Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Interim Curator-Anthropocene

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Interim Curator-Anthropocene

FT POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, INTERIM CURATOR-ANTHROPOCENE  The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is seeking a post-doctoral fellow and interim curator for the Anthropocene. This position has a limited term of two years, although there is the possibility of extension if the fellow/curator is successful and further funding is developed. The position’s primary responsibility is to work […]

Ep. #51 – Nicholas Kawa

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017
Ep. #51 – Nicholas Kawa

Dominic and Cymene talk about the past, plans for the future, and socks. Then (12:35) Ohio State environmental anthropologist Nick Kawa joins us on the podcast to talk about his research in Amazonia and his new book, Amazonia in the Anthropocene (University of Texas Press, 2016). We talk about deforestation, stereotypes and realities of Amazonian […]

CFP: Postcards from the Anthropocene

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016
CFP: Postcards from the Anthropocene

POSTCARDS FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation University of Edinburgh Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 22—24 June 2017   Keynote speakers Etienne Turpin, Jussi Parikka, Mark Dorrian, Nigel Clark, Susan Schuppli [additional keynote to be confirmed]   Call for papers If the emergence of the Anthropocene implies an epistemological shift, how might this transform the way […]

The Cultures of Energy Podcast: A Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016
The Cultures of Energy Podcast: A Year in Review

On December 23, 2015, Rice University’s Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe launched the inaugural Cultures of Energy podcast with science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi as their first guest. Since then, the podcast has run 47 additional episodes featuring a diverse range of activists, historians, scientists, anthropologists, politicians, and artists as guests. Cymene and Dominic have […]

Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Posted by on May 6, 2016
Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Maureen Haver and Blake Earle also contributed to this post. CENHS was delighted to host the fifth annual Cultures of Energy symposium April 21st to 23rd, with speakers travelling from across United States and Canada, from the UK, and from Sweden. The disciplines and vocations represented this year were history, English, media studies, climate science, […]

Andrea Ballestero on Infrastructure, Sponges, and Aquifers

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Andrea Ballestero on Infrastructure, Sponges, and Aquifers

Andrea Ballestero is assistant professor of anthropology at Rice. She looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. You can learn more about Dr. Ballestero and her work here. Underground water: from infrastructure to sponges An infrastructural turn is haunting academia. The explosion of projects and scholars interested in […]

Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

CENHS is proud to present “Thinking With Oil and Water,” a lecture by Professor Stephanie LeMenager. Among other work, Prof. LeMenager is the author of Living Oil: Petroleum Culture and the American Century. Learn more about her work here. Oil and water continue to fashion a productive opposition through which to imagine the value of the Humanities’ contributions to imaginative […]

Solar-Powered Artspaces for Houston Fotofest 2016

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015
Solar-Powered Artspaces for Houston Fotofest 2016

You may have noticed some new structures on campus recently: three containers mounted with solar panels located next to the site of the new Moody Center for the Arts. Designed and donated by Rice architecture alumnus Joe Meppelink, each container is a flexible artspace that will be the setting of CENHS’s project for Houston Fotofest 2016, a biennial event […]

CFP: Thinking the Anthropocene through Race, SF, 2016

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015
CFP: Thinking the Anthropocene through Race, SF, 2016

Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 29th to April 2nd, 2016.   Thinking the Anthropocene through Race Organizers: Bruce Erickson, University of Manitoba Andrew Baldwin, Durham University   A recent survey by Lewis and Maslin (2015) of the literature on the definition of the Anthropocene has brought urgency to the question […]