Programs and Events | Newberry

Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 02/21/2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
This presentation, a dissertation chapter-in-progress, compares Hopi ideas about preservation with reigning best practices in language revitalization initiatives and archival practice.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Free to attend with advance registration
#stillhere, Directed by Desmond Hessing (Oklahoma Choctaw) Short Video Art piece which challenges traditional representations of Indigenous people as being trapped in the past. Run time: 1 minute 20 seconds
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Christine Delucia and Holly Miowak Guise
Free and Open to the Public. Registration required.
Join us for a conversation between two emerging leaders in the field of Native American and Indigenous studies.
Thursday, March 21, 2019Saturday, March 23, 2019
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, April 4, 2019
After a decade marked by the 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee and the creation of the International Indian Treaty Council, U.S.-based Indigenous activists 1980s found themselves in a difficult position.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Free to attend with advance registration
Our Sisters in Spirit, Directed by Nick Printup (Onondaga & Algonquin) Our Sisters in Spirit explores the question of calling a national public inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women & girls in Canada or whether there may be a better approach. Run time: 35 minutes
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Colonial History Lecture Series: Alan Shaw Taylor
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
By examining a map made by natives of the Carolina backcountry in 1721, this presentation reveals efforts to understand and adapt to colonial trade and settlement.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Among the vast assortment of objects preserved at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology rests a collection of medicinal plant samples acquired by early twentieth-century anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Native American women from the American Southwest have always used basket weaving to maintain relationships with nature, their spirituality, tribal histories, sovereignty, and their ancestors.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Free to attend with advance registration
Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, Directed by Cody Lucich “Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee, thousands of activists, environmentalists, and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline, in a standoff between Big Oil and a new generation of native warriors.”