NEH Summer Institute: Space, Place and the Humanities

Space, Place, and the Humanities” is a three-week summer institute hosted by the Humanities Center at Northeastern University in Boston (July 24-August 11, 2017) on the newly emerging, interdisciplinary field of Geohumanities. At the intersection of geography, history, literature, creative arts, and social justice, Geohumanities focuses on the role of space and place in a range of humanities disciplines.
The aim of this Institute is to help scholars in humanities disciplines integrate spatial thinking into their research and teaching in new ways. Prominent scholars from cultural geography, literary studies and the digital humanities will lead the Institute, foregrounding the study of space and place as an interdisciplinary endeavor.

Institute Faculty

Tim Cresswell, Trinity College – @CresswellTim
Nicholas Brown, Northeastern University – @nicholassenn
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University – @emdillon
Wendy Harding, University of Toulouse
Catherine D’Ignazio, Emerson College – @kanarinka
Bruce Janz, University of Central Florida
Sarah Kanouse, Northeastern University
Cindi Katz, CUNY Graduate Center
Anne Knowles, University of Maine
Khury Petersen-Smith, Tufts University – @kpYES
For more information on the institute, eligibility criteria, and our online application please visit:

Applications due March 1.

For all Institute updates, follow @nuhumanities on Twitter and look for our Institute hashtag: #spaceandplace17

Founded in 2008, the Northeastern Humanities Center supports faculty and student research in the humanities and social sciences; facilitates collaboration across disciplines; and presents humanistic and social scientific research to the wider university community and general public. Through our fellowship program, working groups, discussion forums, symposia, seminars, informal dialogues, conferences, and joint projects, the Humanities Center fosters a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of respect for diverse perspectives and expertise. An integral part of Northeastern University’s signature experiential liberal arts program, the Humanities Center offers various opportunities for engagement with art, literature, philosophy, history, and social and political formations, thereby strengthening the foundation from which to respond meaningfully to one another and the needs of our world.