Rice English Symposium on The Environmental Humanities, Sept. 13-14 2013

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013
Rice English Symposium on The Environmental Humanities, Sept. 13-14 2013

This year’s Rice English symposium focuses on the nonhuman and ecological turns in the humanities. Rice graduate students Rodrigo Paula and Larry Butz have organized an excellent schedule, with Clair Colebrook (Penn State) and Timothy Morton (Rice) as keynote speakers. Conference presenters will travel to Rice from across North America, and there are many presenters […]

Houston’s Environmental Challenges, 28 August 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013
Houston’s Environmental Challenges, 28 August 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts

Panelists will speak on environmental challenges facing Houston’s region over the next 25 years from different perspectives and answer questions from the audience: Environmental Justice: Dr. Robert Bullard Water, Flooding, and Competing Land Uses: Jim Blackburn Urban Growth and Agro-Ecological Infrastructure: Dr. John Jacobs Air Quality and Urban Growth: Larry Soward Moderated by: Thomas Colbert […]

The annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will focus on the “Postnatural”

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013
The annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will focus on the “Postnatural”

The theme for this year’s meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts at Notre Dame is the “Postnatural.” This topic is a point of connection between the SLSA and CENHS. In light of recent debates about the concept of the Anthropocene in circles as widely separated as geology and philosophy, meteorology and […]

Edward Burtynksy’s “Oil” on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013
Edward Burtynksy’s “Oil” on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Edward Burtynsky is best known for his photography of “manufactured landscapes,” and its role in the documentary of that title directed by Jennifer Baichwal. His work focuses on landscapes that have been wholly transformed by industrial activity, like quarries and strip mines, landfills, or the Three Gorges dam in China. The exhibition at the Canadian […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Constance Penley, Friday, April 19th, at 4pm in the Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice University

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Constance Penley, Friday, April 19th, at 4pm in the Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice University

  Dr. Penley’s talk is entitled  “The Environmental Media Initiative: Transforming Communication and Collaboration among the Sciences, Humanities, Industry and the Public” Abstract: This talk explores a provocative and successful case of what environmental humanities has been able to achieve when it has actively and creatively engaged the sciences, industry, and the public. In 2000, UC […]

Cultures of Energy Welcomes Dr. Bron Taylor, Thursday, February 21 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100, Rice University)

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013
Cultures of Energy Welcomes Dr. Bron Taylor, Thursday, February 21 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100, Rice University)

“Spirituality After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion as a New, Global Religious Movement” Abstract: New Religions come and go but some persist and become major global forces. In this presentation Professor Taylor presents evidence that, especially since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, a new, global, earth religion has been rapidly […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Karen Pinkus, Thursday, January 17th in the Kyle Morrow room of Fondren Library

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013
Cultures of Energy welcomes Karen Pinkus, Thursday, January 17th in the Kyle Morrow room of Fondren Library

“Fuel = Hope?” This lecture will open up a discussion of what is meant by potentiality as we explore the idea of hope in fuels (as distinct from systems of energy or power). Pinkus is trying to reconcile the impractical, speculative questions raised by the humanities with a desire for hope. Hope is not located […]

Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium, April 19-21, 2013

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012
Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium, April 19-21, 2013

This year’s Cultures of Energy spring symposium will take place at Rice University from April 19-21, location TBA. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Constance Penley (Film and Media Studies, Carsey-Wolf Center, UC Santa Barbara). The list of confirmed speakers can be found at our events page, http://culturesofenergy.dreamhosters.com/?page_id=121

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Suzanna Sawyer – November 29, 4-6:30 in the Kyle Morrow room of Fondren. A Screening of Joe Berlinger’s “Crude” will follow at 7pm in the Rice Cinema

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Suzanna Sawyer – November 29, 4-6:30 in the Kyle Morrow room of Fondren. A Screening of Joe Berlinger’s “Crude” will follow at 7pm in the Rice Cinema

Suzanna Sawyer is associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines struggles over resources in the Ecuadorian Amazon, focusing specifically on conflicts over land and petroleum development among forest peoples, the state, and multinational oil companies. Dr. Sawyer’s book Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador, explores how lowland […]

Texas Asia Society Symposium, Jan. 18, 2013: The Triangle of Sino-American Energy Diplomacy

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012
Texas Asia Society Symposium, Jan. 18, 2013: The Triangle of Sino-American Energy Diplomacy

The Texas Asia Society will host a symposium concerning the role of the U.S. in China’s energy relations with other nations. The dynamics of these three sided relationships will be addressed by the participants, who include Professor David Zweig, Director of the Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and […]