Solar Studios Presents: At Sea by Peter Hutton

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019
Solar Studios Presents: At Sea by Peter Hutton

Beginning February 15th, Solar Studios, located near the corner of Alumni Drive and College Way at Rice University, will be exhibiting the silent film At Sea (2007) by Peter Hutton outside the studio’s walls from 6:30pm to midnight daily. Below, predoctoral CENHS fellows Paul Burch and Gebby Keny offer musings on Hutton’s work and its […]

Book Review– Debating Climate Ethics

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019
Book Review– Debating Climate Ethics

Debating Climate Ethics, by Stephen Gardiner and David Weisbach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 272 pages. Does ethics contribute to climate policy? This is the core question that the debate between Stephen Gardiner and David Weisbach centers on. Gardiner’s short answer to the question is yes, while Weisbach holds the opposite view. Gardiner’s central claim […]

Waste: Now + Next Symposium, 2/1/19, Rice University Moody Center

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019
Waste: Now + Next Symposium, 2/1/19, Rice University Moody Center

The 2018-19 Rice Seminar, Waste: Now + Next, presents its second symposium featuring speakers Jennifer Gabrys, Fabrice Monteiro, Michelle Murphy, Rachele Dini, Allison Turner, Jason Moore, and Kali Rubaii. Free and open to the public, Moody Center 205/206, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

The Cultures of Energy Podcast: 2018 Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018
The Cultures of Energy Podcast: 2018 Year in Review

Launched in December 2015 by Rice University’s Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, the Cultures of Energy podcast has since featured over 150 episodes with a diverse range of activists, historians, scientists, anthropologists, politicians, and artists as guests. We look forward to expanding our audience even more in 2019 and continuing to think about new ways to use […]

Launching the Twitter Climate Humanities List

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018
Launching the Twitter Climate Humanities List

CENHS is pleased to announce the launch of a Twitter list gathering a wide range of humanists who study climate: the Climate Humanities list. This list broadly includes humanities scholars as well as humanistic social scientists, artists, architects, and others who research the cultural dimensions of climate change and climate action. Growing out of discussions […]

CFP: PLANNORD2019 Track 2: Enhancing Livability in Urban Areas

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018
CFP: PLANNORD2019 Track 2: Enhancing Livability in Urban Areas

Track 2: Enhancing Livability in Urban Areas Session organizers: Ass. Prof. Harpa Stefansdottir (NMBU) & Dr. Sanna Lehtinen (Univ. of Helsinki) Keywords: Livability, urban experience, everyday life, urban aesthetics CFP deadline 15th January 2019 Urban quality in terms of characteristics that influence happiness and subjective wellbeing deserves greater attention in research. The concept of “livability” is suitable […]

“When Was Waste?” Symposium (Dec 7, 2018)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018
“When Was Waste?” Symposium (Dec 7, 2018)

“WHEN WAS WASTE?” A SYMPOSIUM (FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7) On Friday, December 7th, this year’s Rice Seminar—”Waste: Histories and Futures”—will hold its first of three symposia, “When Was Waste?” Sponsored by Rice University’s Humanities Research Center and CENHS, and in collaboration with the Moody Center for the Arts, the symposium will feature a diverse range of speakers, concluding […]

The Pothole on the Side of the Road: Thoughts on the Immanent Materialty of Cycling

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018
The Pothole on the Side of the Road: Thoughts on the Immanent Materialty of Cycling

In a blog post I published a few weeks back I discussed the importance of inhabiting Houston’s streets as pedestrians and cyclists and reflected on the “wastelanding” of places, and the people who inhabit them, which occurs as a result of hegemonic mobile-privatization. Somewhat Ironically, that post only made passing reference to the actual experience […]

Reflections on Disposability, “Mobile Privatization,” and the “Wastelanding” of Houston’s Streets

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018
Reflections on Disposability, “Mobile Privatization,” and the “Wastelanding” of Houston’s Streets

Recently, I was having a conversation with several colleagues about driving in Houston. The usual horror stories were being exchanged when the conversation turned to road rage. Why is it, wondered one member of the group, that we’re willing to shout things in our car that we would never dream of saying in “public?” Offhandedly, […]

Upcoming Talk at Rice by Paul Burrow, Yale School of Forestry

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018
Upcoming Talk at Rice by Paul Burrow, Yale School of Forestry

All those interested in cultural studies, the environmental humanities, ecology and more, here’s an exciting upcoming Rice event to put in your calendars: * * * Forest Afterimages: the Cultural Politics of Place in North America’s Great Basin Presentation by Paul Burrow, Yale School of Forestry Tuesday Nov 6th, 12 noon at Wiess College 146 […]