Pavel Cenkl

Pavel Cenkl is a consultant for the Museum of the White Mountains on its opening exhibition, Passing Through:  The Allure of the White Mountains.

Pavel Cenkl is a Dean of the College and Professor of Environmental Humanities and Regional Studies at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. He is the author of This Vast Book of Nature: Reading the Landscape of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, 1785-1911 (Iowa, 2006) and editor of Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest: Region, Heritage, and Environment in the Rural Northeast (Iowa, 2010). Pavel is most interested in, on one hand, how literature has and continues to shape place, and, on the other, how ecosystems, topography, and bioregions can have profound and lasting effects on cultural identity. Pavel is grateful to be able to share his passion for place by teaching courses in areas including Literature of the Northeast and The Politics of Place and Identity to Adventure Literature to field courses in Iceland and Rock and Ice Climbing throughout the White Mountains.