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 […]

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 […]