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The Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies (dNAIS) Project will offer three three-day workshops to educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. Native American Studies, an interdisciplinary field of study exploring the history, culture, politics, issues, and contemporary experience of indigenous peoples of America, intersects with a number of issues related to access, preservation, and methodology that are problematized through the development and deployment of digital tools and methods and the conduct of digital research. These workshops seek to pay attention to the ways in which digital objects, practices, and methods function within Native communities and through Native American Studies scholarship.

Where and When

Tentative schedule:

Workshop 1: June 29- July 1, 2016 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. The deadline to apply for workshop 1 has passed. Notifications of acceptances have been made.

Workshop one, hosted by the Yale Indian Papers, will focus on issues of access, preservation, and methodology related to the use of digitized cultural heritage materials in the context of tribal communities and cultures from the territories east of the Mississippi River.

Workshop 2: October 13-16, 2016, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. The deadline to apply for workshop 2 is August 1, 2016. Notifications will be made by August 15, 2016.

Workshop two, hosted by Northern Arizona University, will focus on issues of access, preservation, and methodology related to the use of digitized cultural heritage materials in the context of tribal communities and cultures located west of the Mississippi River.

Workshop 3: Spring 2017, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Workshop three, hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will focus on issues of pedagogy and the application of Digital Native Studies research and method in the undergraduate, graduate, and extracurricular classrooms regardless of geographical context.

For more information about the dNAIS workshops, please visit their website.

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p.s. If you are attending the first workshop, I look forward to meeting you there! Cheers, Mark