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, […]

Maureen Haver on ‘Aeolian Politics’

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015
Maureen Haver on ‘Aeolian Politics’

Aeolian Politics, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Photo credit: Ethnographic Terminalia   Aeolian Politics: Review and Reflections   Viento, bi, wind The north wind whips through, in the streets papers and leaves are chased with resentment. Houses moan, dogs curl into balls. There is something in the afternoon’s finger, a catfish spine, a rusty nail.   Who […]

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 […]

Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015
Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

The award-winning science fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi will read in the Rice Chapel on Nov. 2nd at 5:30pm. His books will be on sale at the event courtesy of Brazos Bookstore. Following the reading and discussion, there will be a short book signing.  We are excited to hear from a writer who has been much read, […]

The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015
The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

“An Anarchist Icelander Walks Into a Texas University . . . When Jón Gnarr became mayor of Reykjavik, the atheist comedian with no civic service background disrupted the county’s political structure. It caught the attention of the world, and Rice University, which brought him to America to see if his radical ideas could work here. […]

Eliot Storer on Geoengineering and Biopolitics

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015
Eliot Storer on Geoengineering and Biopolitics

CENHS predoctoral fellow Eliot Storer is working on geoengineering. His post at the Committee on Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog investigates the biopolitical stakes of proposed environmental technologies and interventions. Eliot Storer is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University. His research engages environmental management, planetary thinking, and […]

Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015
Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

 NoPassport/The Arctic Cycle/Theatre Without Borders CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION November/December 2015 We hope you can join us in holding a reading or performance in solidarity with theatre artists worldwide, designed to bring awareness to and discussion around climate change. This international Climate Change Theatre Action is in support of the United Nations Conference on Climate […]

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson reviews three energy books in the American Quarterly

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015
Matthew Schneider-Mayerson reviews three energy books in the American Quarterly

Writing in the American Quarterly, the primary journal of the American Studies Association, former CENHS postdoc Matthew Schneider-Mayerson (now teaching at Yale-NUS college), reviews Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden’s Oil Culture (2014), Stephanie LeMenager’s Living Oil (2014), and Christopher F. Jones’s Routes of Power (2014). He calls for more engagement in american studies with climate change and oil politics, which have so far […]

Fossilized in Houston in Free Press of Houston

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015
Fossilized in Houston in Free Press of Houston

An article by CENHS predoctoral fellow Derek Woods on the activist art project Fossilized in Houston. Fossilized was begun by former CENHS postdoctoral fellow Matthew Schneider- Mayerson in 2015 to draw attention to the relationship between species extinction and climate change. Watch for further developments of the project this fall.    

New Video from the Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium – Panel D

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015
New Video from the Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium – Panel D

Please visit our YouTube channel for talks from David Hughes, Chris Jones, Roy Scranton, and Matthew Huber on the panel “Impasses and Inevitabilities.”