The Paul Hirt Excellence in Environmental Humanities Prize

Value: $7,000

Due Date: March 15, 2023 (for commencement July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

Award Description:

This award is named in honor of our recently retired colleague from SHPRS, a historian and public humanist whose research and community engagement offer a powerful model for how to reach wide audiences and deploy humanities knowledge for social change around issues of climate, environmental justice and resource access. This is a $7,000 award to recognize and fund ambitious work in the environmental humanities or with an ecological bent, especially work that aligns with the university’s charter of inclusion. Through generous donor support, The College’s Division of Humanities and the Institute for Humanities Research are able to provide this platform for successful, creative, engaging research and public projects.

Submission and application instructions can be found in the downloadable PDF, and through the InfoReady application link.

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