Talks, Media, and Commentary

Events in June

8 June – Charles Prior will speak about ‘Britons in Iroquoia’ at Global Georgians: Transnational Interactions with the British Monarchy, an online event hosted by the Georgian Papers Programme and the Omohundro Institute.

15 June – Joy Porter will launch her new book Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War at an online event hosted by the Eccles Centre.

29 June – Joy Porter will speak on ‘Re-centring Indigenous Foodways’ in an online event hosted by the Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth.

Mount Rushmore

Joy Porter appeared on the BBC News Channel to provide commentary on President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore on 3 July 2020.

Black Lives Matter

Greg Smithers (British Academy Global Professor) with text and photographs on The Power of Empty Pedastals, and providing a range of commentary on race and product branding in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Market Watch and The Counter.


Professor Gregory Smithers: ‘Covid -19 has been brutal in Indian Country’ (20 May 2020)

BBC Radio


Joy Porter appeared on BBC Radio Scotland as part of a special feature on connections between Scotland and Native America. Airdate: 26 January 2020. A report on her comments appeared in The Times

Dale Turner – Interview linked to Annual History Public Lecture

Dale Turner delivered this lecture in the Autumn of 2018 to a capacity crowd in the Middleton Hall at the University of Hull. He spoke to TV Humber on his lecture and his wider projects.

WRMA (Virginia)

Greg Smithers appeared on Books and Brews to discuss his new book, Native Southerners.


Pekka Hämäläinen, Can Colonial Nations Truly Recognise the Sovereignty of Native People? (Aeon)

Pekka Hämäläinen, The Pipe Holds Them All Together (Lapham’s Quarterly)

Joy Porter, Oscar first for Native American Actor (BBC News)

Joy Porter, Oscar Marks a Cultural and Political Resurgence for Native Americans (The Conversation)

Joy Porter, Depp and Dior (The Conversation)

Greg Smithers, Can Indigenous knowledge rooted in the deep past help address climate change? (VCU News)

Campuses urged to fill gaps in ‘white, male’ institutional pasts (Times Higher Education Supplement)

New Books Network – podcasts hosted by Charles Prior


For a list of interviews to date, see here; to pitch a book, see here.