John Broome Lecture at Rice University (Sep 15th at 4:15pm)

Posted on Sep 7, 2017
John Broome Lecture at Rice University (Sep 15th at 4:15pm)

“Efficiency and Future Generations: Responding to Climate Change” by John Broome Come hear John Broome, Emeritus White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, who will be speaking on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 4:15pm in Duncan 1070. This event is sponsored by CENHS and the Philosophy Department at Rice University. The lecture […]

“A Poetics of the Atmos-Fear”

Posted on Sep 5, 2017
“A Poetics of the Atmos-Fear”

The following is an excerpt from my public humanities lecture, “Toxic Agents: Poetry, Pollution, and Environmental Racism,” which will be given tonight at the Health Museum of Houston (5:30pm). The goal of the talk is to outline three toxic agents that I believe have shaped both literary and medical discourses over the last 100 years. […]

Job Openings (San Jose State University and UCLA)

Posted on Aug 31, 2017
Job Openings (San Jose State University and UCLA)

Assistant Professor (2 openings) — San Jose State University The Department of Environmental Studies at San José State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. Successful applicants will have a doctorate in an appropriate field inenvironmental studies focused on the science and/or policy of climate change, biodiversity/conservation, environmental economics, sustainable energy resources, sustainable water […]

CFP: “How New Are the Renewables? Historicizing Energy Transitions”

Posted on Aug 24, 2017
CFP: “How New Are the Renewables? Historicizing Energy Transitions”

“How New Are the Renewables? Historicizing Energy Transitions” Conference at the Deutsches Museum, to coincide with the special exhibition energie.wenden 21–23 February 2018 Organizers: Sarah Kellberg, Deutsches Museum; Patrick Kupper, Innsbruck University; Hel-muth Trischler, Rachel Carson Center/Deutsches Museum In view of dwindling natural resources and, in particular, the threat of rising global tempera-tures, we will […]

Assistant Professor of Architecture—Energy, Ecology, & Design

Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Assistant Professor of Architecture—Energy, Ecology, & Design

Assistant Professor of Architecture—Energy, Ecology, & Design Position Information For more information, check out the information on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture OR The Penn Website. School Position Title Assistant Professor of Architecture — Energy, Ecology, & Design Position Type Education Position Description The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania seeks qualified […]

Postdoctoral, Graduate, & Faculty Fellowships at Cornell

Posted on Aug 22, 2017
Postdoctoral, Graduate, & Faculty Fellowships at Cornell

Call for Fellowship Applications at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. Their 2018/2019 “Focal Theme” will be on the concept of Authority. Description and Links Below!! DEADLINE: October 1, 2017 2018/2019—AUTHORITY The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residencies that reflect on the philosophical, aesthetic, political, legal, ecological, religious, and […]

Environmental Studies Job at Bucknell University

Posted on Aug 18, 2017
Environmental Studies Job at Bucknell University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, with a focus on Race, Identity, and Community Job no: 493780 Position type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Environmental Studies Bucknell University Environmental Studies Program tenure-track position in Race, Identity, and Community. The program in environmental studies at Bucknell seeks to hire an assistant or associate professor of environmental studies with a […]

PhD Position Open at Swiss Institute of Technology

Posted on Aug 18, 2017
PhD Position Open at Swiss Institute of Technology

Dr Vincent Moreau invites applications for a PhD position in economic analysis of energy efficiency. The successful candidate will be hosted at the Energy Center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The position is part of a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project to estimate threshold effects in energy consumption […]

A Cautionary Tale About Protecting the World’s Tropical Wildlife

Posted on Jul 12, 2017
A Cautionary Tale About Protecting the World’s Tropical Wildlife

by Elaine Shen  **This piece is a shorter version of Elaine Shen’s essay, which was among the 2017 winners of the Greene Prize for Environmental Writing.** “My Ph.D. advisor told me when I first visited Madagascar to be careful, because once you drink the water, you will be back,” Amy Dunham chuckled. “And she was right. […]

Teaching Counterfactuals and Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Posted on Mar 29, 2017
Teaching Counterfactuals and Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

**This reflection essay was written for the CENHS blog by Brandon Jones, PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign** It was more than a little fortunate that the volume Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities (2016), edited by Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall, and Stephanie LeMenager, appeared in print shortly before I […]