This 2017 summer institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities invites college and university faculty to explore the emerging landscape of the urban environmental humanities as it informs scholarship and teaching. Such an examination opens the door to a more complex understanding of how scholars conceptualize cities and nature and in turn, expand the potential of collaborative thinking across the humanities and sciences. Join interdisciplinary faculty in three weeks of field trips, literary readings and discussions, public lectures, dinner conversations, and independent research time. Apply by March 1, 2017 for the institute June 26 to July 14, 2017, at the University of Washington in Seattle. Supported by the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities.