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D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Programs

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The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies draws on the Newberry’s remarkable collections in American Indian and indigenous studies and the resources of the center to support its mission and offer programs to scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in the field. The center sponsors the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, which gathers scholars in the library to discuss papers based on work in progress.

In June 2008, the Newberry inaugurated the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. The consortium offers an annual workshop, summer institute, conference, as well as fellowships to graduate students and faculty at member institutions. Learn more about the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, the NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods, the NCAIS Graduate Student Conference, and the NCAIS Summer Institute.

The D’Arcy McNickle Center frequently hosts summer institutes exploring topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these institutes feature guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in American Indian materials in several collections, including visual arts and cartography. Learn more about the NEH Summer Programs.

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
This program will highlight American Indian visual culture and the histories of American Indian individuals and families who are artistically represented in museum and library collections, including the Newberry’s renowned Ayer Collection.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Since 2012, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre has produced two performances featuring Native languages in the dialogue: Lear Khehkwaii and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which the fairies speak Gwich’in Athabaskan, and Bottom alternates between English and Gwich’in as the play unfolds.