Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015
Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

The award-winning science fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi will read in the Rice Chapel on Nov. 2nd at 5:30pm. His books will be on sale at the event courtesy of Brazos Bookstore. Following the reading and discussion, there will be a short book signing.  We are excited to hear from a writer who has been much read, […]

AnthropoScene – A New Book Series from Penn State UP

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015
AnthropoScene – A New Book Series from Penn State UP

Esconida Mine, Chile – Photo Credit AnthropoScene The SLSA Book Series AnthropoScene is a new book series from the Pennsylvania State University Press, published in collaboration with the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. While not all scientists have accepted the term “anthropocene” as part of the geological timescale, the idea that humans are […]

The Ecological Machine and the Origin Story of Vancouver

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015
The Ecological Machine and the Origin Story of Vancouver

CENHS predoctoral fellow Derek Woods is working on a project about the Hastings Mill as it functions in the history of Vancouver. His post at the Anthropology of Science and Technology blog addresses how the mill’s geographical location couples it to the ecological and energy systems in the region. Studying mills is a way of […]

New Video from the Spring Symposium – Panel B

Posted by on May 26, 2015
New Video from the Spring Symposium – Panel B

Visit our YouTube Channel for video from Panel B: Simon Hogg, Janet Stewart, Damian Hampshire, and Catherine Alexander of the Durham Energy Institute.  

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 […]

Rodolphe El-Khoury on the Internet of Things – Nov. 20, 4pm, Herring 100

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014
Rodolphe El-Khoury on the Internet of Things – Nov. 20, 4pm, Herring 100

This lecture by architect Rodolphe El-Khoury continues recent discussion about the internet of things, or the idea of integrating billions of everyday objects into the web. As media theorist Benjamin Bratton notes, the internet of things is a not only a fascinating technological feat but a potential energy issue. Techno-utopian promises about the internet of […]

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 […]

Robert Markley on Jane Austen, Deep Time, and Sustainability – Feb 21st at 4pm

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014
Robert Markley on Jane Austen, Deep Time, and Sustainability – Feb 21st at 4pm

The English Department presents Robert Markley, W.D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 4:00 pm Friday, February 21, 2014 Humanities Room 119 “The Unsustainable Estate: Imagining ‘Nature’ in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park ” In the late eighteenth century, traditional notions of time and history came under pressure from work in three emerging sciences: […]

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, […]

Anthropocene: The Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet (with Donna Haraway and Others)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014
Anthropocene: The Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet (with Donna Haraway and Others)

Anthropocene: The Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together? Through noticing, describing, and imagining, we renew conversation about life on earth THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 • 7-9PM Rio Theater • 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz For the complete schedule please visit http://anthropocene.au.dk/fileadmin/Anthropocene/anthropo-may8-1123.pdf.