NCAIS Summer Institute

2012 NCAIS Summer Institute Participants
2012 NCAIS Summer Institute Participants

The institute brings together an instructor (or instructors) from the consortium faculty and one graduate student from each member institution to the Newberry for an intensive four-week institute focused on interdisciplinary themes central to American Indian Studies. The selection process of each member institution’s participant is according to the individual program needs and existing protocols of the member institution. Students apply directly to their NCAIS Faculty Liaison.

To Apply

Each NCAIS institution is entitled to one slot to the summer institute. The selection process of each member institution’s NCAIS Summer Institute participant is according to the individual program needs and existing protocols of the member institution. Housing will be provided for free and a maximum of $500 travel expenses will be reimbursed to all participants. Students should apply directly to their NCAIS Faculty Liaison by April 4, 2014.

For a list of NCAIS Summer Institute research abstracts and titles from previous years, see the following:

2009 NCAIS Research Abstracts
2010 NCAIS Research Titles
2011 NCAIS Research Abstracts
2012 NCAIS Research Abstracts

Past Summer Institutes

Upcoming Summer Institute

Monday, July 7, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014
NCAIS Summer Institute
Recording the Native Americas : Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing

Departing from typical constructions of systems of communication and the notions of “literacy” at large, this seminar examines the relationship between Indigenous languages of the Americas and the politics of their writing before and after the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.