Floridians have an extensive relationship with
water. From the food we eat, to our favorite pastimes, to the
industries that flourish here, to our changing and diverse population,
Florida’s most significant issues are tied to water. Through an
introduction to how various humanities disciplines study water,
Humanities and the Sunshine State will explore contemporary political
topics such as tourism, food justice, aquifer sustainability,
industrial growth, and race relations.
Through practicing methods of humanities research — archival study, oral history, digital curation, archaeological excavation, ethical critique, and textual interpretation — students will learn what the humanities do, and how the lessons they generate build an informed citizenry. Through engaging and hands on activities, participants will explore how water has shaped the past and present of Florida, and how our interactions with water today will shape the future of
Participants will interact with expert faculty, staff, and graduate students from the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and local cultural organizations to explore how theoretical ideas and methods from the humanities disciplines (history, classics, archaeology, religion, literature, women’s studies, philosophy, and more) shape our practical experiences of Florida’s waters, and vice versa.
The cost to participate is $350. Limited funding for need-based assistance is available.
Want to know more about this program? Click here for the tenative 2017 Agenda.
Ready to join us for Florida Water Stories? Click here for the 2017 Application.
For more information about Humanities and the Sunshine State: Florida's Water Stories, click here.
Support for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional funding from the Rothman Endowment of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Additional support for this program was provided by the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611