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Boise State historian receives national award for land conservation research

Emily Wakild, History, studio portraitEmily Wakild, associate professor in the Department of History at Boise State University, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to finish writing a book about how the development of natural field sciences led to the establishment, maintenance and promotion of national parks in Patagonia and the Amazon region. Her project is titled A History of Scientific Land Conservation in Patagonia and Amazonia 1880s-Present.

The NEH presented awards to just 7 percent of applicants. Wakild is the only recipient this year from Idaho. She plans to use the $50,400 award during the 2016-2017 academic year.

 

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