CENHS Symposium 2015, April 16-18: Poster, Schedule, Abstracts

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015
CENHS Symposium 2015, April 16-18: Poster, Schedule, Abstracts

View the poster and schedule here! Abstracts below (in alphabetical order by author): Catherine Alexander (Durham U) “Cleaning up and moving on: Kazakhstan’s nuclear renaissance” A huge territory in north-eastern Kazakhstan was used as the main Soviet nuclear bomb test site. Legacies from this period are disputed, as is what should be done about them. At […]

12 Funded PhDs in the Env. Humanities: Leeds, Munich, and Stockholm

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015
12 Funded PhDs in the Env. Humanities: Leeds, Munich, and Stockholm

Twelve Funded Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities in Europe: Leeds | Munich | Stockholm The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group (www.enhanceitn.eu) is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchers: Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds (deadline: May 1, 2015) Four doctoral fellows at the Rachel Carson Center […]

CENHS Symposium 2015: Dates and Speakers

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015
CENHS Symposium 2015: Dates and Speakers

CENHS’s fourth annual symposium will take place April 16-18, 2015. The symposium is open to the public, with food and coffee provided, and we hope to see you there. Our previous symposia gathered speakers from fields such as philosophy, anthropology, literature, and climatology. You can read summaries of our 2013 and 2014 symposia. Video from the […]

Bruce Holsinger on ‘The Archive of the Animal,” Jan 22nd @ 4pm

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015
Bruce Holsinger on ‘The Archive of the Animal,” Jan 22nd @ 4pm

Professor Bruce Holsinger (English, U of Virginia) will speak on the ‘Archive of the Animal’ on Thursday Jan. 22nd at 4pm. The event is cosponsored by the English Department’s Camden lectures and Timothy Morton. Professor Holsinger is finishing a book called Archive of the Animal: Science, Sacrifice, and the Parchment Inheritance, which explores the parchment […]

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.  

Special Issue on the Anthropocene from ‘the minnesota review’

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014
Special Issue on the Anthropocene from ‘the minnesota review’

The new issue of the minnesota review, edited by Tobias Boes and Kate Marshall from Notre Dame,  addresses the notion of the Anthropocene: a name for the present geological epoch in which human beings have become a geophysical force.  With submissions from scholars of literature and art, the issue focuses on how we write about the Anthropocene, how we […]

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 […]

New from OHP: Zylinska ‘Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene’

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014
New from OHP: Zylinska ‘Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene’

Joanna Zylinska’s Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene continues Open Humanities Press’s Critical Climate Change series, edited by Tom Cohen and Claire Colebrook. Zylinska’s book addresses the fascinating question how to think ethics across multiple scales. From the website: Life typically becomes an object of reflection when it is seen to be under threat. In particular, humans have […]

“Debating the Anthropocene” Series @ Immanence

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014
“Debating the Anthropocene” Series @ Immanence

Adrian Ivakhiv’s blog Immanence: Ecoculture, Geophilosophy, Mediapolitics continues to host a debate on the concept of the Anthropocene, the conditions it describes, and the name itself. The debate is useful reading for anyone making use of this popular and contentious term. In the latest addition, “The Anthropocene: To Serious for Postmodern Games,” Clive Hamilton responds to […]

A New Book in the Critical Climate Change Series by David A. Collings

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014
A New Book in the Critical Climate Change Series by David A. Collings

David A. Collings new book joins the work of Claire Colebrook, Tom Cohen, Timothy Clark and others in the growing Critical Climate Change series from Open Humanities Press. All OHP books are available free online. Collings seems to have followed an increasingly common strategy to make academic writing more readable: the text is almost completely […]