NEH Summer Institute: City/ Nature 2017

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Summer Program
March 1, 2017
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Literature, Urban History / Studies, Urban Design and Planning

City/Nature is a three week summer institute funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities intended for college and university teachers, and hosted by University of Washington in Seattle.  The institute will be led by UW faculty Thaisa Way (Landscape Architecture), Richard Watts (French and Italian Studies), and Ken Yocom (Landscape Architecture) and will run from June 26 to July 14, 2017. The institute will examine the historical separation between city and nature and how an integrative understanding of the two can serve an increasingly urbanized world. We hope to cultivate a multi-disciplinary discourse between humanists, scientists, and planners alike. Readings and discussions will be supplemented by guest speakers, field trips, lectures, dinner conversation, and dedicated research time. Seattle, with its unique and complex environmental history, will serve as both backdrop and subject.

Applications are open until March 1st 2017. We are looking for a diverse cohort of 25 faculty from two-year and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. Attendees will be awarded a stipend of $2,700 to help cover costs of attendance. To find out more about City/Nature, visit for information about faculty, schedule, logistics, etc.

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For faculty-specific inquiries:

Thaisa Way:

Rich Watts:

Ken Yocom:

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