American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


Cancellation of these events, or switch to virtual events, possible due to Corona Pandemic. Please check webpages!

September 24 - November 12




Humanities Center, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX/USA

October 03 - November 22


Indigenous History Conference - A Plymouth 400 Signature Event

Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA/USA

October 12 - November 15

Digital Film Festival

Native Spirit Festival


October 26 - 28


Annual Repatriation Conference

Growing Community & Moving Forward after 30 Years of NAGPRA

ALL VIRTUAL Community Conference

November 01 - 15

Film Festival

25th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards

Los Angeles, CA/USA

November 01 - February 28, 2021

Special Exhibition

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art

Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT/USA

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) Virtual Workshop

Virtual Event Workshops & Graduate Student Digital Ethnohistory Projects


November 05


Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Online Presentations



Louisiana Historical Association (LHA)
Baton Rouge, LA/USA

November 05 - 06


Exclude to Include. Global Perspectives on Boarding Schools, their Participants and Processes during the 19th and 20th Centuries

University of Münster

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

Interdisciplinary Conference

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

UNIL - University of Lausanne

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 13



Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives and Museums

Hosted by: Field Museum, the Newberry & Northwestern University
Chicago & Evanston, IL/USA

November 13 - 14


Society for the History of Discoveries Conference

New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Cultural Crossroads

organized by: Society for the History of Discoveries
New Hope, MN/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 20


History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference

Challenging Dominant Historical Narratives

California State University
Long Beach, CA/USA

November, 24 - 28


41st American Indian Workshop

Indigenous Shapes of Water & Current Research

Department of Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

November 24 - 27

European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL) Conference

Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts

University of Torino

August 10 - November 27

Special Exhibition by Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY/USA

Native Reflections: Visual Art by American Indians of Kentucky

Various locations in Kentucky

November 27


Open Art Histories Workshop

“Land is Our First Teacher”: Teaching Indigenous Art Studio & Art History Online

Department of Art, University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB/Canada

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 30 - December 03

Island Dynamics Conference



December 08 - 12


International PhD Webinar

American History / American Studies

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS)

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

December 09 - 12

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies

North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional

University of Helsinki


February 25


Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Online Presentations



Louisiana Historical Association (LHA)
Baton Rouge, LA/USA

[Spring 2021]


Washington Early American Seminar

University of Maryland
College Park, MD/USA

[Spring 2021]


Ecological Spiritualities

Program for the Evolution of Spirituality, Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA/USA

[postponed to 2021]

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

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

January 04 - 07

American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting

135th Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA/USA

January 28 - 29

International Conference

Global Provenance. Revisiting Appropriated Heritage in the Light of Inclusive Partnerships

Palais de Rumine

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

February 06 - 07


International Conference on Film Studies

(De)Constructing Cinematic Identities

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

February 19 - 21

Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)

Ecologies – Environments – Ethics

Hotel am Badersee

- February 28

Special Exhibition

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art

Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT/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

March 05 - 06


Online Conference

‘Modern’ Women of the Past? Unearthing Gender and Antiquity

Departments of Archaeology and Classics & Ancient History, University of Sidney

March 11 - 13


Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting

Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown Convention Center
Alexandria, LA/USA

March 15 - 17


Nordic Summer University Study Circle Narrative and Violence Symposium

Narrating Violence: Making Race, Making Difference

University of Turku

(hybrid event: online and face-to-face participation, depending on the sanitary situation)

Part 2: March 29 - 31

March 29 - 31


Nordic Summer University Study Circle Narrative and Violence Symposium

Narrating Violence: Making Race, Making Difference

George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention, American University

(hybrid event: online and face-to-face participation, depending on the sanitary situation)

April 09 - 10


Online Conference

26th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA/USA

April 08 - 10

College English Association 52nd Annual Conference


Sheraton Hotel
Birmingham, AL/USA

April 12 - 17

Symposium on the American Indian

Visionaries of Indian Country

Northeastern State University, University Center
Tahlequah, OK/USA

April 13 - 15


Colors and Cultures—couleurs et cultures

Université de Haute-Alsace

Universität Basel,

[April 2021]

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

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

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

April 30 - May 01

Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom

Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC/USA

May 11 - 15


Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA) Triennial Conference - Virtual Conference

Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum

University of Guelph
Guelph, ON/Canada

May 29 - June 07

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Relations

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AL/Canada

June 09 - 11

[online partcipation possible]

Hybrid NIAS Conference

Studies of Belonging

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)

[June 2021]

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

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

Reid Hall

[June 2021]


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Earlham College
Richmond, IN/USA

June 14 - 21


Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Virtual Meeting

Indigenous Conversations Across Waters, Lands, Generations, and Imaginations

NAISA Virtual Meeting

June 17 - 20

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


July 05 - 09

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference

Same planet, different worlds: environmental histories imagining anew

University of Bristol

July 12 - 17


42nd American Indian Workshop

The Sovereign Erotic

Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus

August 05 - 07

International Conference

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

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

August 19 - 21


20/21 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Canada

August 29 - September 01

Summer Academy of Atlantic History

Atlantic Worlds between the Global and the National

Kloster Bernried
Lake Starnberg, Bavaria/Germany

September 02 - 04

International Conference

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

University of Klagenfurt

September 17 - 18

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 24 - 26


Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY/USA

[Fall 2021]

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Meeting

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA

[Fall 2021]

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

November 10 - 14

Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE)

Intimacy and Interaction

Durham, NC/USA

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


[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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