Discuss Houston Recycling with Chris Butler and Brian K. Yeoman, Jan. 15 @ Noon

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015
Discuss Houston Recycling with Chris Butler and Brian K. Yeoman, Jan. 15 @ Noon

CENHS, The Rice Environmental Club, and the Shell Center for Sustainability invite you to a lunchtime talk about recycling in Houston. The event will take place January 15th at 12 noon in the Great Hall. Please RSVP to cenhs@rice.edu for a free lunch, and remember to bring your own container for water. You can find […]

The annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will focus on the “Postnatural”

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013
The annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will focus on the “Postnatural”

The theme for this year’s meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts at Notre Dame is the “Postnatural.” This topic is a point of connection between the SLSA and CENHS. In light of recent debates about the concept of the Anthropocene in circles as widely separated as geology and philosophy, meteorology and […]

Notes from Rob Nixon’s talk “This Brief Multitude: The Anthropocene and Our Age of Disparity”

Posted by on May 29, 2013

Rob Nixon, “This Brief Multitude: The Anthropocene and Our Age of Disparity” These are notes taken live from Nixon’s plenary talk at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment conference in Lawrence, Kansas. Basic points about the Anthropocene, Stoermer and Crutzen, Crutzen did the popularization; focus on Homo sapiens as agent of […]

Juan Parras’s “Toxic Tours” of Houston’s industrial East End

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013

Juan Parras, who directs the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Series, has been leading his “Toxic Tours” in Houston’s East End over the last few years. Parras has lived in that part of the city for over 40 years; plenty of time to see the environmental and human health effects of living amidst petrochemical plants, oil […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Suzanna Sawyer – November 29, 4-6:30 in the Kyle Morrow room of Fondren. A Screening of Joe Berlinger’s “Crude” will follow at 7pm in the Rice Cinema

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Suzanna Sawyer – November 29, 4-6:30 in the Kyle Morrow room of Fondren. A Screening of Joe Berlinger’s “Crude” will follow at 7pm in the Rice Cinema

Suzanna Sawyer is associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines struggles over resources in the Ecuadorian Amazon, focusing specifically on conflicts over land and petroleum development among forest peoples, the state, and multinational oil companies. Dr. Sawyer’s book Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador, explores how lowland […]

Rice Architecture students win the 2012 Odebrecht award for sustainable development

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012
Rice Architecture students win the 2012 Odebrecht award for sustainable development

  Cultures of Energy would like to congratulate Rice School of Architecture students Joanna Luo, Alex Yuen, andWeijaSong, winners of this years Odebrecht award in sustainability for their project “Adressing the Logistical Crisis of Offshore Oil Extraction: A New Model of Water-based Urbanism Off the Southeast Coast of Brazil.” This project details the findings of […]

The Petropolis of Tomorrow

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012
The Petropolis of Tomorrow

The Petropolis of Tomorrow: http://www.petropia.org/   A joint research and design effort run by the South American Project, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Rice University School of Architecture, and the Cornell University School of Architecture.   The Petropolis of Tomorrow is a design and research project, which examines new Petropolises — cities formed from resource extraction — associated […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dipesh Chakrabarty, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dipesh Chakrabarty, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100)

“Climate Justice and the Anthropos of the Anthropocene” Abstract: This lecture discusses the impact of the science of climate change on received traditions of humanist thought. It focuses in particular on how we think of globalization and intra-human justice in an age when humans act like a geophysical force on the planet, raising questions of […]

Population Growth, Energy, and a Case for the Humanities

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

  The New York Times’ Dot Earth blog follows trends related to population growth. “By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans […]