It’s Poo Power: How Dairy Cows Could Provide the Electricity of the Future

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017
It’s Poo Power: How Dairy Cows Could Provide the Electricity of the Future

They call it ‘cow power.’ A San Francisco-based company, Sustainable Conservation, wants to use the methane produced from cow manure to provide electricity for mass consumption. California is home to nearly 1,750 California dairy farms and 1.79 million milk cows, and as wonderful as this burgeoning California industry may be, these cows – and others […]

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: Energy Use and the Humanities

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015
CFP: Energy Use and the Humanities

Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue will include papers that explore the intersection of the various Humanities disciplines, with the production and consumption of energy sources, such as petroleum, natural gas, nuclear energy, solar and wind power, and coal (this is only a partial list and papers that explore other energy sources are […]

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 […]

Call for Papers: Petrocultures 2016, Aug. 31-Sept. 3

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015
Call for Papers: Petrocultures 2016, Aug. 31-Sept. 3

Image Credit: Candace Davis Call For Papers Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland August 31 – September 3, 2016 Approximately a third of all oil and gas production takes place offshore, and this proportion is continually increasing as companies push into ever deeper and more remote locations. Oil is sought and extracted from the […]

New Video from the Spring Symposium – Panel B

Posted by on May 26, 2015
New Video from the Spring Symposium – Panel B

Visit our YouTube Channel for video from Panel B: Simon Hogg, Janet Stewart, Damian Hampshire, and Catherine Alexander of the Durham Energy Institute.  

Matthew Huber on Neoliberalism and Centralized Power

Posted by on May 1, 2015
Matthew Huber on Neoliberalism and Centralized Power

Power Politics: Neoliberalism as a Critique of Centralized Power The essence of a competitive market is its impersonal character. No one participant can determine the terms on which other participants shall have access to goods or jobs. All take prices as given by the market and no individual can by himself have more than a […]

Architect Albert Pope on Energy Humanities – ‘The Next Level Up’

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015
Architect Albert Pope on Energy Humanities – ‘The Next Level Up’

Thanks to all of the participants in the 2015 Symposium! Over the next few months, the CENHS blog will be posting a series of commentaries on the work of energy humanities, building on our 4th annual Cultures of Energy symposium. We begin this series with Albert Pope’s “Next Level Up.” Read more about Rice School […]

Petrocultures @ U of A to Receive Major Grant for ‘After Oil’ Project

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015
Petrocultures @ U of A to Receive Major Grant for ‘After Oil’ Project

KIAS research grant will help secure funding for “After Oil” Petrocultures project Part 1 of an in-depth look at the Arts-based KIAS Cluster Grant research projects By Angelique Rodrigues, with files from Carmen Rojas The Kule Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS) marked its fifth anniversary this year with the announcement of a $500,000 research cluster […]

Ian Garrett on Sustainability in the Arts, March 26th at 7pm

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015
Ian Garrett on Sustainability in the Arts, March 26th at 7pm

Ian Garrett “Arts, the Environment and Sustainability in the Near Future” March 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Hamman Hall (Reception to Follow Talk) Sponsored by the Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts, Rice School of Architecture, Humanities Research Center, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) BA, Rice University, Architectural Studies and Art History MFA, […]