We invite applications from university/college faculty and independent scholars for a 4-week institute to be held June 14-July 11, 2009; "Nature and History at the Nation's Edge," a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, examines 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 cultural and environmental history in a broader bi-national context.
The 25 selected participants will be awarded a $3,200 atipend to help cover travel costs, books and living expenses. Applications are due by March 2, 2009. For more information, check out the website-
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