‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015
‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Green Humanities joins journals such as Environmental Humanities, The Goose, and Resilience as new fora for this emerging field. CENHS is excited to read and promote their articles. From the journal website: Newspaper headlines and political discourse habituate us to alarming news about the intensifying dangers of global warming, hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking,’ rising sea levels, and greenhouse gases. All […]

CENHS Symposium 2015: Dates and Speakers

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015
CENHS Symposium 2015: Dates and Speakers

CENHS’s fourth annual symposium will take place April 16-18, 2015. The symposium is open to the public, with food and coffee provided, and we hope to see you there. Our previous symposia gathered speakers from fields such as philosophy, anthropology, literature, and climatology. You can read summaries of our 2013 and 2014 symposia. Video from the […]

A New Issue of ‘Nature and Culture’ – Energy Cultures and Practices

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014
A New Issue of ‘Nature and Culture’ – Energy Cultures and Practices

From the journals website: Below is a special guest post written by Ana Horta, special issue editor of Nature + Culture Volume 9, Issue 2. The story of this special issue is the beginning of the story of the Energy & Society Network. Four years ago a few members of the European Sociological Association (ESA) […]

DEAR CLIMATE

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014
DEAR CLIMATE

Dear Climate is a new project by Marina Zurkow, Una Chauduri, Oliver Kellhammer, Fritz Ertl, and Sarah Rothberg. Text from the website: What is Dear Climate? Just a conceptual nudge (not a paradigm shift). The old joke—“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”—isn’t so funny anymore. Lots of people are trying to […]

ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURES – CFP for a new series from Bloomsbury

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURES – CFP for a new series from Bloomsbury

Image by Robert Smithson – “Asphalt on Eroded Cliff”   Call for Proposals ‘Environmental Cultures’ Series Bloomsbury Academic   Environmental Cultures is a new series from Bloomsbury Academic (formerly Continuum) aiming to publish innovative work in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Environmental crisis is simultaneously and inseparably material and cultural, destructive and revolutionary. Besides complicating and […]

New Climate Change Issue from Diacritics, Edited by Karen Pinkus

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014
New Climate Change Issue from Diacritics, Edited by Karen Pinkus

CENHS is glad to announce the release of a special issue of diacritics devoted to climate change criticism. The special issue is an important new intervention in the growing body of critical work on climate change, ecological catastrophe, and the idea of the Anthropocene. It contains essays from Srinivas Aravamudan, Frances Ferguson, Allan Stoekl, Vincent […]

KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014
KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden)

CENHS is pleased to feature the environmental humanities laboratory at the Royal Institute for Science and Technology in Sweden. As described by its website, the overall goal of the EHL is to shape a post-disciplinary intellectual environment that combines education, research and graduate training in innovative ways and sets knowledge in the humanities into action to favour […]

What Does It Mean to Do Anthropology in the Anthropocene?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014
What Does It Mean to Do Anthropology in the Anthropocene?

Re-blogged from the blog of the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) April 8th, 2014, by Elizabeth Reddy  I’m Beth. I study people who study earthquakes and people who work to minimize the damage that earthquakes cause. That’s my short introduction; the line I use with nearly everyone to describe my research. I […]

Haus der Kulturen der Welt to host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, Nov. 14-22, 2014

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014
Haus der Kulturen der Welt to host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, Nov. 14-22, 2014

ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS November 14–22, 2014 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin CAll FOR APPlICATIONS deadline: April 30, 2014 Encouraging new forms of transdisciplinary discourse and research the anthropocene project 2013/14 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (HKW) aims to investigate the manifold implications of the Anthropocene hypothesis for cultures of knowledge. If indeed humankind has become […]

Jeff Kripal’s New Textbook COMPARING RELIGIONS

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014
Jeff Kripal’s New Textbook COMPARING RELIGIONS

Jeffrey J. Kripal’s new textbook Comparing Religions is now available from Wiley-Blackwell. CENHS member and professor of Religious Studies at Rice, Kripal participated in the Mellon-Sawyer Cultures of Energy seminar from which the CENHS emerged. Comparing Religions includes a major chapter on religion and nature entitled “Super Natural: Religion and Nature,” which comes directly out of Kripal’s work […]