As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

Building on the collaborative, community-engaged work of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the APS Library & Museum launched The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) in 2016 to foster the development of the next generation of Indigenous and allied students and scholars. As part of its NASI initiative, CNAIR will host an online conference in September 2020. The conference will reflect new and emerging scholarship in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields.
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"Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond" will be held online September 21-25, 2020. The conference is part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) and will reflect new and emerging scholarship in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields. NASI complements the collaborative, community-engaged work of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which works with Indigenous communities throughout the continent and with scholars and researchers in many disciplines. The goal of CNAIR is to assist people in discovering and utilizing the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum’s extensive archival collections in innovative ways that honor Indigenous knowledge, cultivate scholarship, and strengthen languages and cultural traditions.

The conference is free and open to all who register. The full program may be found below. You may register for individual panels by clicking the link included with each panel description below.

Sessions will be recorded and made available via the Society's website and YouTube Channel after the event.