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 […]

Searching for Experts: Douglas Brinkley

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011
Searching for Experts: Douglas Brinkley

During her visit to Rice, Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette spoke with a small group of undergraduates about her work and the Cultures of Energy initiative. She told us repeatedly to exercise extreme caution when designing our tentative course syllabus, emphasizing the necessity of working closely with “experts” to cultivate a body of legitimate, worthwhile texts. While […]