Will Deaderick on the Wiess Energy Hall @ the HMNS

Posted on Aug 11, 2016
Will Deaderick on the Wiess Energy Hall @ the HMNS

The Spring 2016 cohort of environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) visited the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Check back for more student perspectives on the exhibit. By Will Deaderick Engraved in huge glass panels positioned at the entrance to the Wiess […]

Jennifer Kroeger on the HMNS’s Weiss Energy Hall

Posted on May 20, 2016
Jennifer Kroeger on the HMNS’s Weiss Energy Hall

This year’s environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) students visited Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Check back for more student perspectives on the exhibit. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to the Wiess Energy Hall, a maze of interactivity, […]

Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Posted on May 6, 2016
Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Maureen Haver and Blake Earle also contributed to this post. CENHS was delighted to host the fifth annual Cultures of Energy symposium April 21st to 23rd, with speakers travelling from across United States and Canada, from the UK, and from Sweden. The disciplines and vocations represented this year were history, English, media studies, climate science, […]

ENST 202 student Cassidy Kempf reviews the Weiss Energy Hall

Posted on Apr 24, 2016
ENST 202 student Cassidy Kempf reviews the Weiss Energy Hall

Check back for further student perspectives on the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This year’s environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) students visited the hall to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Fossil Fuels Dominate the Weiss Energy Hall The Weiss Energy Hall at the Houston […]

CENHS Fotofest Opening, March 12th @ 6pm

Posted on Mar 4, 2016
CENHS Fotofest Opening, March 12th @ 6pm

CENHS is excited to invite you to the opening of Judy Natal’s Another Storm is Coming and Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, and Oliver Kellhammer’s collaborative Dear Climate, our contribution to the Houston FotoFest exhibitions on the Rice Campus. The projects will be on display between March 12th and April 24th in our solar-powered artspaces, designed and […]

Andrea Ballestero on Infrastructure, Sponges, and Aquifers

Posted on Jan 19, 2016
Andrea Ballestero on Infrastructure, Sponges, and Aquifers

Andrea Ballestero is assistant professor of anthropology at Rice. She looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. You can learn more about Dr. Ballestero and her work here. Underground water: from infrastructure to sponges An infrastructural turn is haunting academia. The explosion of projects and scholars interested in […]

CFP: Aesthetics of the Energy Landscape

Posted on Dec 13, 2015
CFP: Aesthetics of the Energy Landscape

CALL FOR PAPERS: AESTHETICS OF THE ENERGY LANDSCAPE 27-28 May 2016 in Luleå, SwedenEnergy technologies such as hydropower plants not only function as ways to harness resources and the power of nature – they also create cultural meaning. Where technology and the environment meet, for example in a dam built to tap into the power of […]

Maureen Haver on ‘Aeolian Politics’

Posted on Dec 13, 2015
Maureen Haver on ‘Aeolian Politics’

Aeolian Politics, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Photo credit: Ethnographic Terminalia   Aeolian Politics: Review and Reflections   Viento, bi, wind The north wind whips through, in the streets papers and leaves are chased with resentment. Houses moan, dogs curl into balls. There is something in the afternoon’s finger, a catfish spine, a rusty nail.   Who […]

Solar-Powered Artspaces for Houston Fotofest 2016

Posted on Dec 1, 2015
Solar-Powered Artspaces for Houston Fotofest 2016

You may have noticed some new structures on campus recently: three containers mounted with solar panels located next to the site of the new Moody Center for the Arts. Designed and donated by Rice architecture alumnus Joe Meppelink, each container is a flexible artspace that will be the setting of CENHS’s project for Houston Fotofest 2016, a biennial event […]

Energy Humanities 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted on Nov 4, 2015
Energy Humanities 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

The Humanities Research Center, in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), will host a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars in the emergent field of energy humanities. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at […]