110 – Lisa Sideris

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018
110 – Lisa Sideris

Cymene and Dominic announce their latest educational venture, the Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute (4CI) and ask y’all’s help in getting the word out — https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/chicago-climate-change-culture-institute-4ci — Then (10:48) joining us from the fashionable eastern time zone is the fabulous Lisa Sideris. We talk to her about her new book Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, […]

105 – Sheila Jasanoff

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017
105 – Sheila Jasanoff

On this holiday edition of the Cultures of Energy podcast, Cymene and Dominic discuss redistributions of wealth and what they are looking for in a holiday robot. Then (10:51) we welcome someone who we’ve been dying to talk to for some time—Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of […]

CENHS Symposium 2014 – Recap

Posted by on May 25, 2014
CENHS Symposium 2014 – Recap

The Third Annual CENHS Spring Symposium – Recap by Trevor Durbin and Derek Woods Photo Credit: Judy Natal The third CENHS symposium was a strong meeting, and our biggest yet. We held the symposium in Rice’s new Bioscience Research Collaborative, which is a useful space for this kind of event. Dominic Boyer and Ellen Grodjesk, […]

Jeff Kripal’s New Textbook COMPARING RELIGIONS

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014
Jeff Kripal’s New Textbook COMPARING RELIGIONS

Jeffrey J. Kripal’s new textbook Comparing Religions is now available from Wiley-Blackwell. CENHS member and professor of Religious Studies at Rice, Kripal participated in the Mellon-Sawyer Cultures of Energy seminar from which the CENHS emerged. Comparing Religions includes a major chapter on religion and nature entitled “Super Natural: Religion and Nature,” which comes directly out of Kripal’s work […]

Cultures of Energy Welcomes Dr. Bron Taylor, Thursday, February 21 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100, Rice University)

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013
Cultures of Energy Welcomes Dr. Bron Taylor, Thursday, February 21 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100, Rice University)

“Spirituality After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion as a New, Global Religious Movement” Abstract: New Religions come and go but some persist and become major global forces. In this presentation Professor Taylor presents evidence that, especially since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, a new, global, earth religion has been rapidly […]