Powerful supermarkets push the cost of food waste onto suppliers, charities

Special Issue Alert! Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene in Theory, Culture & Society

CFP: Suspensions: Atmospherics of the Anthropocene (deadline May 26)

Community repair: a pop-up alternative to the throwaway society

Putting Dirt in its Place: The Contemporary Politics of Waste (Conference in Cambridge, UK. June 2017)

Call for participation: Enacting Environmental Data Justice

Repair and Software: Updates, Obsolescence, and Mobile Culture’s Operating Systems

Beyond breakdown: Exploring Regimes of Maintenance


Special Issue of Continent: “R3pair Volume”

Review of ‘Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present’

CFP: Waste, Space, and Place

CFP: Sciences, savoirs et pratiques des déchets: Dialogues entre mondes européens et américains

Article Alert! New texts in discard studies!

CFP: Waste, Materialities & Meaning: Anthropological Engagements with Reuse, Repair and Care (4/7 deadline)

Maintainers II, April 6-9, 2017: Program & Registration

Two newly launched open-access waste journals

How the ‘guerrilla archivists’ saved history – and are doing it again under Trump

CFP: Toxic legacies, global pollutants (June 2017, Durham University)

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene

Difference in the Anthropocene: Indigenous Environmentalism in the Face of Settler Colonialism

Introducing the terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene

When Deep Time Becomes Shallow: Knowing Nuclear Waste Risk Ethnographically

Pre-doctoral Fellowship in nuclear waste in Japan (US citizens only)

CFP: Food Packaging: Uncovering the History (December, Tokyo)

An Introduction to Hoarding

The case for a people’s smart sanctions campaign against Trump’s America

CFP-Crip Technoscience

CFP: Discarded & Queered Life: Exploring Urban Political & Queer Ecologies of Value and Exclusion

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Grounding the Ecocritical: Materializing Wastelands and Living on in the Middle East (3/ 1)

Information Salvage

Research challenges the view that environmental regulators are anti-business

CFP: Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies

Free student membership in Solid Waste Association of North America

CFP: Treating Waste as a Resource

Special Issue of Techniques & Culture on Réparer le monde/Fixing the world: Excess, Leftover and Innovation

Article Alert! New writing in discard studies

CFP: Theorizing Harm

Precision is not accuracy.

Spotlight on Scholars: Rachele Dini and why the literature of waste matters

Top posts on the Discard Studies Blog in 2016

Bibliography for Critical Ecology

Victory at Standing Rock reflects a failure of US energy and climate policy

CFP: The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic: A nearly carbon-neutral conference

Bureaucrats and techies leading the pollution resistance against Trump

CFP: Cities, Public Spaces and Rejects: Encounters and Confrontations between Rurality and Urbanity

CFP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art

Article Alert! New articles in discard studies from October

Sonic Breakdown, Extinction and Memory

Electronics Reuse and Recycling in Peru: A Photographic exploration

CFP: special issue on Organizing and Managing Waste

CFP: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology & Science

CFP: Workshop on “Pollution, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science”

Graduate Scholarships in Solid Waste Research (USA)

Take a deep breath – here’s what 2016 revealed about the deadly dangers of air pollution