2017 NEH Summer Institute Opportunity
Application deadline: March 1, 2017; notification date: March 31, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities                  CCHA

On Native Grounds:
Studies of Native American Histories and the Land

A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
In residence at the Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. June 12–June 30, 2017

Co-Sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress


Project Co-Directors:
Dr. Laraine Fletcher
Adelphi University, Anthropology, emerita, fletcher@adelphi.edu

Dr. George Scheper
Senior Lecturer, Advanced Academic Programs, The Johns Hopkins University, gscheper@jhu.edu

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Citizenship Day
The 1913 “Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian.” Photo of Sitting Bear (Ankara) placing his thumb-print on the Declaration of Allegiance. Fort Berthold, North Dakota, 29 September 1913. Courtesy Department of Library Services, AMNH.

The Institute at a Glance

“On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land” is an opportunity for twenty-two faculty from diverse humanities disciplines to enhance their teaching and research through a three-week residency at the Library of Congress, engaging in seminars with ten distinguished Visiting Scholars in the field of Native American ethnohistory. Applications are welcomed from full-time or adjunct faculty participants from tribal colleges, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.

Project Co-Directors:

Laraine A. Fletcher, Ph.D., Professor emerita, Anthropology, Adelphi University

George L. Scheper, Ph.D., Anthropology, Central Michigan University



Visiting Faculty Scholars:

Matthew Babcock, History, University of North Texas at Dallas

Tracy L. Brown, Anthropology, Central Michigan University

Colin Gordon Calloway, Native American Studies, Dartmouth University

Pekka Hämäläinen, Oxford Centre for Research in US History

Michael E. Harkin, Anthropology, University of Wyoming

Sergie Kan, Anthropology and Native American Studies, Dartmouth University

Amy Lonetree, Humanities/ History, University of California Santa Cruz

Michael McDonnell, History, University of Sydney

Gregory Smithers, History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael Witgen (Red Cliff Ojibwe), American Culture & History, University of Michigan

Our Visiting Faculty Scholars will share their groundbreaking research concerning Native American issues of land, sovereignty, culture, and identity. In addition, our program provides the opportunity for individual and small group appointments with Library of Congress divisional reference librarians. During our period of residency, participants will have full access to all Library of Congress collections, with time to pursue individual research on topics of Native American history and culture.

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and co-sponsored by The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, this three-week Institute will enable our Summer Scholar participants to explore emerging new perspectives and theoretical approaches to Native American ethnohistorical studies. Institute seminars and discussions, among the participants themselves and in engagement with our visiting scholars, will provide a compelling format for Summer Scholars to engage directly with the richness and diversity of the vast and diverse collections of the Library of Congress.

Every teacher/scholar dreams of the opportunity to immerse herself in the full array of source material of a given field of study, to be able to access directly the troves of primary source materials, whether manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, or rare print items such as are available on-site at the Library of Congress. This project will provide Institute Summer Scholars an unprecedented opportunity to explore these archives in a collegial and supportive environment.

For information of stipend and lodging arrangements, please see the homepage tab on Lodging and Stipend.

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For additional information you may also contact one of the Project Co-Directors:

Dr. Laraine Fletcher, Adelphi University, Anthropology, emerita, fletcher@adelphi.edu

Dr. George Scheper, Senior Lecturer, Advanced Academic Programs, The Johns Hopkins University, gscheper@jhu.edu


Application deadline: March 1, 2017; notification date: March 31, 2017

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"Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities."