trial and Error”: Visual Art in the Age of Climate Change

On September 19th, Houston-based visual artist Josh Bernstein’s exhibit, Moon Finger, will begin its run at Devin Borden Gallery (3917 Main Street, Houston). Bernstein, a Lecturer in the Visual and Dramatic Arts department at Rice University, has produced a series of work whose past, present, and future are shaped by nonhuman forces. Take, for instance, the inspiration […]

CFP: “Energy States” (Santiago, Chile)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016
CFP: “Energy States” (Santiago, Chile)

Energy States: Exploring the public regulation of electricity in history and society Universidad Alberto Hurtado Santiago, Chile April 27-28, 2017 Deadline to Submit Proposals: October 15, 2016 READ the full Call for Papers here: Energy states – CFP