Living in the Future’s Past Screening and Q&A with Timothy Morton and Susan Kucera

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Living in the Future’s Past Screening and Q&A with Timothy Morton and Susan Kucera

Join Rice University’s Timothy Morton and Director Susan Kucera this Sunday, April 22 for the WorldFest theatrical showing of the documentary film Living in the Future’s Past presented and produced by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges.   Living in the Future’s Past is a beautifully filmed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff Bridges, alongside […]

Cultures of Energy 7: Schedule of Events

Posted on Mar 4, 2018
Cultures of Energy 7: Schedule of Events

***Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in The Founder’s Room, Lovett Hall, Rice University***   Thursday (April 12): 3 Welcome & Opening Remarks (Dominic Boyer) 330p Keynote Panel: The Work of Alternate Worlds (Chair: Caroline Levander) Panelists: Ganzeer, Cymene Howe, Jeff VanderMeer 5p Reception *** Friday (April 13): 830a continental breakfast provided 9a […]

Plays of Light and Shadows

Posted on Jan 25, 2018
Plays of Light and Shadows

February 6th – February 20th, 2018 ​Experiments by Tish Stringer, Lina Dib, and Taylor Knapps. Rice University, Houston, TX JuiceBOXes located at the intersection of College Way and Alumni Drive directly across the street from Herring Hall   Outside In Upside Down: Container Obscura Experiments by Tish Stringer Tish Stringer turns the world on its […]

Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute (4CI)

Posted on Jan 25, 2018
Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute (4CI)

The Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute is a 3 week intensive study led by visiting faculty from Rice University, Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, Professors of Anthropology and Founders of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. JULY 9 -JULY  27, 2018 Climate change is arguably the greatest environmental, political and cultural […]

Anthropology Postdoc at University of St. Andrews

Posted on Jan 12, 2018
Anthropology Postdoc at University of St. Andrews

New 3-year postdoctoral research position at University of St Andrews Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral Research Fellow who will explore ethnographically how energy analysts and traders in the financial sector conceptualise and value oil at a time of heightened concerns about climate change and ‘stranded oil assets’. The successful candidate will carry out […]

The Cultures of Energy Podcast: 2017 Year in Review

Posted on Dec 27, 2017
The Cultures of Energy Podcast: 2017 Year in Review

On December 23, 2015, Rice University’s Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe launched the inaugural Cultures of Energy podcast with science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi as their first guest. Since then, the podcast has run 104 additional episodes featuring a diverse range of activists, historians, scientists, anthropologists, politicians, and artists as guests. Cymene and Dominic have […]

CFP Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
CFP Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

CALL FOR PAPERS:  PETROCULTURES 2018: TRANSITIONS The University of Glasgow, Scotland, August 29th – September 1st, 2018 The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement heralded unprecedented international consensus on the need to transition from fossil fuels within the next few decades. The uneven responses from state, corporate, and civil actors across the world clearly signify the challenges […]

Cultures of Energy 7

Posted on Nov 9, 2017
Cultures of Energy 7

CENHS is pleased to announce Cultures of Energy 7 will be held from April 12-14, 2018. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Harvey, Horror, and Hope: Prospects for Gulf Coast Climate Change Mitigation

Posted on Sep 16, 2017
Harvey, Horror, and Hope: Prospects for Gulf Coast Climate Change Mitigation

In a public lecture sponsored by the Houston Audubon Society on Thursday night, Jim Blackburn discussed the unique challenges of advocating for progressive environmental policy in the Lone Star State. “Convincing Texas to implement climate change preparation and mitigation efforts is just about the hardest nut to crack in the world… And I’ve been banging […]

The Art of Infrastructure at the RAI Conference on Art, Materiality and Representation in London

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
The Art of Infrastructure at the RAI Conference on Art, Materiality and Representation in London

The current ‘infrastructural turn’ in anthropology has cast fresh light on materiality, mediation, and mobility. Ethnographic attention to the social and cultural relationality of infrastructures – from information systems, to roads, to energy networks, (cf Star 1999) has expanded the definition of infrastructure away from the narrow confines of technical or functional concerns, to consider […]