Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive – Looking for Updates!!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017
Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive – Looking for Updates!!

CENHS is looking to update our syllabus archive, housed in the “Outreach and Teaching” section of our site. Please e-mail us (cenhs@rice.edu) to add your syllabus (in .doc or .pdf), or to revise previously contributed syllabi. Several of our links have become inactive, so if you notice that one of yours is no longer functioning, please send […]

CFP: Postcards from the Anthropocene

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016
CFP: Postcards from the Anthropocene

POSTCARDS FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation University of Edinburgh Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 22—24 June 2017   Keynote speakers Etienne Turpin, Jussi Parikka, Mark Dorrian, Nigel Clark, Susan Schuppli [additional keynote to be confirmed]   Call for papers If the emergence of the Anthropocene implies an epistemological shift, how might this transform the way […]

The Cultures of Energy Podcast: A Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016
The Cultures of Energy Podcast: A Year in Review

On December 23, 2015, Rice University’s Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe launched the inaugural Cultures of Energy podcast with science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi as their first guest. Since then, the podcast has run 47 additional episodes featuring a diverse range of activists, historians, scientists, anthropologists, politicians, and artists as guests. Cymene and Dominic have […]

Will Deaderick on the Wiess Energy Hall @ the HMNS

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016
Will Deaderick on the Wiess Energy Hall @ the HMNS

The Spring 2016 cohort of environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) visited the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Check back for more student perspectives on the exhibit. By Will Deaderick Engraved in huge glass panels positioned at the entrance to the Wiess […]

Jennifer Kroeger on the HMNS’s Weiss Energy Hall

Posted by on May 20, 2016
Jennifer Kroeger on the HMNS’s Weiss Energy Hall

This year’s environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) students visited Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Check back for more student perspectives on the exhibit. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to the Wiess Energy Hall, a maze of interactivity, […]

Energy Humanities 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015
Energy Humanities 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

The Humanities Research Center, in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), will host a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars in the emergent field of energy humanities. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at […]

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, […]

CFP: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015
CFP: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil

Call for Papers for an edited collection: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil Recent years have seen the rise of the “Energy Humanities,” which consider cultures in terms of the energy sources that make them possible, energy sources that tend to be invisible to those inhabiting a given culture. In Oil Culture, for example, Ross Barrett and […]

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 […]

Updated CFP for Petrocultures 2016

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015
Updated CFP for Petrocultures 2016

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 Arctic Ocean […]