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 Philosophical Hall (104 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

Fall 2019 Schedule

Wednesday, September 18:

Morgan Green, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and 2018-2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellow

"(Re)Thinking Indian: The Handbook of the North American Indian and the Body in the Decade of the Bicentennial"

Wednesday, October 30:

April Anson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Program for the Environmental Humanities

"Master Metaphor: Environmental Apocalypse and the Settler State of Emergency"

Paper is password protected and is available for download here.

Tuesday, December 10:

Kate Riestenberg, Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics, Bryn Mawr College

"Promoting Zapotec language learning through meaningful social interaction"