American Indian Studies Seminar Series | Newberry

American Indian Studies Seminar Series

Black Horse Ledger. ca. 1877-79. Edward E. Ayer Art Collection Oversize Ayer MS 3227.

Black Horse Ledger. ca. 1877-79. Edward E. Ayer Art Collection Oversize Ayer MS 3227.

The D’Arcy McNickle Center launched the Seminar Series in American Indian Studies in the fall 2008. The seminars feature scholarly discussion of papers based on work in progress. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are encouraged to attend and to circulate news of this forum to colleagues.

AIS Seminar Schedule 2015-16

February 3, 2016

Identity-in-Development in Urban American Indian Education: Title VII Programs as Cultural Catalysts

Andrea Jenkins, University of Chicago

February 17, 2016

Sounding ‘the Indian’s share’ in Tsianina’s Where Trails Have Led Me

Kathleen Washburn, University of New Mexico

March 2, 2016

Varieties of Geographical Reasoning in Indigenous North American Cartography

Peter Nekola, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library

March 16, 2016

Native Fiddling and Jigging as Exhibits and Exhibition

Sarah Quick, Cottey College

April 13, 2016

An Archival Ethnography of Sapir’s “Nootka” (Nuu-chah-nulth) Texts, Correspondence, and

Fieldwork through the Douglas Thomas Drawings

Denise Green, Cornell University

April 27, 2016

War Club, Gunpowder Ink, Archive: A Media History of Logan’s ‘Other’ Message to Colonial Virginia

Mark Mattes, University of Louisville

May 11, 2016

The Western Great Lakes as Native Borderlands: Power and Kinship at the 1825 Prairie du Chien Treaty Council

Jacob Jurss, Michigan State University

May 25, 2016

Cherokee Cartographic Identity from the late Sixteenth to early Seventeenth Century

Tyler Howe and Kathryn Sampeck, University of Tennessee and Illinois State University

Registration Information

Seminar sessions are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois. We will pre-circulate papers to those planning to attend. If you cannot attend and want to read a paper, please contact the author directly. To receive a copy of a paper, email mcnickle@newberry.org or call (312) 255-3552. Papers are available for request two weeks prior to the seminar date. Please include your email address in all correspondence.

The seminar format assumes that participants have read the essays in advance, and that those requesting the paper will attend. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend. We encourage faculty members to invite their graduate students to attend.

Past American Indian Studies Seminars