Field Institute in Environmental & Borderlands History

2009 NEH Summer Institute
for University and College Teachers

June 14-July 11




In Tucson, we've arranged for comfortable on campus housing at the University of Arizona for reasonable rates. The single-occupancy rooms in the air-conditioned residence halls are equipped with twin beds, desks, dressers, closets, a small refrigerator, telephone and Ethernet. Each floor wing has common bathroom facilities. The halls provide kitchen and barbeque facilities, lounges, laundry rooms, staff services, and meeting rooms.

Off campus housing is also readily available with four bed-and-breakfasts and two major hotels (Marriott and Sheraton) located within easy walking distance of the University of Arizona. Although a more expensive option, off campus housing offers hotel-style amenities for those participants who prefer them.

The field study accommodations vary in type, but each site offers lodging appropriate for a group of our size. Keep in mind that we will be traveling and staying in rural locations. Check out the photographs of the lodging facilities on the housing links. Most of the accommodations involve shared rooms. We have negotiated reasonable lodging fees that include all meals served in a common location at the ranches and research station.

You’ll find air conditioning and/or refrigerated cooling (known here in the Southwest as swamp cooling) that will make our stays more comfortable at each of our overnight locations, with the significant exception of the Cuenca de los Ojos ranches in Sonora. Hence we will only stay two nights at this location, and have planned our schedule in consideration of the anticipated stress of the heat. (Keep the mantra, it’s a dry heat, in mind!)

Field Study Tour housing details