Intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Archaeology: Dr. Jane Mt. Pleasant

  • Event Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm (CDT)
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: Free, registration required

This spring, the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will hold a virtual speaker series featuring Native scholars and leaders. The Intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Archaeology series is intended to center Indigenous voices, increase awareness of the deep Native histories of the Eastern Woodlands, and amplify the experiences and research of Indigenous scholars and leaders.

Featured Speakers

  • Second Chief Logan Pappenfort, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Jane Mt. Pleasant, Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University

“The speakers have such a breadth of expertise, so we are excited to hear about how their scholarship, experiences, and advocacy converge with archaeology,” said Elizabeth Watts Malouchos, a research archaeologist at the Archaeological Survey’s American Bottom Field Station who is coordinating the series. “We are honored to host these speakers and grateful for the opportunity to learn from them.”

The talks are open to all and are sure to be of particular interest to students and professionals in archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation, and the museum fields, as well as those with an interest in archaeology, history, and contemporary Native issues.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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Please note that this program does NOT take place at the Spurlock Museum.
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