The Humanities Institute at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library is a dynamic, new model for innovative research that aims to bridge the divide between the arts and sciences, bringing together scholarship relating to nature, landscape, and the built environment. The purpose of the Institute is to form an intellectual community of students, visiting scholars, and graduate fellows, whose research involve innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to areas of landscape and garden design, urbanism, ecology, art, architecture, and cultural history, and other subjects that form part of the environmental humanities.
The Institute sponsors several scholars in residence programs including a Mellon Fellowship program for emerging pre- and post-doctoral researchers that will make a significant and original contribution to cross-disciplinary studies in the humanities. A Visiting Scholars program will make available several short-term residencies for established scholars seeking to advance their research in these new directions. A Junior Fellows program provides a small stipend to emerging scholars wishing to conduct research during the summer months.
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please enter by the Mosholu Gate if using the Library on a Monday. NYBG grounds are closed to the Public on Mondays; the Library is open. The Library is closed holidays.