Will Deaderick on the Wiess Energy Hall @ the HMNS

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016
Will Deaderick on the Wiess Energy Hall @ the HMNS

The Spring 2016 cohort of environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) visited the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Check back for more student perspectives on the exhibit. By Will Deaderick Engraved in huge glass panels positioned at the entrance to the Wiess […]

Jennifer Kroeger on the HMNS’s Weiss Energy Hall

Posted by on May 20, 2016
Jennifer Kroeger on the HMNS’s Weiss Energy Hall

This year’s environmental studies 202 (culture, energy, and  environment) students visited Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn about the public image of energy in Houston. Check back for more student perspectives on the exhibit. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to the Wiess Energy Hall, a maze of interactivity, […]

Energy Humanities 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015
Energy Humanities 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

The Humanities Research Center, in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), will host a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars in the emergent field of energy humanities. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at […]

Spring 2016: FWIS 143 – Sustainability in America

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015
Spring 2016: FWIS 143 – Sustainability in America

 Instructor: Abby Goode What do we mean when we use the term “sustainability”? What kinds of concepts and patterns of thought are we invoking and where do they come from? What, exactly, are we aiming to sustain? In this course, we will analyze the roots of sustainability in American literature, history, and popular culture. Identifying […]

The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015
The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

“An Anarchist Icelander Walks Into a Texas University . . . When Jón Gnarr became mayor of Reykjavik, the atheist comedian with no civic service background disrupted the county’s political structure. It caught the attention of the world, and Rice University, which brought him to America to see if his radical ideas could work here. […]

Announcing Rice’s new ENST minor, administered by CENHS

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015
Announcing Rice’s new ENST minor, administered by CENHS

Starting in 2015, CENHS will administer Rice University’s new minor in Environmental Studies. This shift reflects a new level of participation by the humanities and social sciences in this lively field. For more information about course requirements, please click here. Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the interconnection between humans, other species and […]

Four Postdoctoral Positions in Sustainability at Cornell

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015
Four Postdoctoral Positions in Sustainability at Cornell

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) seeks outstanding, creative, and highly motivated individuals to work with Cornell faculty to address pressing world needs through discovery and scholarship and to implement sustainable solutions in collaboration with external partners. Atkinson postdocs will play a key role in the implementation of the Atkinson Center’s strategic plan. […]

Breakdown Break Down: Culture Carrying Us into a Post-Oil World

Posted by on May 20, 2015
Breakdown Break Down: Culture Carrying Us into a Post-Oil World

Image Credit: Edward Burtynsky Breakdown Break Down is a new artist collective devoted to developing post-oil culture. Their account of petrosubjectivity is especially worth a look. “How do we individually and collectively de-industrialize our sense of self and place? “Breakdown Break Down is a long term effort to organize cultural workers, artists, activists, and those interested in […]

Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Have a look at this interview with CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard: “Jón Gnarr is a renaissance man of sorts. Before forming the satirical Best Party in Reykjavik, Iceland and serving an extremely successful term as the city’s mayor from 2010 to 2014, he was known primarily as a comedian and punk rock […]

Jón Gnarr in the Rice News – Climate Change is Not a Joke

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Rice News – Climate Change is Not a Joke

CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr recently sp0ke to Rice students in Dr. Matthew Scheider-Mayerson’s Environmental Studies class. Roughly two dozen Rice students gathered in Rayzor Hall’s Room 123 on a warm Thursday afternoon in late March to hear from one of Houston’s most famous temporary residents: Jón Gnarr, the Icelandic punk-rock comedian who became mayor of Reykjavík. […]