Ellsworth and Kruse, ‘Making the Geologic Now’ – New from Punctum

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014
Ellsworth and Kruse, ‘Making the Geologic Now’ – New from Punctum

This new book continues the academic and artistic dialogue on the Anthropocene that we at CENHS have tried to facilitate and disseminate. The publisher of Making the Geologic Now, Punctum Books, is one of the most interesting new presses facilitated by digital reproduction. Punctum also published Marina Zurkow’s Petroleum Manga, to which several members of CENHS […]

Deep Time @ the National Academy of Sciences, Aug. 28 – Jan. 15

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014
Deep Time @ the National Academy of Sciences, Aug. 28 – Jan. 15

The Cultural Programs division of the National Academy of Sciences will open the exhibition “Imagining Deep Time” on August 28th. The exhibition reflects current academic and public conversations about the significance of time scale to our thinking about the nature/culture relation. In recent critical, anthropological, and historical work on climate change and the concept of […]

Anthropocene Feminism, April 10-12

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014
Anthropocene Feminism, April 10-12

Image from Marina Zurkow, Slurb (2009) Coined by Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen at the inception of the 21st Century, the concept of the Anthropocene postulates a new geological epoch defined by overwhelming human influence upon the earth beginning with the Industrial Revolution in the late eighteenth century. The concept has since been picked up […]

Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

CENHS welcomes Karen Pinkus to Rice. Dr. Pinkus, a leading scholar in romance studies and the environmental humanities, is the CENHS senior research fellow for Spring 2014. Among other energy and environment related projects, Dr. Pinkus is at work on a book about fuel and the the distinction between fuel and energy. She is also editing […]

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 […]