The 2019-2020 theme for the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities is "Land." The theme suggestion process was open to the entire Brooklyn College community, and LAND was chosen by an interdisciplinary faculty committee.
Land relates directly to issues resonating across contemporary scholarship in literary, historical, sociological, anthropological, archeological, ecological, and other areas of humanistic, social science, and scientific areas of study relevant to many Brooklyn College departments in and beyond the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
We invite students and faculty to engage the idea of land broadly, including nations, indigenous studies, earth and other planets, maps and mapping, digital territories, landscapes, soil, and the verb to land, as in to arrive at a conclusion, as well as other manifestations.
Rosamond S. King, Ph.D.
Director, Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities
For access to any book or articles that we do not have at Brooklyn College, please use Interlibrary loan and CLICS.
Librarian Frans Albarillo prepared this guide in collaboration with the Wolfe Institute. This guide is selective and designed to be a starting point for students, faculty, and staff. Albarillo selected the videos and twitter accounts based on the initial list of books submitted by Professor Joesph Entin and Professor Emily Tumpson-Molina. For those of you who wish a more comprehensive list, Albarillo suggests diving deeper into the bibliographies and references of these books, institutes, and scholars. If you have additional content suggestions, please send him an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).