Slow Motion Nuclear Explosion: the superdecompression of colonial memory in Puerto Rico, and beyond

Posted on Dec 5, 2017
Slow Motion Nuclear Explosion: the superdecompression of colonial memory in Puerto Rico, and beyond

Explosión Nuclear a Cámara Lenta: superdescompresión general de la memoria colonial, y la de Puerto Rico By : Luis Berríos-Negrón Luis Berríos-Negrón  is a Puerto Rican artist working with sculpture and installation, in public and environmental art. He has an independent practice, as well as is the founder of the Anxious Prop art collective and the […]

A Long Overdue Anthology of the Energy Humanities

Posted and on Apr 19, 2017
A Long Overdue Anthology of the Energy Humanities

Despite – or perhaps because of its ubiquity in human life, as such, the question of energy has been suspiciously absent from most of our critiques of modernity, political power, and aesthetics. The aim of Szeman and Boyer’s (2017) Energy Humanities: an Anthology––and perhaps the energy humanities in general–– is to reveal the invisibilities of energy and […]

Fossilized Houston presents “Like There is No Tomorrow”, a series of interactive installations at Rice University’s solar powered JuiceBOX containers

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Fossilized Houston presents “Like There is No Tomorrow”, a series of interactive installations at Rice University’s solar powered JuiceBOX containers

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”  – Rachel Carson Fossilized Houston presents “Like There is […]

Deep in the Heart of Texas: Environmental Justice and Pipeline Resistance

Posted on Apr 4, 2017
Deep in the Heart of Texas: Environmental Justice and Pipeline Resistance

The following CENHS predoc fellows contributed to this post: Maureen Haver, Kevin MacDonnell, and Eliot Storer We recently sat down with Bryan Parras, co-founder, with his father Juan Parras, of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (T.E.J.A.S) to discuss its founding and reflect on Houston’s roots in the environmental justice movement. Those roots run deep, thanks […]

SESYNC Requests Proposals for Graduate Student Socio-Environmental Research

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
SESYNC Requests Proposals for Graduate Student Socio-Environmental Research

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland seeks proposals from highly qualified graduate students interested in conducting team-based socio-environmental synthesis research (i.e. “Graduate Pursuits”). Socio-environmental synthesis focuses on understanding connections between social and biophysical systems and emphasizes the importance of understanding them from a systems perspective. It is a process that brings together […]

CFP: Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities”

Posted on Mar 12, 2017
CFP: Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities”

Conference on “Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities” Where: University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom (http://www.stir.ac.uk/) When: 19 and 20 April 2017 Contact us: lawandphilosophy@stir.ac.uk Overview and main themes This conference is part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network in the Arts and Humanities “Connecting with […]

CFP: Science Fiction Studies special issue on “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis”

Posted on Mar 1, 2017
CFP: Science Fiction Studies special issue on “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis”

From the Science Fiction Studies facebook page: “Science Fiction Studies is planning a special issue on “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis” that we see as part of an urgent and ongoing conversation with colleagues in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. In the energy humanities and other interdisciplinary fields, the climate crisis unfolds […]

Cultures of Energy 6: DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted on Feb 18, 2017
Cultures of Energy 6: DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

Cultures of Energy 6 will take place April 13th-15th at Rice University in Houston, TX. Detailed schedule coming soon!