Dr. Anthony Chaney, Visiting Lecturer in English and History, was selected to participate in the City/Nature: Urban Environmental Humanities summer institute. The institute is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington in Seattle.

“I think my position here at UNT Dallas, an institution with a mission to serve an urban community, was one of the reasons why I was selected as a participant and funded by the NEH to attend,” Chaney said. “I look forward to representing UNTD in Seattle this summer.”

Participants will gather at the University of Washington for three weeks of both group and individual research projects focused on the urban environmental humanities. Each scholar will develop an undergraduate course syllabus that incorporates an interdisciplinary and collaborate approach to advancing the scholarship of urban environmental humanities.

About City/Nature: Urban Environmental Humanities:

City/Nature: Urban Environmental Humanities was created to build a more complex understanding of how scholars conceptualize cities and nature. This will expand the potential of collaborative thinking across sciences and humanities by researching how humanists and natural and social scientists are shaping contemporary urban and environmental research and teaching. City/Nature: Urban Environmental Humanities will seek to expand upon humanistic dimensions of the man-made and natural environments.