Artists and Climate Change – A website by Chantal Bilodeau

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014
Artists and Climate Change – A website by Chantal Bilodeau

Image credit: Issac Cordal A great website recently came up on the list serve for ALECC – The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Artists and Climate Change gathers contemporary literature, art, and theater that addresses climate change and global warming. Chantal Bilodeau, the site’s author, is one of the people working to address the […]

CENHS Symposium 2014 – Recap

Posted by on May 25, 2014
CENHS Symposium 2014 – Recap

The Third Annual CENHS Spring Symposium – Recap by Trevor Durbin and Derek Woods Photo Credit: Judy Natal The third CENHS symposium was a strong meeting, and our biggest yet. We held the symposium in Rice’s new Bioscience Research Collaborative, which is a useful space for this kind of event. Dominic Boyer and Ellen Grodjesk, […]

RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014
RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Here’s an overview of the journal from the Resilience website. Stephanie LeMenager and Stephanie Foote are the lead editors for this project. The emerging sustainability initiatives developing on university and college campuses worldwide and the increasing focus on environmentalism in various scientific disciplines often fail to converse with scholars in the humanities. Yet the past five years have […]

Derek Woods Reviews “A Fierce Green Fire”

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013
Derek Woods Reviews “A Fierce Green Fire”

The second screening of A Fierce Green Fire: Battle for a Living Planet drew a good-sized audience to the MFAH on Sunday. Given the even larger audience for the “Environmental Challenges Facing Houston in the Next 25 Years” forum on August 28th, it seems like there is considerable interest in environmental issues in a city […]

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.

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 […]

Notes from Rob Nixon’s talk “This Brief Multitude: The Anthropocene and Our Age of Disparity”

Posted by on May 29, 2013

Rob Nixon, “This Brief Multitude: The Anthropocene and Our Age of Disparity” These are notes taken live from Nixon’s plenary talk at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment conference in Lawrence, Kansas. Basic points about the Anthropocene, Stoermer and Crutzen, Crutzen did the popularization; focus on Homo sapiens as agent of […]

A Report on the Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium

Posted by on May 11, 2013

The second Cultures of Energy spring symposium was a great success, with scholars traveling to Houston from the United States, Norway, and Germany. The panels were the highlight, with excellent papers coming from multiple fields. The methodological diversity of the papers was matched by their overlap at the level of theme and content. This seems […]

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 […]

Juan Parras’s “Toxic Tours” of Houston’s industrial East End

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013

Juan Parras, who directs the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Series, has been leading his “Toxic Tours” in Houston’s East End over the last few years. Parras has lived in that part of the city for over 40 years; plenty of time to see the environmental and human health effects of living amidst petrochemical plants, oil […]