Ep. #57 – Timothy Mitchell

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017
Ep. #57 – Timothy Mitchell

Cymene and Dominic take a break from the political chaos and happily nostalgize the 1970s. Then (13:57) to help us better understand what kind of carbon autocracy/democracy we’re living in these days, we welcome to podcast political theorist, historian and zen master of all things carbon, Timothy Mitchell from Columbia University. Tim explains that autocracy […]

Ep. #49 – Cindy Isenhour

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016
Ep. #49 – Cindy Isenhour

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Dominic and Cymene relate their fave holiday traditions and identify the one thing that any gift-giving culture should absolutely avoid giving. Then (14:51) to help process our season of hyperconsumption, we welcome to the pod Cindy Isenhour from the University of Maine, co-author of Sustainability in the Global […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ecological Machine and the Origin Story of Vancouver

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015
The Ecological Machine and the Origin Story of Vancouver

CENHS predoctoral fellow Derek Woods is working on a project about the Hastings Mill as it functions in the history of Vancouver. His post at the Anthropology of Science and Technology blog addresses how the mill’s geographical location couples it to the ecological and energy systems in the region. Studying mills is a way of […]

Chantal Bilodeau on ‘Our Affair with Energy’

Posted by on May 28, 2015
Chantal Bilodeau on ‘Our Affair with Energy’

A Post from Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium speaker Chantal Bilodeau. Bilodeau is a New York-based playwright and translator originally from Montreal. She is the founder of the blog Artists And Climate Change and the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, an organization created to support the writing, development and production of eight plays that explore the impact […]

Fahad Mustafa’s energy documentary ‘Powerless’ @ 14 Pews, 4/12

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015
Fahad Mustafa’s energy documentary ‘Powerless’ @ 14 Pews, 4/12

Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s documentary Powerless screens at 14 Pews on April 12th. The film deals with conflicts over electricity in the Indian city of Kanpur. Learn more here. 14 Pews is a fantastic art house theatre in The Heights neighborhood of Houston, not least because it serves beer in what was once a church.