KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014
KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden)

CENHS is pleased to feature the environmental humanities laboratory at the Royal Institute for Science and Technology in Sweden. As described by its website, the overall goal of the EHL is to shape a post-disciplinary intellectual environment that combines education, research and graduate training in innovative ways and sets knowledge in the humanities into action to favour […]

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 […]

REMINDER: Conference on 19th Century Energies, March 27-30

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014
REMINDER: Conference on 19th Century Energies, March 27-30

The conference theme is “Nineteenth-Century Energies,” which integrates a wide range of nineteenth-century ideas, practices, and beliefs.  To prompt your thinking further, please see our Call For Proposals. INCS 2014 will be held at the Hotel Zaza, a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Houston’s museum district, within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

Marxist Literary Group Conference: Energy, Env., Culture – June 13 – 17

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014
Marxist Literary Group Conference: Energy, Env., Culture – June 13 – 17

The Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society: The Banff Centre for the Arts—June 13-17, 2014 The Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) invites the submission of papers on topics related to Marxism, critical theory, and Marxist views of literature. Submissions are welcome from all humanities and social scientific perspectives. Full submission details can be found […]

Timothy Morton to deliver the 2014 Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014
Timothy Morton to deliver the 2014 Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine

Professor Timothy Morton will deliver this year’s Wellek lectures at UC Irvine in May. Congratulations to Dr. Morton, who will join the likes of Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, Judith Butler, Peter Sloterdijk, Edward Said, and Donna Haraway in a striking list of speakers.  Morton is a member of CENHS and the Rice English faculty. Since 1981, […]

Dominic Boyer and Imre Szeman on “The Rise of the Energy Humanities”

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014
Dominic Boyer and Imre Szeman on “The Rise of the Energy Humanities”

(Image from Issac Cordal, Cement Eclipses) Dominic Boyer and Imre Szeman have co-authored an opinion piece in the Canadian publication University Affairs. They argue that the human sciences should play a major role in understanding and solving the energy crisis. They ask why the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is composed almost entirely of scientists, and suggest that […]

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 […]

Graham Harman, “The Concept of Infrastructure,” 2/13 at 4pm

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
Graham Harman, “The Concept of Infrastructure,” 2/13 at 4pm

Graham Harman is one of the central figures in the philosophical movement that embraces speculative realism and object oriented ontology (OOO). Harman’s ideas have already been influential in the environmental humanities, in science and technology studies, and in the art world. In Harman’s philosophy, objects have agency. OOO is a flat ontology that does not […]

Odds Against Tomorrow: A Book Review

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013
Odds Against Tomorrow: A Book Review

It has been over 40 years since Royal Dutch Shell used scenario planning to envision, and to some extent prepare for, the 1973 oil embargo that sent global oil prices soaring. In the years since, scenario planning has gone mainstream in the business world as a way of imagining and acting in the face of […]

“Nineteenth-Century Energies” conference to be held in Houston

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013
“Nineteenth-Century Energies” conference to be held in Houston

The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference will be held in Houston March 27-30, 2014. The deadline for proposals is Dec. 6, 2013. The conference is hosted by the University of Houston. The conference theme is “Nineteenth-Century Energies,” which integrates a wide range of nineteenth-century ideas, practices, and beliefs.  To prompt your thinking further, please see our Call […]