American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


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November 07, 2019 - June 04


American Indian & Indigenous Studies Seminar Series

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library
Chicago, IL/USA

April 03 - 04

History Graduate Student Association Conference

New Worlds: Histories of Crisis and Encounter

Brown University
Providence, RI/USA

April 04

Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium

Embodiment in the Arts of the Americas

Department of the History of Art, Yale University
New Haven, CT/USA

April 10 - 11

Radical Democracy Conference

Radical Ecologies

The New School for Social Research
New York City, NY/USA

April 13 - 18

Symposium on the American Indian

Visionaries of Indian Country

Northeastern State University, University Center
Tahlequah, OK/USA

April 14 - 16

International Conference

Colors and Cultures—couleurs et cultures

Université de Haute-Alsace & University of Basel
Mulhouse /France & Basel/Switzerland

April 24

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Decolonial Histories: Imperialism, Resistance, and Liberation

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY/USA

April 25

Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium

Keeping Heritage Real: Authenticity in Conservation Practice

Global Centre of Pluralism
Ottawa, ON/Canada

May 01 - 03

European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Conference

20/20 Vision: Citizenship, Space, Renewal

University of Warsaw

May 07 - 08


On the Possibility and the Impossibility of Reparations

Columbia University
New York City, NY/USA

May 07 - 09

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Meeting

Twelfth Annual Meeting

University of Toronto, St. George campus
Toronto/Tkaronto, ON/Canada

May 08

Graduate Student Conference

Early American Republic Seminar Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, NY/USA

May 12 - 13


Sixth Annual Midwestern History Conference

Hauenstein Center
Grand Rapids, MI/USA

May 13 - 15

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies

North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional

University of Helsinki

May 14 - 16

Atlantic Canada Studies Conference

Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries

Hutchinson Center, University of Maine
Belfast, ME/USA

May 14 - 16

Biennial Conference of the ACSI

Borders and Beyond / Les frontières et au-delà

Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland/UK

May 14 - 17

Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History

Maritime Connections: History, Heritage and the Maritime Landscape

Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel
Pensacola, FL/USA

May 15 - 16


In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions

Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

May 15 - 17

Academic Symposium

Dissent In Transatlantic Perspective: Then, Now, and in the Future

Prague Creative Center
Prague/Czech Republic

May 16 - 23

Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting and Symposium at Sea

Florida and The Caribbean: Cultural and Historical Connections

Carnival Cruise Ship Breeze, sailing round trip from Port Canaveral, FL/USA to Amber Cove/Dominican Republic
Port Canaveral, FL/USA

- May 17

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC/USA

May 17 - 20

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

May 17 - 20

American Alliance of Museum (AAM) Meeting

AAM Annual Meeting

Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA/USA

May 18 - 22

European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) Conference

Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales/UK

May 21 - 23


Indigenous Health Conference

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Niagara Falls, ON/Canada

May 22 - 23


Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference

Chaminade University
Honolulu, HI/USA

May 25 - 26


Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, School of English, University of Kent

May 26 - 27

Association Française d'Etudes Américaines (AFEA) / French Association for American Studies Conference


Université de Lille

May 27 - 30

Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference

Communities of Engagement: Contesting Borders, Barriers and Walls in the Era of Climate Crisis

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus Campus
Pyla, Larnaka/Cyprus

May 28 - 29

Interdisciplinary Conference

Civil Society and the Law: Civil Disobedience, Protests and the (Re)writing of Environmental Politics

UNIL - University of Lausanne

May 28 - 31

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

Francophone Borderlands

SUNY Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY/USA

May 30 - June 02

Annual Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société Canadienne d’Anthropologie (CASCA)


Department of Anthropology, Western University
London, ON/Canada

May 30 - June 05

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

Western University, London, ON/Canada

Congress will be online:

June 01 - 03


Canadian Historical Association (CHA) Annual Meeting

Western University
London, ON/Canada

June 04 - 06

Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Race in the Space Between, 1914-1945

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA/USA

June 04 - 06

French Society for English Studies (SAES) Conference


Faculté de Lettres et Langues, University of Tours

June 04 - 06

Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA)

Participation in American Culture and Society

Universität Heidelberg

June 05 - 06

International Workshop

Toward an Understanding of Nonhuman Minds: From Animal to Artificial Agency

University of Zurich

June 06

New England American Studies Association (NEASA) Annual Conference

Patriotism and Protest

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA/USA

June 10 - 12

Interdisciplinary Conference for Scholars & Graduate Students

Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary

Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD/USA

June 12 - 14


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Earlham College
Richmond, IN/USA

June 12 - July 10

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies 2020

University of Vienna & University of Insbruck
Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

June 15 - July 10

Summer Institute

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC/USA

June 17 - 19

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

June 18 - 19

Journal of Southern History (JSH) Manuscript Workshop

Immigration and Migration in the American South

Rice University
Houston, TX/USA

June 18 - 20

Indigenous Studies Conference

Engaging Indigenous Communities: Respect, Reciprocity and Reconciliation

Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick/Canada

June 18 - 20


New Animism: Creativity and Critique

University of Leeds

June 20 - 23

International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival


Asafu Yard, Charles Town

- June 21

Special Exhibition

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA/USA

June 24 - 26

International Conference

Children and Nation: Forcible Child Transfer and the Genocide Convention through Historical and Contemporary Lenses


June 24 - 26

International Conference

The Arts in Society


June 24 - 27

Society of Early Americanists Conference

What Does it Mean to Remember?

