Indigenous Studies Seminar Series

Inspired by the work of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the APS Library & Museum's Indigenous Studies Seminar Series serves scholars and researchers in the Greater Philadelphia area working on projects in or aligned with Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Meetings of the inaugural series are held roughly once a month between September and May from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Most meetings center around a pre-circulated paper, which will be made available for download two weeks prior to the event.

Meetings are held in the Board Room in Library Hall (105 S. 5th St.) and are open to scholars in all fields and at all career levels.

Requests to receive access to the paper or to present work-in-progress should be sent to Adrianna Link, Head of Scholarly Programs, at

Spring 2020 Schedule

Friday, February 7:

Jessica Locklear, Temple University

“Retaining and Reaffirming an Indian Identity: A History of Lumbee Migrations to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1945-2004”

Friday, March 6:

Rosanna Dent, New Jersey Institute of Technology

“Sleights of Hand: Bureaucratic Vulnerability, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Research Regulation in Brazil”

Friday, April 17:

Cindy Ott, University of Delaware

““Grandma Hates Fences”: Alma Hogan Snell and the Culinary Legacy of Crow Indian Women in the 20th Century”

Friday, May 15:

Peter Olsen-Harbich, The College of William & Mary

“"Quand ung homme a desservi mort” (When a Man Deserves to Die): Encountering Coercion in the Medieval Eastern Woodlands, 1501-1611”