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‘Reclaiming Two-Spirits’ wins PROSE Award, ‘Indigenous Continent’ a finalist
Professor Gregory D. Smithers‘s Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America (Beacon Press, 2022) has won a PROSE Award as the 2023 Category Winner in Cultural Anthropology…
The Legacies of James Pilling’s Bibliography of the Languages of the North American Indians in the Library (online, 23 March 2023)
‘The Legacies of James Pilling’s Bibliography of the Languages of the North American Indians in the Library‘ (online event). TSRG-British Library-AHRC CDA candidate Rebecca Slatcher will present her paper “Searching for Indigenous…
Sustainability in the Space Industry – rethinking ‘impact’ @ Cambridge (8 February 2023)
Sustainability in the Space Industry – rethinking ‘impact’ (in-person event) Abstract National and corporate interest in space has increased drastically in the past decade, and the space economy is expected to…
How Sustainable Is American Farming and Can Indigenous Agroecology Solve Its Key Challenges? @ UCL (14 November 2022)
‘How Sustainable Is American Farming and Can Indigenous Agroecology Solve Its Key Challenges?‘ (in-person event) Abstract Almost 10 billion people are predicted to exist on Earth by 2050—that is about…
Discovering Britain through discourses of indigeneity @ Cambridge (online 9 November 2022)
‘Discovering Britain through discourses of indigeneity II: British Empire and colonialism’ (online) Abstract British history is rife with change; ethnic, social and linguistic shifts have indelibly marked its present day….
Lunar Ambassadors: British Perceptions of Moon Samples @ NASA & Georgetown (30 September 2022)
‘Lunar Ambassadors: British Perceptions of Moon Samples from NASA and the USSR’ (hybrid online/in-person event) This event is now over. View the recording below: Event Details Matthias Wong gave this…
New Approaches to Material Culture in Historic Houses (9 June 2022)
‘New Approaches to Material Culture in Historic Houses: Miskito Indigenous Cultures, Mahogany and Environmental Futures‘ (online seminar via Zoom) Joy Porter and TSRG PhD Hannah Cusworth will be presenting a…
Cultures of Indigenous Diplomacy – A Digital Conference (19 May 2022)
This event is now over. A playlist of the presentations are available to view below: Title image by Linda Roy, featuring detail from Material Kwe by Dr Celeste Pedri-Spade.
Britons in Iroquoia
Watch Charles Prior’s talk on ‘Britons in Iroquoia’, which was part of ‘Global Georgians: Transnational Interactions with the British Monarchy’, a roundtable hosted by our friends at the Georgian Papers…
Wildness and Indigenous American Futures – Alan Graham Memorial Lecture (29 April 2022)
‘Wildness and Indigenous American Futures‘ – the Alan Graham Memorial Lecture 2022 (online event) This event is now over. A recording of the lecture can be viewed below:
Podcasts & Media
Treatied Spaces broadcasts on a range of environmental and Indigenous topics
Contemporary Treaty Portrayal in Film
Read Joy Porter’s essay on ‘The dangerous myth-making in the Banshees of Inisherin’ on the Spectator Life (21 February 2023) … the film’s miniature donkey is the true star of…
Indigenous Birth Certificates
Joy Porter spoke to BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall on the segment ‘Your Questions’ on ‘Did Native Americans have birth certificates before going on reservations and Did Sitting Bull have…
Indigenous Matrilineal Communities
Indigenous Peruvian scholar Dr Mariaelena Huambachano (Quechua, Syracuse University) and Joy Porter spoke on BBC Woman’s Hour about Matrilineal Communities on 27 August 2022.
Indigenous naming practices
Joy Porter spoke with BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall about Indigenous naming practices, on 12 July 2022.
Pocahontas and Pop Media
Joy Porter spoke to Stig Abell about the story of Pocahontas, on Times Radio Breakfast on 5 April 2022.
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…
Scotland and Native America
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…
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…
Joy Porter appeared on the BBC News Channel to provide commentary on President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore on 3 July 2020.
Racism and Advertising
British Academy Global Professor Greg Smithers contributed to a Bloomberg Quicktake, ‘Behind the Design’ that explores how racial prejudice is built into the design of tech products and algorithms.