Event—Scholarly Seminars

2019 NCAIS Summer Institute


This seminar examines Native American and Indigenous language endangerment and revitalization. Drawing on the Edward E. Ayer North and Middle American Indian Linguistics collection, the seminar will consider:

- the print history of Indigenous languages archival materials in language reclamation and maintenance
- the relationship of language to political and cultural revitalization

- endangerment & language realities
- narration & performance
- contemporary creative works
- kinship, gender, & sexuality
- land-based initiatives and environmental agency
- digital domains, media, & technology

Profs. Margaret Noodin and Jenny Davis will lead discussion of readings in the field. Time will be reserved for independent archival research.