The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies draws on the Newberry’s remarkable collections in American Indian and indigenous studies and the resources of the center to support its mission and offer programs to scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in the field. The center sponsors the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, which gathers scholars in the library to discuss papers based on work in progress.
In June 2008, the Newberry inaugurated the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. The consortium offers an annual workshop, summer institute, conference, as well as fellowships to graduate students and faculty at member institutions. Learn more about the American Indian Studies Seminar Series, the NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods, the NCAIS Graduate Student Conference, and the NCAIS Summer Institute.
The D’Arcy McNickle Center frequently hosts summer institutes exploring topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these institutes feature guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in American Indian materials in several collections, including visual arts and cartography. Learn more about the NEH Summer Programs.
Dr. Ned Blackhawk, an award-winning scholar and Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, will be delivering the first of a new series of public lectures at the Newberry Library by distinguished scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.
Join us for a celebration of American Indian and Indigenous dance in honor of National Native American Heritage Month. Performances will feature Chicago-based Indigenous dance and music groups, including the Black Hawk Performance Company, Ke Kula Kupa`a O ka Pakipika traditional chanting and Hula, and Nuahalli Aztec Dancers.