Native Testimony: May 6-7, 2016

 
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group

We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group. “Native Testimony” will be held at Princeton University from May 6-7, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

We welcome a broad range of contributions from across many disciplines, discussing everything from legal testimony in history and accessing Native voices in autobiography and literature to methods of curation and presentation in museums, libraries and archives. In addition, we’re eager to review proposals that discuss ways to organize and privilege Native voices in conferences and collections centered around Indigenous studies themes.

Examples of subjects that might be addressed relating to the theme of “Native Testimony” include, but are not limited to,

-the courtroom
-boundary testimonies and maps
-collection and representation
-confessions of faith
-movements and discussions of the body
-cultural narratives
-transmissions of memory and ancestry
-translation
-ecocritical perspectives
-authorizing and authenticating gestures
-the nature of documentation
-witnessing through different media
-truth commissions

Please submit a CV and an abstract of 250-300 words by February 1, 2016; materials and questions may be addressed to paiswg@gmail.com. We will notify all applicants by February 15. Some transportation and housing assistance may be available for graduate student presenters.

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