The Digital Native American Studies Project (DNAIS) is offering three three-day workshops that will educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. 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.
DNAIS seeks to support the broad community engaged in Native American studies, a community that includes:
- Tribal Community members working with issues around digital research, preservation, and access
- Academics from the disciplines of anthropology, archeology, philosophy, history, literature, new media, & museum studies
- Information scientists
- Cultural Heritage professionals from Galleries, Archives, and Museums
The workshops will offer the following concentrations:
- Workshop one, hosted by the Yale Indian Papers (June 29-June 1), 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. Applications due May 10, 2016.
- Workshop two, hosted by Northern Arizona University (Fall 2016), 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 three, hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Spring 2017), 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.