Adrian Ivakhiv and John Hartigan on the multispecies Anthropocene

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014
Adrian Ivakhiv and John Hartigan on the multispecies Anthropocene

Inspired by the sudden burst of work on the Anthropocene presented at the American Anthropological Association meeting, John Hartigan and Adrian Ivakhiv discuss a possible multispecies interpretation of the ‘Anthropocene’ in posts here and here.  

Haus der Kulturen der Welt to host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, Nov. 14-22, 2014

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014
Haus der Kulturen der Welt to host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, Nov. 14-22, 2014

ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS November 14–22, 2014 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin CAll FOR APPlICATIONS deadline: April 30, 2014 Encouraging new forms of transdisciplinary discourse and research the anthropocene project 2013/14 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (HKW) aims to investigate the manifold implications of the Anthropocene hypothesis for cultures of knowledge. If indeed humankind has become […]

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 […]

Cymene Howe to teach a spring course on “The Social Life of Clean Energy”

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013
Cymene Howe to teach a spring course on “The Social Life of Clean Energy”

The Social Life of Clean Energy Professor Cymene Howe Spring 2014 ANTH 332/532 & ENST 332/532 In May 2013 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the atmosphere’s average daily level of carbon dioxide had exceeded 400 parts per million; this represents a density of heat-trapping gases that has not existed for at […]

Tim Morton’s talk at the Rice English Symposium

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013

Thanks to Rodrigo Martini Paula and Larry Butz for organizing a great symposium, and also to the participants for their excellent papers. It was content-rich meeting that also led to some new friendships. Below I’ve included a link to Tim Morton’s talk on environmentality, “Mal-Functioning.” Claire Colebrook also gave an excellent keynote entitled “Sex and […]

Tim Morton’s New Book Released

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

CENHS is delighted to announce the release of Professor Morton’s new book, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Morton works through readings of Martin Heidegger, Graham Harman, and Jacques Derrida, among others, to build his titular concept. Engaged as it is with the work of artists like Marina Zurkow and JLiat, […]

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 […]

Rice English Symposium on The Environmental Humanities, Sept. 13-14 2013

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013
Rice English Symposium on The Environmental Humanities, Sept. 13-14 2013

This year’s Rice English symposium focuses on the nonhuman and ecological turns in the humanities. Rice graduate students Rodrigo Paula and Larry Butz have organized an excellent schedule, with Clair Colebrook (Penn State) and Timothy Morton (Rice) as keynote speakers. Conference presenters will travel to Rice from across North America, and there are many presenters […]

A Report on the Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium

Posted by on May 11, 2013

The second Cultures of Energy spring symposium was a great success, with scholars traveling to Houston from the United States, Norway, and Germany. The panels were the highlight, with excellent papers coming from multiple fields. The methodological diversity of the papers was matched by their overlap at the level of theme and content. This seems […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Constance Penley, Friday, April 19th, at 4pm in the Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice University

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Constance Penley, Friday, April 19th, at 4pm in the Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice University

  Dr. Penley’s talk is entitled  “The Environmental Media Initiative: Transforming Communication and Collaboration among the Sciences, Humanities, Industry and the Public” Abstract: This talk explores a provocative and successful case of what environmental humanities has been able to achieve when it has actively and creatively engaged the sciences, industry, and the public. In 2000, UC […]