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Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute, a division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, promotes innovative thinking at the intersection of science and the humanities. Generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the purpose of the Institute is to formalize the Garden’s academic role among universities and research centers worldwide. The Institute engages a lively community of fellows and visiting scholars, who use the historical collections of the Mertz Library and William and Lynda Steere Herbarium to further their interdisciplinary studies. 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

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