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, […]

Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

CENHS is proud to present “Thinking With Oil and Water,” a lecture by Professor Stephanie LeMenager. Among other work, Prof. LeMenager is the author of Living Oil: Petroleum Culture and the American Century. Learn more about her work here. Oil and water continue to fashion a productive opposition through which to imagine the value of the Humanities’ contributions to imaginative […]

Abby Goode on “Eugenic Sustainability,” Nov. 6 @ 1:30 pm Sewall 309

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015
Abby Goode on “Eugenic Sustainability,” Nov. 6 @ 1:30 pm Sewall 309

This talk is part of the English Graduate Fellows Lecture Series. “Eugenic Sustainability” features key readings from Abby’s dissertation, “Democratic Demographics: A Literary Genealogy of American Sustainability.” This project argues that sustainability, widely regarded as a contemporary concept, emerged from a “New World” fantasy of demographic and agricultural abundance. Developing this fantasy as a racial and eugenic ideal, […]

Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015
Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

 NoPassport/The Arctic Cycle/Theatre Without Borders CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION November/December 2015 We hope you can join us in holding a reading or performance in solidarity with theatre artists worldwide, designed to bring awareness to and discussion around climate change. This international Climate Change Theatre Action is in support of the United Nations Conference on Climate […]

New Video from the Spring Symposium – Panel A

Posted by on May 13, 2015
New Video from the Spring Symposium – Panel A

For talks by Neyran Turan, Rania Ghosn, Gretchen Bakke, James Eliot and Kyle Shelton, and Jenny Carlson, please visit our YouTube channel. 

Jón Gnarr at the Spring Symposium – Bananas in Lava

Posted by on May 2, 2015
Jón Gnarr at the Spring Symposium – Bananas in Lava

Have a look at our youtube channel for ex-mayor of Reykjavik Jón Gnarr’s keynote talk at the 2015 Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium! Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to post video of from the panels.  

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 […]

Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Have a look at this interview with CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard: “Jón Gnarr is a renaissance man of sorts. Before forming the satirical Best Party in Reykjavik, Iceland and serving an extremely successful term as the city’s mayor from 2010 to 2014, he was known primarily as a comedian and punk rock […]

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 […]