As part of the 2009 centennial celebrating the 100th anniversary of ecologist Aldo Leopold’s arrival in the Southwest, Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research will host a month-long institute for college and university faculty who teach Leopold, environmental ethics, sustainability, eco-criticism, environmental history, ecology, and related studies. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the institute will be held in Prescott, AZ, June 22 to July 17, 2009. Up to 25 participants will be accepted, and each visiting scholar will receive a $3,200 stipend to cover transportation and lodging.
A goal of the institute is to help faculty develop new lines of research and curricula by examining “A Sand County Almanac” and Leopold’s other writings from a variety of disciplinary perspectives — history, ecology, literature, and philosophy, for example. The core faculty members include some of the nation’s most respected Leopold scholars, among them J. Baird Callicott, Susan Flader, Curt Meine, Julianne Lutz Newton, and Scott Russell Sanders. For information, click here or call the institute’s co-director Dan Shilling at 602-300-6694.