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From Metacom to Tecumseh

Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America
Monday, June 14, 2010Friday, July 9, 2010


Center for American Indian Studies Programs
NEH Summer Programs - McNickle

NEH Summer Institute for College & University Teachers

The Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History invites college and university teachers nationwide to apply for its 2010 NEH summer institute, “From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America.” This 4-week institute will examine the complex and shifting alliances between various Indian nations of North America and European colonists competing for land and political ascendancy in regions east of the Mississippi between the years 1675 and 1815. The institute led by Scott Manning Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk), Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center, will feature four guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in cartography and American Indian materials in the Ayer Collection.  The institute will comprise of lectures, discussions, museum visits, and opportunities for primary research in the library’s rich humanities archive.  The 25 participants will be drawn from across academic disciplines and institutions and encouraged to share their expertise and approaches to pedagogy. We will reserve space for 3 advanced graduate students.

Applications are encouraged from teachers of a broad range of disciplines. Full-time college and university teachers working in public, private, and religiously-affiliated institutions in the United States or its territorial possessions are eligible; see the application guidelines for complete eligibility criteria. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,300 to help defray travel and housing expenses.

Guest Instructors

June 14-18, 2010
Prof. Jenny Hale Pulsipher, is an associate professor in the History Department at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on Indians and Europeans in early America. Prof. Pulsipher wrote a book titled “Subject unto the Same King”: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New Englandwhich was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in the spring of 2005 and was released in paperback in November 2006.

June 21-25, 2010
Prof. Stephanie Pratt
(Dakota) is a Reader in Art History in the School of Humanities at University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. Prof. Pratt is an American Indian art historian of the Crow Creek Dakota tribe. Her research about the visual representation of American Indian peoples, mainly in European and British art has resulted in several journal articles and books including American Indians in British Art, 1700-1840 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2005).

June 28-July 2, 2010
Prof. Jon Parmenter
  is an associate professor at Cornell University. Prof. Parmenter has written articles, book chapters, and a book titled The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 (under contract with Michigan State University Press, 2009).

July 5-9, 2010
Prof. Greg Dowd
directs the Program in American Culture at University of Michigan. His scholarly interests include the study of rumor and the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. He wrote books titled A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992) and War under Heaven: Pontiac, The Indian Nations, and the British Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).


Application Instructions
Completed applications should be submitted to the project director and should be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on April 1, 2010, and they will have until April 10 to accept or decline the offer.  Applicants who will not be home during the notification period are advised to provide an address and phone number where they can be reached.  No information on the status of applications will be available prior to the official notification period.

Applicants are asked to complete the APPLICATION COVER SHEET online at the NEH’s website. Please mail hard copies of all other required materials (three copies each of the cover sheet, a résumé, and an application essay, along with two letters of recommendation) to the D’Arcy McNickle Center.

Before you apply, we encourage you to read a complete SEMINAR DESCRIPTION (Letter from the Director), a tentative SYLLABUS, and the NEH’s APPLICATION GUIDELINES (or dowload the instructions in PDF format.). Applicants are responsible for reading the seminar description and the application guidelines prior to submitting an application.

To request that the seminar description and application guidelines and materials be sent to you, contact:
The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies
The Newberry Library
60 W Walton St Chicago, IL 60610