The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library is accepting applications for the:
Summer Institute 2001
"American Indian Societies, Cultures, and Gender in Midwestern and Eastern North America"
Directed by Jean O'Brien
16 July to 10 August 2001
This four-week institute will focus on primary sources and secondary literatures about American Indian societies, cultures, and gender in Midwestern and Eastern North America, from the seventeenth century to the present. The Newberry Library has one of the best collections of materials on American Indians in the world. Institute Director, Jean O'Brien, is chair of American studies and associate professor of history, American studies, and American Indian studies, at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790 (1997). Guest lecturers include Brenda Child, University of Minnesota; Philip Deloria, University of Michigan; Raymond Fogelson, University of Chicago; Barry O'Connell, Amherst College; and A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago.
The institute is designed for teachers from American Indian tribal colleges and Native American studies programs in colleges and universities. Institute participants will engage in intensive discussion of a common set of readings that illuminates the diverse experiences of Native peoples. Participants will also interact with the Director and guest lecturers who specialize in different methodological and thematic approaches: historical, anthropological, and literary. Topics for general institute discussions may include early cultural encounters; Native literature; gender; tribal recognition; and land, resources, and sovereignty struggles. Participants will meet as a group for a half-day, four days a week. They will devote the balance of their time to research in their chosen areas of emphasis, which can be primary research, curriculum development, or bibliography. During the last week and a half of the institute, participants will share their individual projects with the group.
The 15 participants will receive $2,000 each for housing and per diem, up to $1,000 each for travel to and from Newberry Library, and a book and photocopying allowance. Institute sponsors are the Newberry Library, Lannan Foundation, and other donors.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2001
For application forms contact Carolyn Podruchny (McNickle Center Interim Director) or Jonathon Medrano (McNickle Center Research Assistant) via e-mail, phone or mail listed below.
Applications can be downloaded from the Newberry Library's McNickle Center home (http://www. newberry.org).
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