American Indian Studies
The aim of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group, organized by Josh Garrett-Davis (History) and Rebecca Rosen (English), is to be a hub for students and faculty interested in the multidisciplinary field of Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
February 13, 2013
211 Dickinson Hall
Announcing an American Studies symposium, "Re-Membering Native America: Archives, Bodies, and Community," at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. We invite you to join us for a full day of engaging conversation at the Alexander Library Teleconference Hall on Friday, February 15 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Please distribute widely to faculty, graduate students, and other interested persons.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anthropology
Consorting With Savages: Indigenous Informants & American Anthropologists
March 13, 2013
219 Burr Hall
Digital Knowledge Sharing:
Collaborations Between American Indian Communities and the American Philosophical Society
Wednesday, September 19
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
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Timothy Powell will discuss an innovative new project at the American Philosophical Society that rethinks the relationship among scholars, archives, and indigenous communities. The APS is working closely with Ojibwe First Nations in Canada, the Tuscarora Nation, the Penobscot Nation, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on a project called “digital knowledge sharing.” Contemporary research on indigenous cultures often requires working collaboratively with American Indian Nations. The APS project brings Native American elders, tribal historians, and teachers to Philadelphia on a regular basis; these fellows digitize archival materials (including audio recordings, images, and text) and take them back to their communities for language and cultural revitalization. In return, the partnering tribes have provided highly valuable information about the materials in the APS collections. This collaborative model offers an exciting model for scholarship in many different fields, including history, anthropology, literature, art history, linguistics, and American studies.
Dr. Timothy Powell is a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Powell also serves as Director of Native American Projects at the American Philosophical Society, where he currently directs an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to digitize the entire Native American audio recordings collection, which totals more than 3,000 hours.