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Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, promotes innovative thinking at the intersection of science and the environmental humanities. A division of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Institute strengthens The New York Botanical Garden’s academic role among universities and research centers worldwide. It engages a lively community of fellows and visiting scholars who study NYBG’s historical collections in the Mertz Library, the Archives, and William and Lynda Steere Herbarium to further their interdisciplinary research projects. Through seminars, lecture programs, and workshops, the Institute stimulates public discourse about society’s relationship with the natural environment—past, present, and future.

Contact Us
Vanessa Bezemer Sellers,
Humanities Research Coordinator
The Humanities Institute
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York, 10458-5126
718.817.8868
vsellers@nybg.org

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