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Native Studies Research Network, UK

Fourth International Conference

Indigenous Environments: Contested, Negotiated, Sustained

An international conference hosted by the Native Studies Research Network, UK,


University of East Anglia, Norwich, July 6-8, 2016

The Native Studies Research Network, UK, invites proposals for papers for its fourth

international conference and would especially welcome contributions from indigenous



Established in April 2006, the NSRN currently has 123 members, working at 43 UK institutions in 14 academic disciplines. The NSRN has organised regular biennial colloquia in London since 2006, and has hosted three international conferences:

‘Language, Silence, and Voice in Native Studies’ (U of Geneva, 2007)

‘Indigenous Bodies: Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming’ (U of East Anglia, 2009)

‘Indigeneity and the Arts: Visual Culture and Communication’ (U of Kent, 2011)

In the twenty-first century, indigenous environments have become more visible than ever before, drawing attention to diverse historical and political events on a global scale. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore indigenous environments in the widest possible sense, in both historical and contemporary contexts.


Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Brooks (Amherst College)

Margaret D. Jacobs (University of Nebraska; Pitt Professor, Univ. of Cambridge, 2015-16)



We invite papers focusing on indigenous environments in the Americas, Australasia and Europe, exploring a wide range of topics including but not limited to:

Ecology and environment

Land, community, and home

Sovereignty and survival

Healing and well-being

Knowledge and epistemologies

Carceral institutions (boarding/residential schools, prisons etc)

Art and creativity

Rural and urban


Paper guideline and submissions:

Papers should be 20 minutes long. Please email a 250 word abstract, accompanied by a

short curriculum vita to both:

Jacqueline Fear-Segal (j.fear-segal@uea.ac.uk)

and Rebecca Tillett (r.tillett@uea.ac.uk)

The deadline for abstracts is: February 12th 2016.

All accepted contributors will be notified by: March 31st 2016.

A collection of selected papers from this conference will be published as:

Indigenous Environments: Contested, Negotiated, Sustained

All papers submitted will be under consideration for this volume and should not,

therefore, be submitted for publication/published elsewhere. continued…

Indigenous Environments will be a sister volume to Indigenous Bodies:

Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming (SUNY Press, 2013), the published legacy of

the 2009 conference http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5807-indigenous-bodies.aspx.


Travel Arrangements: The University of East Anglia is in Norwich, just 20 minutes

from Norwich Airport with direct flights to Amsterdam, connecting to major world

cities. Full details can be found on the University of East Anglia website.