Joy W. Ackerman, PhD

Core Faculty, Director of Self-Designed Studies Concentration
Department of Environmental Studies

Current Activities

Ritual Movement and Sacred Space: The Labyrinths of Grace Cathedral. A field trip conducted for the AAG annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 2007.

Different Drums: Poetics, Politics and Pilgrimage at Walden. Presentation in a session on The Geographies of Religious Non-Conformity, AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, March 11-17, 2006.

Walden Pilgrimage: Exploring Sacred Geography. Presentation and discussion at The Fells. Tuesday July 19, 2005 at 4:00 pm.

Journey, Ritual and Stillness: The Role of Place in the Pilgrim Experience. AAG Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. April, 2005.

“Mapping Sense of Place;” a workshop in the ‘Seasons of Walden’ series co-sponsored by Mass. DCR and the Thoreau Society, November 20, 2004 at Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord, MA.

Interview on Walden to air September 24, 2004

Reader and Presenter at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering; July 8-12, 2004.

“A Place of Pilgrimage: Alternative Geographies of Walden.” Public lecture at the Concord Museum, Concord, MA. June 22, 2004

“Putting Ourselves in Place;” presentation at the ASEH Annual Meeting, Victoria, B.C. April 2004

“Holy Ground or Play Ground? Reading the Signs at Walden Pond;” presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. March 2004