Faculty Members–Call for Spring Methods Wkshp or Summer Institute Proposals

UNM Faculty members, are you interested in leading either a spring workshop or summer institute for 2014-15? These are both usually co-taught either with a faculty member at another consortium or with a colleague from UNM. The proposals will be due in August (more details to follow), in the meantime, please look over the past workshops and institutes as well as who your NCAIS faculty colleagues at other member institutions might be at the NCAIS homepage: http://www.newberry.org/newberry-consortium-american-indian-studies. A brief explanation of the programs follows here.

The spring methodology workshops can take place at the Newberry Library or at the member institution. For example, last year’s explored UNLV’s archives on Native gaming and a previous workshop was held at Harvard’s Peabody Museum. Perhaps it is time for one at the CSWR or the Maxwell Museum. What about a workshop on Indian Law or Art in the SW? For past workshops, see http://www.newberry.org/past-ncais-workshops

The 4-week institutes have traditionally been held at the Newberry during the summer and are generally structured as seminars with shared readings and usually time for working on research projects. The topics have ranged from this year’s “Recording the Native Americas: Indigenous Speech, Representation, and the Politics of Writing” to “Indigenous and Settler Histories of Place and Power.” Here is a link to past institutes: http://www.newberry.org/past-ncais-summer-institutes

Three of your colleagues, have taught in the NCAIS programs. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions:
Spring Workshop & Summer Institute: Dr. Erin Debenport (Anthro) current UNM/NCAIS liaison erindeb@unm.edu
Summer institute:
Dr. Jennifer Denetdale (Am. Studies) jdenet@unm.edu
Dr. Cathleen Cahill (History) cdcahill@unm.edu