It’s Poo Power: How Dairy Cows Could Provide the Electricity of the Future

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017
It’s Poo Power: How Dairy Cows Could Provide the Electricity of the Future

They call it ‘cow power.’ A San Francisco-based company, Sustainable Conservation, wants to use the methane produced from cow manure to provide electricity for mass consumption. California is home to nearly 1,750 California dairy farms and 1.79 million milk cows, and as wonderful as this burgeoning California industry may be, these cows – and others […]

CFP: Energy Use and the Humanities

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015
CFP: Energy Use and the Humanities

Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue will include papers that explore the intersection of the various Humanities disciplines, with the production and consumption of energy sources, such as petroleum, natural gas, nuclear energy, solar and wind power, and coal (this is only a partial list and papers that explore other energy sources are […]

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 […]

CFP for a special issue of ‘Resilience’: Environmental Futurity

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015
CFP for a special issue of ‘Resilience’: Environmental Futurity

Call for Papers for special issue of Resilience: Journal of Environmental Humanities on “Environmental Futurity” Special Issue editors: Cheryl Lousley, Susie O’Brien, Jennifer Wenzel Since its emergence as a concept in the mid-twentieth century, “the environment” has been bound up with questions about the future. This connection between environment and futurity is evident in the […]

Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change and the Future of Cities,” March 9th

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015
Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change and the Future of Cities,” March 9th

Eric Klinenberg, New York University: “Climate Change and the Future of Cities” March 9th, 2015, 430-6pm at Rice U, Sewall Hall 309 Sponsored by CENHS, the Kinder Institute, and the Department of Sociology The fundamental threat to the human species is our collective inability to reduce our carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate […]

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 […]

“Debating the Anthropocene” Series @ Immanence

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014
“Debating the Anthropocene” Series @ Immanence

Adrian Ivakhiv’s blog Immanence: Ecoculture, Geophilosophy, Mediapolitics continues to host a debate on the concept of the Anthropocene, the conditions it describes, and the name itself. The debate is useful reading for anyone making use of this popular and contentious term. In the latest addition, “The Anthropocene: To Serious for Postmodern Games,” Clive Hamilton responds to […]

DEAR CLIMATE

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014
DEAR CLIMATE

Dear Climate is a new project by Marina Zurkow, Una Chauduri, Oliver Kellhammer, Fritz Ertl, and Sarah Rothberg. Text from the website: What is Dear Climate? Just a conceptual nudge (not a paradigm shift). The old joke—“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”—isn’t so funny anymore. Lots of people are trying to […]

Artists and Climate Change – A website by Chantal Bilodeau

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014
Artists and Climate Change – A website by Chantal Bilodeau

Image credit: Issac Cordal A great website recently came up on the list serve for ALECC – The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Artists and Climate Change gathers contemporary literature, art, and theater that addresses climate change and global warming. Chantal Bilodeau, the site’s author, is one of the people working to address the […]

RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014
RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Here’s an overview of the journal from the Resilience website. Stephanie LeMenager and Stephanie Foote are the lead editors for this project. The emerging sustainability initiatives developing on university and college campuses worldwide and the increasing focus on environmentalism in various scientific disciplines often fail to converse with scholars in the humanities. Yet the past five years have […]