‘Cultures of Energy’ brings together leading energy, environmental and humanities scholars at Rice

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April 17, 2014


David Ruth


Jeff Falk


‘Cultures of Energy’ brings together leading energy, environmental and humanities scholars at Rice April 24-26

HOUSTON – (April  17, 2014) – Leading local, national and international scholars working at the intersection of energy, the environment and the humanities will gather at Rice University April 24-26 for the third annual Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium.

The symposium is hosted by Rice’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) and is free and open to the public.

Who: Leading local, national and international scholars in energy, the environment and the humanities.

For the complete list of speakers and panelists, see http://culturesofenergy.com/events/3rd-annual-cultures-of-energy-spring-symposium.

What: Third annual Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium.

When: 2:30-6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 24; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 25; and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Where: Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), Room 280, 6500 Main St.

CENHS is the newest part of Rice’s landmark Energy and Environment Initiative, the first effort to involve all the intellectual resources of a major research university in addressing today’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. CENHS is likewise a first-of-its-kind: the only research center in the world specifically designed to sponsor research on the energy/environment nexus across the arts, humanities and social sciences. CENHS builds upon over two years of work by the Cultures of Energy Faculty Working Group at Rice, which helped to pioneer the field of interdisciplinary energy humanities in conjunction with a Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information, including the full conference agenda, see http://culturesofenergy.com/?event=3rd-annual-cultures-of-energy-spring-symposium.

Parking is available in the BRC garage located on Dryden Road between Main Street and Travis Street.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


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