The Carolina Seminar on American Indian and Indigenous Studies fosters an important hub for interdisciplinary conversations in Indigenous Studies in the Research Triangle. It meets monthly on campus of UNC Chapel Hill during the academic year from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The typical presentation lasts 20-25 minutes and is followed by discussion.
This year the seminar is open to any student, staff, or faculty member of any university or college in the triangle area to participate. This interdisciplinary group meets seven times a year.
Please mark your calendars for the Fall and Spring Meetings:
5:00p.m. – 5:30p.m. Reception
5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Presentations
Location: Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall, 2nd Floor
September 24: Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation
- Jean Dennison, Anthropology UNC-Chapel Hill
October 29: Mobile Massassoit: The Memory Work of Monuments and Place in Public Displays of History
- Lisa Blee, Department of History, Wake Forest University and Jeani O’Brien Department of History, University of Minnesota
November 26: The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency
- Miguel La Serna Department of History University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
December 10: Remaining in the Big House: Delaware Neutrality in the War of 1812
- Jonathan Hancock, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
January 28: Lessons Learned from the Lumbee Rite of Passage Project: A Community Based Mental Health Intervention for Lumbee Youth
- Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Co-Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest School of Medicine, on behalf of the Lumbee Rite of Passage Project Team
February 25: Eighteenth-Century Catawba Indian Women, Kinship, and Identity
- Brooke M. Bauer, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
March 25: Casualties of Heritage Distancing: Children, Ch’orti’ Indigeneity, and the Copán Archaeoscape
- Patricia A. McAnany, PhD, Kenan Eminent Professor of Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill
- Shoshaunna Parks, PhD, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill
Join the Listserv…
If you would like to added to the Seminar listserve please send an email to email@example.com with your name, email address, and area/interest of study.
For additional information on the Seminar please contact one of the conveners:
Jean Dennison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Romance Languages (email@example.com)
The Carolina Seminars are supported by the Massey-Weatherspoon Fund, which was established in 1984 by three generations of the Massey and Weatherspoon families. The Seminars serve the public service mission of the University to the people of North Carolina and beyond through an expanding collaborative effort on timely topics of interest to public policy and scholarly exchange.