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The Humanities for the Environment research project encompasses research conducted at six observatories, as well as at affiliated institutions and centers engaged in HfE research.

02 Posts


Researchers are engaged in a range of projects, including faculty research projects, collaborative faculty-student endeavors, and community based research projects.
April 19, 2017

PLuS Alliance

The PLuS (Phoenix-London-Sydney) Alliance creates, enables and deploys innovative research and education linkages across three globally-focused universities to contribute to a sustainable future by co...

April 27, 2015

Dinner 2040

In October 2014, humanities scholars and their community partners will consider the future of food in order to envision the dishes that could constitute Dinner 2040 meal in Phoenix, AZ....

April 27, 2015

Archive of Hope and Cautionary Tales

The environmental challenges facing humanity today are so massive and widespread and present us with so many uncertainties about the future, small acts on a local scale may seem insignificant....

September 28, 2014

The Underwater Worlds Project

FROM JUNE 2014 The Realm Aquatic The Realm Aquatic. Imagining, representing and understanding the Underwater World, c. 1740-2014. This project between Humanities, Arts, Ecology and Science scholars at...

September 27, 2014

River Life


August 1, 2014

Life Overlooked

In “Life Overlooked,” the aim is to disseminate local ecological knowledge and build the human dimensions of ecology back into the “portfolio” of what we know about individual species. Each po...