NEH 2009 Summer Institute: Apply Now!

NEH 2009 SUMMER INSTITUTE: Nature and History at the Nation’s Edge

We invite applications for “Nature and History at the Nation’s Edge: A Field Institute in Environmental and Borderlands History,” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute that will take place June 14 to July 11, 2009 at the University of Arizona.

We’ve designed the institute to provide college and university faculty with a deeper understanding of environmental and borderlands history through a distinctive, hands-on seminar that will include an extended 15-day field study tour through the arid lands and historical landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico. Both in the classroom and in the field, scholars will offer participants insights and methods for reading the historical landscape in a variety of rural, urban, “wild” and industrial settings, and for thinking about both cultural and environmental history in a broader bi-national context.

We encourage applicants from Environmental History and Literature, Geography, Anthropology, American Studies, U.S. History, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, English, and other related fields. Although designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students, qualified independent scholars and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations may be eligible. An applicant need not have an advanced degree in order to qualify. Adjunct and part-time lecturers are eligible to apply.

The 25 selected participants will be awarded a $3,200 stipend to help cover travel costs, books and living expenses. Applications are due by March 2, 2009.

For more information check out the website

Or contact
Katherine Morrissey, Project Director
University of Arizona

(520) 626-8429

Principal Faculty: Katherine Morrissey (University of Arizona), Paul Hirt (Arizona State University), Samuel Truett (University of New Mexico), Marsha Weisiger (New Mexico State University)


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