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Four Fixers: The North American Misadventures of England's Royal Commissioners, 1664-1665

Thursday, April 19, 2018
12 - 2 PM
6275 Bunche Hall

Presented by Daniel Richter
Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by the UCLA Department of History


The LA SKINS FEST is accepting applications for the first-ever NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB! The lab is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers in the entertainment industry.

The LA Skins Fest, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, Netflix, HBO, United Talent Agency, and Turner, have selected 7 participants for the 3rd NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American writers in television.


2018 Breath Of Life Archival Institute For Indigenous California Languages

2018 Breath Of Life Archival Institute For Indigenous California Languages

June 3-9, 2018

Hosted by the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and the University of California, Berkeley

Breath of Life is a response to California Indian communities and families who want to revive and strengthen their languages, particularly those for which there are no living first language speakers. By working with the linguistic field notes and other documents and recordings, participants in the workshop can learn how to understand and use these materials for the purposes of language revitalization.

University of California, Berkeley has three major archives which, collectively, house the largest collection of unpublished material on California Indian languages. We give thanks to the foresight of those who shared their knowledge with the linguists, making sure that much was recorded for posterity. Their families can find their language, take it off the dusty shelves of the archives, and turn it back into living speech – giving it the Breath of Life.

The Breath of Life Institute invites California Indians to apply. As community researchers, you will find archival materials on your languages, and learn how to use them for increasing your knowledge of your language and for purposes of language revitalization in your community. You will also be able to network with like-minded people who are trying to save their languages.

Linguistics professors, researchers, and graduate students are invited to apply to be linguistic partners for the community researchers. You will help them find materials in the campus archives, and assist them in developing the linguistic knowledge they need to make best use of them.

Applications are due by March 31.


New online database showcases tribal governance resources

A new database on tribal governance is now available http://phys.org/news/2012-10-online-database-showcases-tribal-resources.html. "The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development."

Resource for High School Students: Paying for College (Scholarship Booklet)

This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email: rosie.dayzie@gmail.com

Extramural Funding Opportunities for Entering Students

Many of the fellowships provide multiple years of funding and are for students in their first year or two of graduate studies. After that, they are no longer eligible to apply. Thus the sooner students learn about these opportunities, the better their chances of preparing a strong application.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Contemporary Native North American Studies

Assistant or Associate Professor of Contemporary Native North American Studies

The University of Virginia American Studies Program, the Dept. of Anthropology, and the Dept. of Religious Studies invite applications for a joint tenure-track position in Native North American Studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The position will be a joint appointment in American Studies and in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, and responsibilities will include service and teaching half-time in both units. Applicants must be on track to receive a PhD in American Studies, Anthropology, Religious Studies, or other relevant fields by August 2019 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

We seek scholars who are actively engaged with one or more Native North American communities, and whose scholarship is centered around Native perspectives, past and/or present. The candidate must be able to make connections with disciplinary conversations taking place in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, as well as to the interdisciplinary framework of American Studies. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of their PhD field, deep expertise about a particular culture, region, or community, and an ongoing program of research and publication.

We encourage candidates whose work could engage with Native Americans of Eastern North America and with recently federally recognized Virginia Tribes. We welcome comparative approaches to Native North America that include global indigeneity, as well as work solely rooted in North America writ large (including US territories overseas).

Background on UVa:

The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly networks at UVa such as the Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, Mellon Global South Initiative, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies, and the Power, Violence and Inequality Collective. The American Studies Program is also home to minors in Asian Pacific American Studies and Latinx Studies. The Anthropology Dept. is launching major concentrations in “Indigenous Worlds,” “Culture and Communication,” and “Material Culture and Heritage” in 2019-20. The Dept. of Religious Studies offers MA and PhD programs in American Religions, and is launching in 2019 a number of interdisciplinary research clusters of potential relevance, and hosts a humanities lab on religion, race, and democracy.

This position is part of a pan-University, interdisciplinary cluster hire in Race and Inequality. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on UVa's commitment to creating, advancing, and sustaining a research mission devoted to the study of race, civil rights, and social justice. The cluster includes four tenure-track searches to be conducted by departments across the College of Arts & Sciences, with participation by the humanities, science, and social science divisions, as well as the School of Law and the Curry School of Education.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624045. Complete a Candidate Profile and attach a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience, a CV, a list of three references, a statement describing your contributions to diversity and inclusion (https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE-Applicants) (Other 1), and a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Other 2).

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and the search will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the position or application process contact Sylvia Chong, Chair, Search Committee, schong@virginia.edu.

UVA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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