American Indian and Indigenous Studies Seminar Series | Newberry

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Seminar Series

Chris Pappan presenting in November 2018

The D’Arcy McNickle Center launched the Seminar Series in American Indian and Indigenous 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.

Registration Information

Seminar sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 - 5 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 Papers are available for request two weeks prior to the seminar date.

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 McNickle Seminars

2019-2020 Seminar Schedule

Thursday, April 2, 2020
McNickle Seminar Series
The Newberry has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To enable visitors to practice social distancing now recommended by both the Center for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health, we have decided to postpone this program.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
McNickle Seminar Series
The dry, sunny landscape of the Southwest attracted a variety of settlers. One relative large subset were sick with tuberculosis. Larkin-Gilmore traces white, tuberculous health seekers who took jobs with the Indian Service in the early twentieth century in order to move to more salubrious climates, like the Southwest.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
McNickle Seminar Series
This is the third chapter of my manuscript in-progress: A Tale of Two Brothers: A Creek Indian Family’s Odyssey in Early America.