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Past NCAIS Workshops

Past Workshops

Thursday, March 21, 2019Saturday, March 23, 2019
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
This workshop will examine the historical relationships between imperial, national, and Indigenous borderlands, focusing on the archival holding at UNM’s Center for Southwest Research. We will discuss the impact of empires, settler states, and their borders on Indigenous communities, while also asking how we can think about borderlands from Indigenous perspectives.
Thursday, March 8, 2018Saturday, March 10, 2018
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Archives by way of Museums: Material Culture and the Writing of Indigenous History
This workshop is a joint venture between the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI-Smithsonian) and the Newberry Library. Both institutions are invaluable to scholars. The Newberry Library is home to an unparalleled collection of books, maps, and documents, and the NMAI is home to a similarly significant collection of material culture that amounts to over 800,000 catalog entries.
Thursday, March 9, 2017Saturday, March 11, 2017
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Indigenous Languages and Literatures in the Colonial Archive
This workshop will explore indigenous language and literacy resources in the collections of Amherst College. Traditionally the purview of historians, archives are now drawing researchers from a range of disciplines including literary scholars, linguists, art historians, along with tribal communities searching for language records as part of revitalization programs.
Thursday, March 10, 2016Saturday, March 12, 2016
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
“The Textual Continuum”: Media and Method in Native Archives
This workshop will explore Newberry Library’s unsurpassed collection of Native American print and visual materials to offer students hands-on implementation of the newest interpretive methodologies in Indigenous media studies.
Thursday, March 26, 2015Saturday, March 28, 2015
Indigeneities and Modernities in the Archives
Led by Profs. Mary Jane McCallum, University of Winnipeg and Adele Perry, University of Manitoba
Wednesday, March 19, 2014Friday, March 21, 2014
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Indian Gaming in the Archives
This research workshop will examine Indian gaming in the context of gambling’s deep and global history. The workshop will be hosted by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’ Special Collections and the Center of Gaming Research.
Thursday, March 21, 2013Saturday, March 23, 2013
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Research, Theory, and Methods
This seminar will introduce students to the ways in which oral histories have informed Indigenous Studies, its theorizing and practice. We will examine selected events or topics in Native histories and cultures and examine how oral tradition has made significant contributions and interventions in Native Studies.
Thursday, March 22, 2012Saturday, March 24, 2012
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Castle McLaughlin, PhD, Associate Curator of North American Ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and EthnographyScott Manning Stevens, PhD, Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Thursday, March 10, 2011Saturday, March 12, 2011
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
Professor Robert Dale Parker, University of Illinois
Thursday, March 18, 2010Saturday, March 20, 2010
NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods
This interdisciplinary workshop engages this central issue in American Indian Studies by confronting head-on one of the key instruments employed in the colonization of indigenous homelands: maps.  While acknowledging that maps embody the values and goals of their makers, the workshop aims nevertheless to assess their potential, and the potential of spatially-oriented inquiry more generally