Nerd Nite 95: Party in the Anthropocene – Austin TX

Posted on Sep 7, 2017
Nerd Nite 95: Party in the Anthropocene – Austin TX

Wednesday, September 13th, doors at 7:30 pm, talks at 8:00 pm The North Door 502 Brushy St. Austin, TX 78702 [ASL interpreters will be present] ++++++++++++ Come celebrate the Anthropocene with us! 99% of scientists agree its going to be a great Nerd Nite. The talks: ++++++++++++ “Secrets of the Feral City,” by Christopher Brown […]

“Toxic Agents: Poetry, Pollution, and Environmental Racism” (Tues, Sep 5th)

Posted on Sep 1, 2017
“Toxic Agents: Poetry, Pollution, and Environmental Racism” (Tues, Sep 5th)

HOUSTON LECTURE SERIES: THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF DISEASE AND HEALING Inaugural Lecture: “Toxic Agents: Poetry, Pollution, and Environmental Racism” by CENHS Fellow Clint Wilson III At the Health Museum of Houston (1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004) Tuesday, September 5th, from 5:30–7:00pm Friends, families, medical students, and medical professionals in Houston: check out this continuing […]

Job Posting: U. of Oklahoma Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies

Posted on Aug 30, 2017
Job Posting: U. of Oklahoma Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies, a multidisciplinary academic department in the expanding College of International Studies, invites applications for a new Assistant Professor position focused on the global environment beginning August 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates working on the historical, social, political, economic or geographic dimensions of environmental […]

Theorizing an Alliance Between Western Science and Indigenous Knowledges

Posted on Aug 16, 2017
Theorizing an Alliance Between Western Science and Indigenous Knowledges

**This piece is a shorter version of Amy Kuritzky’s essay, which was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing.** For such an inhumane yet ongoing situation, indigenous environmental injustice remains highly overlooked. Oftentimes in the United States, when we talk about Native Americans, we tend to romanticize their culture and lifestyle but in […]

Constructing a Gulf Coast Transmedia Narrative Archive

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Constructing a Gulf Coast Transmedia Narrative Archive

**This piece is a shorter version of Marley Foster’s essay, which was among the 2017 winners of the Greene Prize for Environmental Writing.** Americans love spectacle, love a show, love explosions and car chases and tear-jerking heart-wrenching moments all splayed out on screen or page. These things are all immediate, happening right now, needing our attention […]

The End of the Internal Combustion Engine

Posted on Jul 5, 2017
The End of the Internal Combustion Engine

Volvo announced this weekend that all new vehicle models produced by the Swedish company would be either electric or hybrid beginning in 2019, as part of a process that will phase out the internal combustion engine. On the decision, the CEO of Volvo declared, “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” […]

Call for Papers: Problems of method in the social study of energy and climate change

Posted on May 31, 2017
Call for Papers: Problems of method in the social study of energy and climate change

Energy and climate change are intimately related, as the main causes of climate change have to do with the production, politics, organisation and technology of energy. Social processes, rooted in prevailing models of capitalism and development, and the associated patterns of energy production and use, are altering world ecology and society. Researching questions of energy […]

Michael Marder and the Crisis of Energy

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Michael Marder and the Crisis of Energy

Michael Marder’s latest project Energy Dreams: Of Actuality (Columbia, 2017), calls on us to ask a question that has—inexplicably—been missing from public and intellectual discourse: the question of energy. Making this initial claim of Marder’s so surprising is the fact that energy has been something of a buzzword of late, with global warming, peak oil […]

The Cultures of Energy Podcast: A Year in Review

Posted on Dec 20, 2016
The Cultures of Energy Podcast: A 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 47 additional episodes featuring a diverse range of activists, historians, scientists, anthropologists, politicians, and artists as guests. Cymene and Dominic have […]

Unstoppable Momentum: Thoughts on the Future of the Paris Agreement

Posted on Oct 18, 2016
Unstoppable Momentum: Thoughts on the Future of the Paris Agreement

  Statement from UN Secretary-General on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: I am delighted to announce that today the Paris Agreement will cross the second and final threshold needed for entry into force, and will enter into force on 4 November 2016.   Global momentum for the Paris Agreement to enter into force in 2016 […]