Nature, History, and Culture at the Nation’s Edge

August 1st, 2014 - August 31st, 2015 | PROJECT

This project will design an ambitious multi-partner, multi-format, multi-venue project focused on the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. The project combines experienced co-directors and leading borderland scholars with more than a dozen Historical and Cultural Organizations (HCOs) in small and mid-sized communities to explore and interpret the unique cultures, history, and physical landscapes of the region. The project aims to foster historical perspectives on the international border, cross-cultural understanding, and a deeper sense of place among the region’s residents and visitors. A suite of interrelated physical and digital products will elaborate five themes: the border through time; bridging cultures across borders; nature and history—ties that bind; shared identity amid social diversity; and a storied landscape. Formats include an interpretive website and digital archive; a traveling exhibit co-hosted/produced with our HCO partners; and community sponsored public programs.

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Team Members

Paul Hirt, Principal Investigator, Arizona State University


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: GE-50924-14
Funding Amount: 60000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | History | policy | law | Life science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media