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Webinar with Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, "'Indians' in the Archives: Problems and Possibilities"

Fri, October 30th, 2020
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm

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A virtual talk by Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Department of Transnational Studies, University at Buffalo.
Drawing on two decades of work in special collections, as a student, a faculty member and instructor, and a program director, Dr. Mt. Pleasant will discuss opportunities and challenges related to accessing and engaging rare books and manuscripts related to Indigenous peoples.
Dr. Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora descendant), a faculty member in Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo, specializes in Native American and Indigenous Studies, with a focus on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her broader teaching and research interests include early American history; American Indian social and intellectual histories; settler colonialism, especially as it relates to legal and educational systems; conceptualizations of space, place, and land tenure in Indian Country; and public history. Her award-winning work has been published in American Indian Quarterly, The William and Mary Quarterly, and several collections of scholarly work.  She recently served as Program Director for the Native American Scholars Initiative at the American Philosophical Society.
Supported by a TIDE (Towards Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Grant, Williams College Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Passcode: 175814, Webinar ID: 923 4261 4591, Telephone access US: +1 646 558 865

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