107 – Michael Watts

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018
107 – Michael Watts

Cymene and Dominic report on the insane fireworks situation in Reykjavík. Then (16:02) Dominic chats with our esteemed energy humanist colleague Michael Watts from UC-Berkeley. Michael explains how he accidently backed in to studying Nigerian petroculture in the 1970s and how he has traced the formation of the Nigerian petrostate from the Biafran war through […]

Ep. #56 – Jessica Barnes

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017
Ep. #56 – Jessica Barnes

Cymene and Dominic talk acupuncture, evil clone henchmen, environmentally questionable NYT recipes, and the interpretation of dreams. Then (15:30) we are joined by Jessica Barnes, author of Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (Duke UP 2014), from the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. We talk about how […]

CFP: Thinking the Anthropocene through Race, SF, 2016

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015
CFP: Thinking the Anthropocene through Race, SF, 2016

Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 29th to April 2nd, 2016.   Thinking the Anthropocene through Race Organizers: Bruce Erickson, University of Manitoba Andrew Baldwin, Durham University   A recent survey by Lewis and Maslin (2015) of the literature on the definition of the Anthropocene has brought urgency to the question […]

After 400 ppm – An Anthropocene Workshop

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
After 400 ppm – An Anthropocene Workshop

After 400 ppm: Science, Politics, and Social Natures in the Anthropocene A workshop for junior scholars Rutgers University, March 27-28, 2014  Keynote speaker: Sarah Whatmore, Oxford University Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations now hover around 400 parts per million, a threshold that many scientists and environmentalists consider a path towards the catastrophic. At the same time, scholars […]

Karen Pinkus on Theory and Climate Change, Nov. 15, 4pm, Rayzor 113

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013
Karen Pinkus on Theory and Climate Change, Nov. 15, 4pm, Rayzor 113

Karen Pinkus’s talk is entitled “Terranes of Climate Change: Theory Between Geology and Geography.” Dr. Pinkus is this semester’s speaker for the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory (3CT) Colloquium. Karen Pinkus is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Cornell University.  She is also a minor graduate field member in Studio Art, a faculty fellow […]

The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013
The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston

Two years after the exhibition and tour that wrapped up the project, the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s work in Houston from 2008-2011 still deserves attention. The online material from the project remains an amazing resource for anyone interested in the oil industry or the geography of Texas. With this post, we also hope to […]