AnthropoScene – A New Book Series from Penn State UP

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015
AnthropoScene – A New Book Series from Penn State UP

Esconida Mine, Chile – Photo Credit AnthropoScene The SLSA Book Series AnthropoScene is a new book series from the Pennsylvania State University Press, published in collaboration with the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. While not all scientists have accepted the term “anthropocene” as part of the geological timescale, the idea that humans are […]

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 […]

12 Funded PhDs in the Env. Humanities: Leeds, Munich, and Stockholm

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015
12 Funded PhDs in the Env. Humanities: Leeds, Munich, and Stockholm

Twelve Funded Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities in Europe: Leeds | Munich | Stockholm The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group (www.enhanceitn.eu) is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchers: Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds (deadline: May 1, 2015) Four doctoral fellows at the Rachel Carson Center […]

Adam Trexler, Anthropocene Fictions

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015
Adam Trexler, Anthropocene Fictions

Post by Eliot Storer, Rice Anthropology To be released in April 2015, Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change (University of Virginia Press) is one of the broadest surveys of climate change literature to date. An independent scholar, Trexler surveys over 150 climate change novels that cut across history, genre, and register in order to […]

‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015
‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Green Humanities joins journals such as Environmental Humanities, The Goose, and Resilience as new fora for this emerging field. CENHS is excited to read and promote their articles. From the journal website: Newspaper headlines and political discourse habituate us to alarming news about the intensifying dangers of global warming, hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking,’ rising sea levels, and greenhouse gases. All […]

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 […]

The Ethics of Conferences in the Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014
The Ethics of Conferences in the Age of Climate Change

A nice article with a ridiculous title appeared in Saturday’s New York Times on the efforts of Lauri Zoloth, president of the American Academy of Religion, to create a “sabbatical year” from the AAR’s annual conference as a way of decreasing its carbon emissions: “We could choose to not meet at a huge annual meeting in which we take […]