CENHS Symposium 2015, April 16-18: Poster, Schedule, Abstracts

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015
CENHS Symposium 2015, April 16-18: Poster, Schedule, Abstracts

View the poster and schedule here! Abstracts below (in alphabetical order by author): Catherine Alexander (Durham U) “Cleaning up and moving on: Kazakhstan’s nuclear renaissance” A huge territory in north-eastern Kazakhstan was used as the main Soviet nuclear bomb test site. Legacies from this period are disputed, as is what should be done about them. At […]

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 […]

“Fossilized in Houston,” by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Friends

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015
“Fossilized in Houston,” by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Friends

CENHS Postdoc Matthew Schneider-Mayerson’s great new art project draws attention to the relationship between climate change and the extinction of animal species. Learn more and order stickers, posters, and lawn signs here. Matthew’s project involves the collaboration of local artists. Fossilized in Houston is made possible by the Idea Fund. Houston, Climate Change, and the Ongoing Mass Extinction […]

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, […]

Brenda Hillman: Poetry Reading and Conversation, February 12th and 13th

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015
Brenda Hillman: Poetry Reading and Conversation, February 12th and 13th

Lecture: Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 pm, Rice University Chapel Conversation: Friday, February 13th at 4pm, Herring Hall 100, Rice University CENHS and the Energy Arts Cluster are excited to welcome poet Brenda Hillman to Rice. Hillman is one of the most acclaimed environmental poets in the United States. Her work engages a wide range […]

CFP: The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix, May 25-7

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015
CFP: The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix, May 25-7

SENIX Conference in Stockholm on May 25-27, 2015 – The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix. Building the future energy system will meet social and political challenges. This is well acknowledged, but still there is insufficient action to involve the stakeholders needed for transparent and robust decision making by the end users […]

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 MA in climate change studies at King’s College, London

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015
A new MA in climate change studies at King’s College, London

Image credit to Yuko Shimizu. In September, King’s College London is launching a new MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society. The focus of the MA will be the historical, cultural, and social dimensions of climate change, and how these interact with human action in the world.  You can read more about the program here. King’s College London […]

New masters program in Energy and Society at Durham U

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014
New masters program in Energy and Society at Durham U

A new interdisciplinary MSc in Energy and Society at Durham University. You can read more about it here. The world’s energy challenges will not be solved by technology alone. Combining insights from social andtechnological sciences this MSc addresses how we can work together for energy change. This Masters programme draws on specialist research from the […]

Derek Woods reviews Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014
Derek Woods reviews Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar (2014) is a myth against ecological limits. Since at least the 1960s, scientists and writers of different kinds have been trying to convince us that we have just one earth to work with. We need to avoid making it toxic and warping its climate beyond habitability. Since at least the 1970s, scientists and writers of […]