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Past NCAIS Summer Institutes

Past Institutes

Monday, July 9, 2018Saturday, July 28, 2018
NCAIS Summer Institute
Museums and Indigeneity
The 2018 Summer Institute will be hosted by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1866, the Peabody is the oldest anthropology museum in the Americas and one of the largest, with approximately one million objects from around the world, 2,500 paintings, some 300,000 photographic images, and extensive archival records.
Monday, July 10, 2017Tuesday, August 8, 2017
NCAIS Summer Institute
The Quest for Sovereignty: Native Nations, U.S. Domestic Dependence, and International Human Rights
This NCAIS institute will examine foundational doctrines of law that have informed the history and contemporary shape of the government-to-government relations between Native Nations and the United States.
Monday, July 11, 2016Saturday, August 6, 2016
NCAIS Summer Institute
Writing Indigenous Histories: Print, Material, and Digital Sites of Memory
This institute will explore Indigenous practices of history, focusing in particular on the ways that Indigenous writers utilize and transform print, material, and digital forms to represent the intricate connections between memory and place.
Monday, July 13, 2015Saturday, August 8, 2015
Property, Citizenship, and the Violence of Settler Colonialism
Profs. Jennifer Nez Denetdale and David Correia, University of New Mexico
Monday, July 7, 2014Friday, August 1, 2014
NCAIS Summer Institute
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.
Monday, July 8, 2013Friday, August 2, 2013
NCAIS Summer Institute
Native American and Indigenous Studies Across Disciplines
This four week summer institute will compare competing narratives as they relate to indigenous studies. How does the historiographic narrative interact and compete with traditional oral narratives for authority within the academy and in our communities? What do we learn by comparing the dynamics of literary narratives with those of traditional folklore?
Monday, July 16, 2012Friday, August 10, 2012
NCAIS Summer Institute
Indigenous and Settler Histories of Place and Power
This month-long seminar for graduate students in Indigenous studies will focus on questions of memory, history, and place-making, and in particular on the ways in which land and power are negotiated through commemorations, monuments, historical narratives, government policies, and other means by both Indigenous and settler peoples.
Monday, July 25, 2011Saturday, August 20, 2011
NCAIS Summer Institute
This co-taught course addresses current trends in the study of Native women by approaching the topic both historiographically and methodologically. First we will become familiar with the usefulness of gender as a category of analysis and how Native women have been situated in the scholarship on women and gender.
Monday, July 26, 2010Friday, August 20, 2010
NCAIS Summer Institute
Teasing Indian Agency, Tribal Voice, and Persistence from the Record Prof. Cary Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of HistoryProf. David Beck, University of Montana, Department of Native American Studies
Monday, July 13, 2009Friday, August 7, 2009
This interdisciplinary seminar will combine secondary readings and primary research with a general focus on the complex ways in which representations have figured in a variety of aspects of Native American Studies from popular imagery to American policy to self-representations.  Students’ work will draw on a wide variety of materials, ranging from literary and historical to anthropological