University of Exeter & University of Plymouth
Exeter/UK & Plymouth/UK

June 25 - 28

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


June 25 - 29

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) Summer Institute

2020 Abolition Summer Institute

Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY)
New York, NY/USA

June 29 - July 10

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

July 01 - 03

International Conference

9th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

July 01 - 03

International PhD Seminar

American History / American Studies

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS)

July 04 - 18

Summer School

Hands-on Anthropology and Ethnographic Storytelling

Department of Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit

July 06 - 08

Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA) Conference

19th Annual Conference

Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL

July 08 - 10

International Conference

Hertitage 2020

Department of History, European Studies, Archaeology and Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra

July 12 - 17
July 26 - 31

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England

Deerfield, MA/USA

July 21 - 24

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Biennial Conference

New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

August 06 - 08

Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

The Past is Always Present

Portland State University
Portland, OR/USA

August 20 - 22

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning (LPP) Conference

LPP 2020 Conference

Faculty of Education, McGill University

August 20 - 22


20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Canada

August 26 - 28


Four Nations Commemoration, 1620-2020: The Pilgrims and the Politics of Memory

Leiden University

August 27 - 28

Online Symposium Organized and Hosted by the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM), International Council of Museums – U.S. (ICOM-U.S.), the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts


Fall 2020

Joint Symposium & Workshop

Campuses and Colonialism

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
Ranchos de Taos, NM/USA
Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC/USA

September 03 - 05

International Conference of the International Association for Alpine History (IAAH)

Mountain „global“: a Comparing Story of the Natural Science in the Mountains, 16.-19. Century

University of Lausanne

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

June 28 - September 20

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, OK/USA

September 10 - 11

International Conference

Conference on Environment and Identity in the Americas

University of Essex

September 11 - 12

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Seminar

Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
Winston-Salem, NC/USA

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

University of Klagenfurt

September 18 - 19


12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA/USA

September 24 - 26

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Conference

Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA/USA

September 24 - 26

American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR) Conference

Truths, Facts, Fictions and Falsehood in American Studies

UiT – Arctic University of Norway

September 25 - 27


Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY/USA

September 28 - October 01

International Conference

Vienna Anthropology Days

New Institute Building (NIG)

October 01 - 02

International Conference

Environmental Crimes Conference

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands/UK

October 01 - 03

Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS)

Walls, Bridges, and Borders in the Americas

Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX/USA

October 01 - 03

International Conference

Gulf South History & Humanities Conference

The Hotel Bentley
Alexandria, LA/USA

October 02 - 04

Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) Conference

Indigenous Studies Area

Westin Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN/USA

- October 04

Special Exhibition

Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art

Wheelwright Museum
Santa Fe, NM/USA

October 05 - 08


UArctic Congress 2020

University of Iceland

October 08 - 10


The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) Sixth Biennial Symposium

Washington, DC/USA

October 09 - 11

BrANCH Conference

Annual Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) Conference

Madingley Hall

October 12 - 14

International Conference

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA/USA

October 14 - 16

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

Transforming Collecting Policies in Museums: the Need for Leadership and Societal Responsibility

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

October 14 - 17

Annual Western History Association (WHA) Conference

Migrations, Meeting Grounds, and Memory

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque & Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM/USA

October 16 - 27

Conrad E. Wright Research Conference

“Shall Not Be Denied”: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA/USA

October 24

New Netherland Institute (NNI) Conference

Race and Slavery in North America's Dutch Communities

African Burial Ground National Monument
New York City, NY/USA

October 26 - 27

International American Studies Conference of the American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)

Movement and Mobility in America

Department of Foreign Language Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University

November 02 - 06

World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education (WIPCE)

Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices - Our Futures

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia/Australia

November 03 - 06

Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASCLE)

Transcreations - Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts

University of Granada

November 04 - 08

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Meeting

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA

November 05 - 07


Association for Ethnic Studies Conference

Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH/USA

November 11 - 13

International Workshop

Colonial Paradigms of Violence: Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing

Center for Holocaust Studies, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)

November 12 - 13

Canadian Business History Association/l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) Meeting

CBHA/ACHA Annual Meeting

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB/Canada

November 12 - 15

Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting

New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Cultural Crossroads

Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans
New Orleans, LA/USA

November 12 - 15

International Conference

Circus and its Others 2020

University of California
Davis, CA/USA

November 16 - 20

International Conference

Visual Depictions of the American West - How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us

University Ca' Foscari of Venice
Venezia, VE/Italy

November 18 - 22

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting

Truth and Responsibility

Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
St. Louis, MO/USA

November 19 - 20

International Conference

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

November 19 - 22

Southern Historical Association Meeting

Annual Meeting

Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Memphis, TN/USA

November 24 - 27

European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL) Conference

Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts

University of Torino

November 27 - 28

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen/Switzerland

November 27 - 29

41st American Indian Workshop

Indigenous Shapes of Water & Current Research

Department of Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

November 30 - December 02

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) Conference

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museum

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC/USA

November 30 - December 03

Island Dynamics Conference



December 08 - 12

Conference of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA)

Colonisations, revolutions, and reinventions in early America and the Atlantic World 1600-1848

University of Poitiers


January 04 - 07

American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting

135th Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA/USA

February 04 - 07

Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture

Religion and Environment: Relations and Relationality

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ/USA

March 03 - 07

Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference

The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America

Emory Conference Center & Hotel, Emory University
Atlanta, GA/USA

May 29 - June 07

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Relations

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AL/Canada

[June 2020]

42nd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]

Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus


[exact date tba]

Film Festival

Indianer Inuit: The North American Film Festival


[Date to be announced]

43rd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]


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