Month: September 2020

Biomass – An Energy Source of the Future?

by James Crooks

The production of energy through the burning of biological materials has been considered a renewable, reliable and even relatively clean alternative to the use of fossil fuels. However, as the industry has grown these claims have faced increased scrutiny; critics have claimed that biomass on a large scale has negative long- and short-term environmental impacts not only on pollution but on biodiversity generally. So we have to ask: is biomass an energy source of the future?

Read More

Doctoral Research Fellowships

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships are available at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities’ host department, the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, Norway. Projects are thematically open but must be relevant to ongoing research at the department. For more information, please see the announcement

The positions could be particularly relevant for candidates interested in the environmental humanities, time studies, science fiction studies, histories of the Anthropocene, religion and sustainability in China and India, critical heritage studies and more.
Applications must name a prospective supervisor and include a 3-5 page project description.

For more information, please contact Head of Research Arild Engelsen Ruud, e-mail: a.e.ruud@ikos.uio

Read More

S.E.A. Book Prize Finalist!

We are excited to share the news that Mette M. High’s latest book, Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush, published by Cornell University Press has been selected as a Finalist for the 2020 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize. The SEA Book Prize Committee looks for the best books in economic anthropology published over the last three years.

Read More

FINAL CALL: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Energy Humanities (2021)

In conjunction with “Transition in Energy, Culture and Society” (TECS), a multi-year research project within Future Energy Systems (based at the University of Alberta and affiliated with the University of Waterloo), we are offering a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship (January 2021-December 2021). Junior scholars engaged in work across the disciplines who will have defended their dissertations within the three years prior to the start of the position (i.e., between January 2018 and December 2020) and whose research falls within the range of issues mapped out by the theme of this fellowship are welcome to apply.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Read More
  • 1
  • 2