CENHS Undergrad Posters on Display at Rice’s Fondren Library

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014
CENHS Undergrad Posters on Display at Rice’s Fondren Library

As the major project in the Spring 2014 CENHS class “Culture, Energy and the Environment: An Introduction to Energy Humanities,” Rice University undergraduates collaboratively researched, wrote, and designed posters (with supplementary digital components) on topics of their choosing related to the energy and environmental humanities.  The posters were first displayed (and judged) at the Third […]

Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium, April 24-26. Schedule Available!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014

Third Annual Cultures of Energy Spring Research Symposium Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences Rice BioScience Research Collaborative Building, Room 280 // 6500 Main St., Houston TX   CENHS is pleased to announce the schedule for our 3rd annual Cultures of Energy Symposium. This promises to be a rich meeting, with scholars […]

Timothy Morton to deliver the 2014 Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014
Timothy Morton to deliver the 2014 Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine

Professor Timothy Morton will deliver this year’s Wellek lectures at UC Irvine in May. Congratulations to Dr. Morton, who will join the likes of Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, Judith Butler, Peter Sloterdijk, Edward Said, and Donna Haraway in a striking list of speakers.  Morton is a member of CENHS and the Rice English faculty. Since 1981, […]

Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

CENHS welcomes Karen Pinkus to Rice. Dr. Pinkus, a leading scholar in romance studies and the environmental humanities, is the CENHS senior research fellow for Spring 2014. Among other energy and environment related projects, Dr. Pinkus is at work on a book about fuel and the the distinction between fuel and energy. She is also editing […]

CENHS to Offer Spring Course on “Culture, Energy and the Environment”

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013
CENHS to Offer Spring Course on “Culture, Energy and the Environment”

This Spring, CENHS offers Rice undergraduates an introductory course in the energy and environmental humanities: “Culture, Energy and the Environment: An Introduction to Energy Humanities.”  Taught by Cultures of Energy Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, the course draws upon new research across the arts, humanities and social sciences to help students better understand the cultural and […]

Tom Cohen on oil and visual media

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013
Tom Cohen on oil and visual media

Tom Cohen’s lecture is entitled “Petrolepathy: Notes on ‘Oil’ and Visual Media ” Tom Cohen’s work began in literary theory and cultural politics and traverses a number of disciplines—including cinema studies, digital thought, “deconstruction,” and more recently the contemporary shift of 21st century studies in the era of climate change. He has published broadly on American […]

Marina Zurkow on “Haunting, Enchantment, and Leaky Ecosystems”

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013
Marina Zurkow on “Haunting, Enchantment, and Leaky Ecosystems”

Marina Zurkow is the not only the inaugural speaker for the Rice Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences but her visit inaugurates a CENHS Arts and Media cluster project, “Consumption,” which features a rolling installation of Zurkow’s animation “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” and “Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geological […]

Tim Morton’s New Book Released

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

CENHS is delighted to announce the release of Professor Morton’s new book, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Morton works through readings of Martin Heidegger, Graham Harman, and Jacques Derrida, among others, to build his titular concept. Engaged as it is with the work of artists like Marina Zurkow and JLiat, […]

The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013
The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston

Two years after the exhibition and tour that wrapped up the project, the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s work in Houston from 2008-2011 still deserves attention. The online material from the project remains an amazing resource for anyone interested in the oil industry or the geography of Texas. With this post, we also hope to […]

Rob Hopkins and Jason Roberts to speak at Rice, 8 October 2013

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013
Rob Hopkins and Jason Roberts to speak at Rice, 8 October 2013

For the program and registration, please visit  https://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147484188. This event is co-sponsored by CENHS.