Mertz Library Humanities

Mellon Fellows Research Report

Friday, November 30, 2018

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Photo of a tourist standing next to Hawaiian silversword

The Humanities Institute engages a lively international community of students and scholars through academic programming and research fellowships. Each year, the Institute’s Andrew W. Mellon Fellows give a Research Report showing how they use the historical collections of the Mertz Library and William and Lynda Steere Herbarium as well as NYBG’s Living Collections to further their interdisciplinary studies. Their research presentations stimulate critical thinking at the intersection of science and the humanities and invite meaningful public discourse about society’s relationship with the natural environment, past, present, and future.

About the Speakers

Top photo: The Haleakalā silversword plant (Argyroxiphium sandwicense or ‘āhinahina in Hawaiian), admired by a tourist on top of the Haleakalā volcano on the island of Maui, late 1950s

Support for the Humanities Institute provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation