American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


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

- April 07


Webinar Series

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black and Indigenous Futures in Archaeology

Organized by: Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and SAPIENS

February 21 - May


Film Festival

Mother Tongue Film Festival

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC/USA

February 27



Art of Storytelling: Featuring Kevin Noble Maillard (Mekusukey Band of the Seminole Nation)

Organized by: American Indian Museum, Washington, DC/USA

- February 28

Special Exhibition

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

Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT/USA

- February 28

Special Exhibition

We Are Still Here and This is Our Story (Contemporary art, beadwork, and fashion design)

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, Jessie Wilber Galleriey
Bozeman, MT/USA

March 01

[online via Zoom]


On Relationships: Indigenous Curatorial Practice

Organized by: Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON/Canada

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 04 - 14


Film Festival


The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University (in partnership with Native Spirit Foundation)

March 05 - 06


Online Conference

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

Organized by: Departments of Archaeology and Classics & Ancient History, University of Sidney, Sidney/Australia

March 06


Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA) Conference

22nd Annual Conference

organized by: Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA)

March 11 - 13


Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting

Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown Convention Center
Alexandria, LA/USA

March 12


4th Annual Graduate Workshop

New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands

Organized by: Department of History, University of California, Riverside, CA/USA

March 15 - 17


Nordic Summer University Study Circle Narrative and Violence Symposium

Narrating Violence: Making Race, Making Difference

Organized by: University of Turku, Turku/Finland

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

Part 2: March 29 - 31

March 19 - 20


Virtual Conference

Gendered Charismas: Historical and Transnational Perspectives

Organized by: Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg/Germany

March 24 - 25



Organized by: Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS)

March 25


Virtual Lunch Series

The white nationalist basis of the Second Amendment

Organized by: American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA/USA

March 26 - 27


Virtual Conference

North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting

Supported by: Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC/USA

March 29 - 31


Nordic Summer University Study Circle Narrative and Violence Symposium

Narrating Violence: Making Race, Making Difference

Organized by: George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention, American University, Paris/France

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

April 06 - 08


Conference of The Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies and the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion

Animals and Religion

Organizers: Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies (YKES) & Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (SUS)

April 06 - 09


Inward Outward Symposium

Emotion in the Archive

Organized by: Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) & Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) & Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen's Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC), Leiden & Amsterdam & Rotterdam/Netherlands

April 06 - 11


British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Digital Conference Conference

66th Annual Convention

Organized by: British Association for American Studies (BAAS)

April 07 - 10


Ecological Spiritualities

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

April 08 - 10

College English Association 52nd Annual Conference


Sheraton Hotel
Birmingham, AL/USA

April 08 - 11



American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

Undergraduate Seminar: Thinking Race in a Comparative Perspective

Organized by: American Comparative Literature Association

April 09 - 10


Online Conference

26th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference

Organized by: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA/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 14 - 15


Virtual Conference

Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century

Organized by: New Polis & Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, Whitestone Foundation

April 15 - 18


Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting and Concurrent Virtual Conference

Pathways to Democracy

Organized by: Organization of American Historians (OAH), Bloomington, IN/USA

[April 2021]

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

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

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

April 22


Virtual Lunch Series

Cherokee education in the wake of pandemic

Organized by: American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA/USA

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

Organized by: University of Guelph, Guelph, ON/Canada

May 12 - 15


Canadian Anthropology Society / La Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie (CASCA) - Virtual Conference

Engagements and Entanglements / Engagements et Enchevêtrements

Organized by: University of Guelph, Guelph, ON/Canada

May 14 - 15


Online Symposium

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

Organized by: Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Coventry/UK

May 21


Virtual Symposium

Estuaries and the Anthropocene

Organized by: Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX/USA

May 26 - 27


Annual Midwestern History Conference

The Midwest at the Intersection of Past and Present

Organized by: Midwestern History Association & Hauenstein Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI/USA

May 29 - June 07

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Relations

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AL/Canada

June 01


UCL Americas Research Network Conference

Histories of Inequality

Organized by: University College London (UCL), London/UK

June 07 - 11


Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) Virtual Conference

HOTCUS Annual Conference

Organized by: Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS), Southampton/UK

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 10 - 11


International PhD Seminar

American History & American Studies

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS)

June 14 - 21


Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Virtual Meeting

Indigenous Conversations Across Waters, Lands, Generations, and Imaginations

Organized by: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

June 15 - 17


Online Conference

Lonely are the Brave: The Western and Post-war America

Organized by: University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk/UK

June 17 - 20

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


July 05 - 07

[online and on site]

Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA) Conference

19th Annual TSA Conference

Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL

July 05 - 09

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference

Same planet, different worlds: environmental histories imagining anew

University of Bristol

July 08 - 10

Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH)

Maritime Connections: History, Heritage and the Maritime Landscape

Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel
Pensacola, FL/USA

July 12 - 17


The Sovereign Erotic

Organized by: Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus, Nicosia/Cyprus

July 26 - August 06

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

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

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 11 - 13

Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS) Conference

"From far and wide": Cultures, memories and identities in Canada

Canadian Studies Centre, University of Aarhus

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

September 27 - 30


German Athropological Association (GAA) Conference

Worlds. Zones. Atmospheres. Seismographies of the Anthropocene

Organized by: University of Bremen, Bremen/Germany

[Fall 2021]


Seminar Series

The New Museum Paradigm

Organized by: Postcolonial Heritage Research Group (PHRG) & School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex, Brighton/UK

[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

October 07 - 09


39th Annual Gulf South History & Humanities Conference

The Natchez Grand Hotel
Natchez, MS/USA

October 21 - 22

International Conference

The Meanings of Independence

David Center for the American Revolution, American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA/USA

October 22 - 23


Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS)

Annual Meeting

Organized by: Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS)

November 05 - 06

Association for Ethnic Studies (ASE)Conference

Bowling Green State University ASE Conference

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

November 09 - 13


International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Virtual Congress

Heritages, Global Interconnections in a Possible World

Organized by: International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

November 10 - 14

Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE)

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA

November 11 - 14

North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)

Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA/USA

November 12 - 14

International Conference

Reconciling Multiculturalism in Today’s Canada: The year 2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Canada’s policy of multiculturalism

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB/Canada

November 29 - December 01

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

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museum

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC/USA


January 28-31

Graz/Puerto Rico International Conference on Human Rights from an Inter-American Perspective

Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas

University of Graz

[exact date tba]

Film Festival

Indianer Inuit: The North American Film Festival


March 31 - April 03


Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting and Concurrent Virtual Conference

Indigenous/American Pasts and Futures

Organized by: Organization of American Historians (OAH), Bloomington, IN/USA

July 14 -16

Conference & Workshop

Underrepresented Voices of the American Revolution

Massachusetts Historical Society & Suffolk University
Boston, MA/USA

[Date to be announced]

43rd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]


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