The Lungs of Guatemala City: Architects’ Efforts to Conserve an Urban Ecology

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018
The Lungs of Guatemala City: Architects’ Efforts to Conserve an Urban Ecology

This post was originally published on October 1, 2018 for offcite.org. Melanie Ford is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University where she is also a co-coordinator of the Ethnography Studio and fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (CENHS). Guatemalan architects tell me that the lungs, los […]

Call for Papers: Echoing Ecologies – Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Canadian Studies

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018
Call for Papers: Echoing Ecologies – Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Canadian Studies

Calling scholars from all disciplines with an interest the environment, this one is for you! From 22 May–24 May 2019 the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference which aims “at overcoming simplistic conceptions of ‘ecology’ and at exploring the potential of the term as a perspective, vantage […]

Exciting Opening at University of St Andrews: A Three-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “Oil, Money and Climate Change”

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018
Exciting Opening at University of St Andrews: A Three-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “Oil, Money and Climate Change”

For those of you looking for academic work in the field of energy and the Human Sciences, there is an exciting new opening for a postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of St Andrews in Scotland. The deadline is in one month so start your applications ASAP. Below is the official information from the Department of […]

Registration open-The International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018
Registration open-The International Association for Environmental Philosophy

This year Cary Wolfe, Professor of English at Rice, is the keynote speaker!!! The Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of The International Association for Environmental Philosophy October 20-22, 2018                                        State College, Pennsylvania Don’t miss the meeting! Online registration […]

New Materialism, Environmental Justice, and Digital Sites of Resistance: Figuring the Cyborg Activist

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018
New Materialism, Environmental Justice, and Digital Sites of Resistance: Figuring the Cyborg Activist

Below is a shortened version of Annie Culver’s essay that won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing. Annie is a PhD student in English at Rice University. Endowed by the family of alumnus David Greene (’93), the Greene Prize was established in 1998 to encourage the creation, dissemination, and recognition of original environmental […]

CFP – SfAA 2019 (Portland) – Global and Local Narco-Environments

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018
CFP – SfAA 2019 (Portland) – Global and Local Narco-Environments

Dimensions of the Global and Local Narco-Environments The panel will be held at the 2019 SfAA Conference in Portland (Oregon), which takes place on March 19-23. The deadline for paper abstracts (100 words) will be October 5th. Please email either Carter or Marcos if you have any questions. Contact: Marcos Mendoza Contact Information: Dept. of […]

Call for Papers: Practicing Anthropology: Special Issue Focused on ‘Storying Climate Change’

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018
Call for Papers: Practicing Anthropology: Special Issue Focused on ‘Storying Climate Change’

Climate change is impacting life everywhere on the planet, yet the evidence is not enough to mitigate human behavior or initiate transformations in the economy, corporations and states. Anthropologists can contribute to societal responses through personal and community narratives. Stories broaden a public understanding of climate, encourage empathy in human experiences of disaster, and connect […]

Assessing Solar and Wind Complementarity in Texas: A 2018 Greene Prize Excerpt

Posted by on Aug 18, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Rice undergraduate student Joanna Slusarewicz’s winning essay for the 2018 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing. Endowed by the family of alumnus David Greene (’93), the Greene Prize was established in 1998 to encourage the creation, dissemination, and recognition of original environmental writing by students at Rice. In 2016, the competition was […]

Houston A Year After Harvey

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018
Houston A Year After Harvey

Jim Blackburn—special guest for our podcast episode, “Harvey’s Aftermath“—will be the featured speaker at “Houston A Year After Harvey,” hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on August 30th. The event will also include panelists Tom McCasland, the director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Houston; Mary Anne Piacentini, the executive director […]

CENHS @ Rice U. researchers’ documentary on melting glacier to premiere Aug. 17 in Iceland

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018
CENHS @ Rice U. researchers’ documentary on melting glacier to premiere Aug. 17 in Iceland

HOUSTON – (July 30, 2018) – A new documentary film produced by Rice University anthropologists about what was one of the smallest glaciers in Iceland will premiere Aug. 17 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The film’s title, “Not Ok,” refers to the nickname for Okjökull, which in 2014 became the first of Iceland’s glaciers to lose its “glacier” title. Scientists […]