Dr. Joshua Ewalt, assistant professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Humanities, has been selected as a participant in Northeastern University’s National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Space, Place, and the Humanities, running July 24 - August 11, 2017.
The Northeastern Humanities Center describes the event in the following way:
“Space, Place, and the Humanities” is a three-week summer institute hosted by the Humanities Center at Northeastern University in the newly-emerging, interdisciplinary field of Geohumanities. At the intersection of geography, history, literature, creative arts, and social justice, Geohumanities focuses on the role of space and place in a range of humanities disciplines.
The aim of this Institute is to help scholars in humanities disciplines integrate spatial thinking into their research and teaching in new ways. Prominent scholars from cultural geography, literary studies and the digital humanities will lead the Institute, foregrounding the study of space and place as an interdisciplinary endeavor. Participants will enjoy ample time to interact with the faculty and with each other and will leave the institute with both a syllabus and a developed research plan for a paper or grant proposal.