American Indian Studies Seminar Series

Karl Bodmer. Earth Lodge Village Scene. c.1833-43.
Karl Bodmer. Earth Lodge Village Scene. c.1833-43. Vault Oversize Ayer Art Bodmer.

The D’Arcy McNickle Center launched the Seminar Series in American Indian Studies in the fall 2008. The seminars feature scholarly discussion of papers based on work in progress. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are encouraged to attend and to circulate news of this forum to colleagues.

Call for Papers: AIS Seminar Series 2014-2015

The seminar is open to submissions from graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty in the early writing stages who wish to present their work are encouraged to apply. To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief C.V. via email to: Please send all materials as one PDF attachment. The deadline to submit proposals for the 2014-15 academic year is June 19, 2014.

Registration Information

Seminar sessions are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois. We will pre-circulate papers to those planning to attend. If you cannot attend and want to read a paper, please contact the author directly. To receive a copy of a paper, email or call (312) 255-3564. Papers are available for request two weeks prior to the seminar date. Please include your email address in all correspondence.

The seminar format assumes that participants have read the essays in advance, and that those requesting the paper will attend. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend. We encourage faculty members to invite their graduate students to attend.

Past American Indian Studies Seminars