A project of the UNH Culture and Sustainability Initiative (CAS)
All Academic Year 2013-2014 funds have been awarded. New Academic Year 2014-2015 grants will be available starting in August 2014.
The Sustainability Institute invites proposals from UNH faculty members interested in developing and implementing programming that brings a liberal arts perspective to sustainability. Faculty members may submit proposals as individuals or groups, and they may involve staff and students in their planning. Interdisciplinary proposals involving collaboration between departments and offices that help to expand the scope and impact of the proposed program will be given special consideration.
Awards of up to $1,000 will be granted and funded by the Sustainability Institute. Funds will be available beginning August 2014. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds run out.
Proposals should communicate the actual and/or potential relationships between the liberal arts and sustainability, e.g.:
- Sustainability of cultures (e.g., cultural heritage management);
- Cultures of sustainability (e.g., institutional and cultural changes that will promote sustainability);
- Critical reflection on the term “sustainability” itself.
Programming may include guest speakers, artists and/or activists, special events, or field trips organized around any of the above themes.
- Awardees will be responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing the proposed programming.
- All awardees must use the Sustainability Institute name, logo and URL (www.sustainableunh.unh.edu) in all online, print and other promotional materials as a co-sponsor of the programming.
Awardees to Date
- Svetlana Peshkova (Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies Minor): screening of the documentary Leila Khaled: Hijacker and a discussion with the filmmaker, Lina Makboul. Co-sponsored with the Center for the Humanities, the Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Anthropology, the COLA Dean’s office, and the Center for International Education.
- Culture and Sustainability Task Force, Dartmouth College and University of Maine, Orono Winter in the Blood screening and director’s visit
- Culture and Sustainability Task Force, Race and Ethnic Studies, and the Black Student Union showing of Soul Food Junkies on campus
- Siobhan Senier (English): Indigenous New England annual conference
- Tom Haines (English): Sustainable Stories
- David Bachrach (History): Medieval Climate Change in Modern Methodological Perspective
- David Kaye (Theatre and Dance): Sila: Exploring Culture and Sustainability through Drama
- Kurk Dorsey (History): March 2014 talk on the history of Greenpeace by Frank Zelko, a history professor at UVM and author of Make It a Green Peace (2013)
For more information, please contact Sara Cleaves of the Sustainability Institute.