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D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Programs

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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.

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 NCAIS Spring Workshop in Research Methods, the NCAIS Graduate Student Conference, and the NCAIS Summer Institute. The center also sponsors the Native American and Indigenous Studies Working Group, which gathers scholars in the library to discuss papers based on work in progress.

The center also hosts frequent public programs highlighting Indigenous history and contemporary topics. You can listen to recordings of past programs here.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, May 13, 2021Friday, May 14, 2021
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Mexico, this symposium will explore how modern audiences can recover premodern Indigenous American voices and perspectives obscured by European colonization. A diverse group of researchers in art history, history, cartography, literature, and beyond will present items from the rich collection of colonial materials in the Edward E.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021
NCAIS Summer Institute
Collaborations and Contestations: Past, Present, and Future Transformations in Indigenous Material Culture, Art, and Performance
This institute explores how Indigenous people, communities, and nations have navigated collaborations and contestations over Indigenous cultural objects, art, and performance, both historically and into the present and future. What happens when Native heritage objects, stories, forms of knowledge, and expression move through time and space, often well beyond their communities of origin?