Friday, February 4, 2022Saturday, February 5, 2022

9:15 am to 5:30 pm

Baskes Boardroom, Rettinger Hall and Towner Fellows Lounge

The Newberry Library and the D'Arcy McNickle Center
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
NCAIS Graduate Student Conference

NCAIS Graduate Students will be presenting papers in a number of academic fields related to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. NCAIS Faculty members and other students in the audience help presenters further develop their ideas and arguments through questions and constructive feedback.

Schedule at a Glance:

Thursday, February 3

1 pm – 2 pm CT: NCAIS Liaisons Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, February 4

10 am – 1 pm: Reunion for 2021 Summer Institute Participants

2 pm – 5 pm: Reunion for 2021 Spring Workshop Participants

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CT: Keynote Presentation by Jean O’Brien, co-editor (with Daniel Heath Justice) of the forthcoming volume: Allotment Stories: Indigenous Land Relations Under Settler Siege, in conversation with Rose Miron (Virtual). Register here for the Keynote Address.

Saturday, February 5

8:30 am: Registration Open

9:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Rettinger Hall) Laura McEnaney, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry and Rose Miron, Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry (Rettinger Hall)

9:30 am – 11 am: Concurrent Sessions (Rettinger Hall and Baskes Boardroom)

11 am – 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am – 12:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Rettinger Hall, Baskes Boardroom, and Towner Fellows Lounge)

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch on Your Own

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Rettinger Hall, Baskes Boardroom, and Towner Fellows Lounge)

3:45 pm – 4 pm: Break

4 pm – 5:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Rettinger Hall and Baskes Boardroom)

Sunday February 6

9 am – 11 am: NCAIS Steering Committee Meeting (The McRae Room, the Talbott Hotel)

The full program for the conference is now available here.

Past Graduate Conferences.

Cost and Registration Information 

The NCAIS Graduate Student Conference is only available to graduate students and faculty in NCAIS-affiliated institutions. The conference keynote will be held virtually, while all conference sessions are scheduled to be held in person. Online viewing of conference sessions will not be available. If you live in the Chicago area and would like to attend conference sessions, please register in advance by emailing mcnickle@newberry.org.