Harvard University is the most recent member of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). The NCAIS, inaugurated in June 2008 by the Newberry Library in Chicago, is composed of 10 research universities that have faculty expertise in the field of American Indian Studies. Harvard was inducted Dec. 1.
Membership in the consortium enables Harvard faculty and graduate students to draw on the resources of the Newberry Library, including the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. Opportunities for workshops, symposiums, conferences, institutes, and fellowships will be available beginning July 2009.
Other member institutions include the University of British Columbia, Cornell University, Miami University (Ohio), the University of Minnesota, the University of Montana, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Support for Harvard’s membership is provided by Diana Sorensen, dean of the arts and humanities for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and Stephen Kosslyn, dean of social science for FAS. Students and faculty interested in consortium opportunities should contact Malinda Maynor Lowery, assistant professor of history, at firstname.lastname@example.org.