REMINDER: Conference on 19th Century Energies, March 27-30

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014
REMINDER: Conference on 19th Century Energies, March 27-30

The conference theme is “Nineteenth-Century Energies,” which integrates a wide range of nineteenth-century ideas, practices, and beliefs.  To prompt your thinking further, please see our Call For Proposals. INCS 2014 will be held at the Hotel Zaza, a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Houston’s museum district, within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

CENHS welcomes Karen Pinkus to Rice. Dr. Pinkus, a leading scholar in romance studies and the environmental humanities, is the CENHS senior research fellow for Spring 2014. Among other energy and environment related projects, Dr. Pinkus is at work on a book about fuel and the the distinction between fuel and energy. She is also editing […]

“Energies” Conference at USC, CFP deadline 15 Dec.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013
“Energies” Conference at USC, CFP deadline 15 Dec.

ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA March 28-29, 2014 Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013 Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is the author most recently of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove) and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Scholar Ursula K. Heise (UCLA) is the author most recently of Sense of Place and […]

Cymene Howe to teach a spring course on “The Social Life of Clean Energy”

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013
Cymene Howe to teach a spring course on “The Social Life of Clean Energy”

The Social Life of Clean Energy Professor Cymene Howe Spring 2014 ANTH 332/532 & ENST 332/532 In May 2013 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the atmosphere’s average daily level of carbon dioxide had exceeded 400 parts per million; this represents a density of heat-trapping gases that has not existed for at […]