Announcing Practicum Workshops

[Posted by Laura Stevens]

Amidst an exciting array of panels, roundtable discussions, and experimental-format sessions at the upcoming biennial conference, there will also be three “Practicum Workshops”.  The goal of these workshops is to introduce the attendees to a set of knowledge or a skill that they can incorporate into their research or teaching.

Participants will need to sign up for these before the conference, and there will be a limit of about 20 participants in each workshop.  Enrolling in a workshop or running one will be an exception to the conference rules on participation.  In other words, participants may still have one major + one minor form of participation in the program, and still sign up for workshops.

Thanks go out to the six scholars who have agreed to organize these workshops.  We hope you all find the topics appealing.

The sign ups for these workshops will open after the program is assembled, so stay tuned for more news.

“Reading and Teaching Indigenous Mexican Literature, from Painted Text to Verse.”      
Stephanie Schmidt, The University at Buffalo, SUNY
Angela Rajagopalan, University of North Carolina

“Reading Seventeenth-Century Handwriting”
Meredith Neuman, Clark University
Ashley Cataldo, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts, American Antiquarian Society

“Mississippian Contexts for Early American Studies: An Introduction to Artifacts from the Gilcrease Collections”
Phillip Round, The University of Iowa
Laura Bryant, Anthropology Collections Manager, The Gilcrease Museum
[This workshop will take place at the Gilcrease Museum and Helmerich Center for American Research. Shuttle transport to and from the Hyatt Regency will be provided.]




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