Submission Deadline: June 10, 2022

The Indigenous Studies Seminar at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. Inspired by the work of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at the APS, we are particularly interested in work by Indigenous scholars and projects that highlight community- engaged scholarship, use of archival and museum collections in research, teaching, and learning, Indigenous research methodologies, language revitalization, place-based teaching and learning, and related topics.

We welcome proposals from individuals working in a broad range of academic fields and community settings, and are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches. The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars, whether campus- or community-based. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. The seminar meets once a month on Fridays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET from October through May. All meetings in 2022-2023 will be held on Zoom. The seminar strives to create a collegial environment that will bring together interested participants from around the world to support fellow colleagues’ work, share knowledge, and advance scholarship.

To submit a proposal, please email a one-page proposal, a brief statement (2-3 sentences) explaining how this paper relates to your other work, and a brief CV by June 10, 2022 to

To learn more about the series, visit the listing on the APS website.

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) at the APS’s Library & Museum works with Indigenous communities throughout the Americas and with campus- and community-based scholars in many disciplines and traditions. Its goal is to assist people in finding and utilizing the extensive archival collections at the Library and Museum of the APS in innovative ways that honor Indigenous knowledge, cultivate scholarship, and strengthen languages and cultural traditions. The Library & Museum’s collections contain over 1,900 linear feet of unique manuscripts, photographs, and audio recordings relating to the languages, traditions, history, and continuity of more than 650 different cultures throughout the Americas. The Indigenous Subject Guide  provides detailed information for locating materials in these collections.

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