Humanities and Place
Place has been a significant theme through several years of Fellows projects as well as the focus of several grant submissions, seed grants, and research clusters.
"Place studies" is an emerging interdisciplinary area of study that understands geography and locale are central determinants of culture, discourse, and identity. Place studies bring to the forefront the ways that the natural, built, social, and cultural environments effect the formation of individual, group, and communal identity. Place effects our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Place, and one's place in the world, is the signifier for all that is "other." Understanding where "we are" in today's complex societies requires understanding global ecosystems and economics just as much as our local geography, communal history, and provincial politics.
ihr seed grants
Diabetes and Democracy in South Phoenix: Performance, Place and the Cultural Politics of Food, Project Director(s): Tamara Underiner, Associate Professor, school of Theater and Film (HIDA); Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Assistant Professor, Schol of Transborder Studies (CLAS); Donna Winham, Assistant Professor, Nutrition Program, Healtthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI); Stephani Woodson Associate Professor, School of Theater and Film (HIDA)
Revisiting Modjokuto--Society, Religion and the State in East Java, Indonesia: Etho-historical and Ethographic Perspectives, Project Director(s): Mark Woodward, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
City Life: Experiencing the World of Teotihuacan, Project Director(s): Gwyneira Isaac, Anthropology; Miguel Aguilera, Religious Studies; David Birchfield, Arts, Media and Engineering Program and the School of Community Resources and Development; George Cowgill, Anthropology; Ben Nelson, Anthropology: Hari Sundaram, Arts, Media and Engineering
ihr Research clusters
The African Diaspora, 2006-2007
Place, Space, Society, and Culture, 2005-2006
ihr working groups
- Research Projects
- Funding Opportunities
- News & Events
- April 11th, 2013 The Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture featuring Regenia Gagnier
- April 5th, 2013 Technologies of Imagination: Fifty years beyond Man and His Future
- April 2nd, 2013 Donald Johanson, Finder of Lucy fossil puts evolution on display
- March 28th, 2013 Telling Imaginaries: Places, Histories, and the Global
Did you know?
The IHR is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.