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

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/chronicle/3730970/detail.html

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