Join us for a conversation between two emerging leaders in the field of Native American and Indigenous studies.Christine DeLucia and Holly Guise will discuss the ways in which scholars have approached the field, new trends developing in the 21st century, and the changing role places like the Newberry Library and the American Philosophical Society play in research. Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia and a scholar of early American history, will moderate the conversation.
Christine DeLucia is an historian at Mount Holyoke College, and will be joining the History faculty at Williams College in 2019 .DeLucia approaches early American and indigenous histories in an interdisciplinary manner. Besides working extensively in regional and local archives, she also draws upon material and visual culture—such as paintings, household objects, and family heirlooms—archaeological sources, ethnography and oral history, and the land itself. Through her research and teaching she aims to build stronger understandings of Indigenous peoples--past and present--and the complex relationships they have developed with place, heritage, and colonization.
Holly Guise obtained her PhD in History from Yale University. Her dissertation and future manuscript, “World War II and the First Peoples of the Last Frontier: Alaska Native Voices, Indigenous Equilibrium Theory, and Wartime Alaska, 1942-1945” focuses on gender, internment, Native activism, and Indigenous military service during the war. Her research methods bridge together archives, tribal archives, community-based research, and oral histories with Alaska Native elders and veterans. She has accepted the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Irvine before she heads to the University of New Mexico as an Assistant Professor.
Cosponsored by the Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the American Philosophical Society.