North American Observatory
Integrate the Humanities
Each of the North American Observatory projects and activities seeks to integrate the humanities and arts centrally. We engage in cross-regional collaborations with partners throughout North America and and across the expanding HfE observatory network around the world.
The North American Observatory’s shared mission, “Building Resilience in the Anthropocene,” illustrates how the humanities are changing to meet the challenges of the 21st century as they contribute significantly to the development of social, economic, and science policy addressing environmental issues in civil and academic life.
Arizona State University
Global Humanities Projects
Global Humanities Affiliates
Global Humanities Partners
The research projects of the North American Observatory, are designed to be replicated, networked and scaled in other communities and at other universities and institutions.
North American Observatory Projects
North American Observatory Food Sovereignty and Syndemic Project
For two decades, scholars in the arts and environmental humanities have been researching and teaching...
Climate Justice and Problems of Scale
The aim of the project is to build “scale literacy” (Horton 2019), to generate a...
A virtual roundtable series at Arizona State University (ASU), brings together artists, writers, scholars, activists,...
The “Coastal Conservatory: Listening for Coastal Futures” is an initiative of the University of Virginia...
"Dinner 2040" follows a community collaboration in Maricopa County, Arizona, charting and planning the "future...
The PLuS (Phoenix-London-Sydney) Alliance project is creating, enabling and deploying innovative research and education linkages...
Environmental Rephotography: Visually Mapping Time, Change and Experience
Environmental Rephotography” is exploring how visually mapping time, change and experience through the practice of...
"Life Overlooked" maps the relations of humans to other "overlooked" species.
Archive of Hope and Cautionary Tales
"The Archive of Hope and Caution" is a collection of stories and videos about frontline...
Community members, researchers and scholars.
Alycia de Mesa
Giovanna Di Chiro