22 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2022Cambridge



  • Nishant Gokhale
  • Joesph Powell
  • Claire Watt


  • Øyvind Ravna, Professor of Law, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
  • Colin Samson, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
  • David Stirrup, Professor of American Literature & Indigenous Studies, University of Kent


This conference seeks to bring together speakers — both Indigenous and non-Indigenous— across various sectors such as academia, media, activism and community leadership. This two day conference will provide a platform to bring together emerging Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and give attendees an opportunity to share their research whilst interacting with senior academics, activists and community leaders all through a critical engagement with the field of Indigenous Studies.

The conference seeks to delineate the field of Indigenous studies, its current manifestations and what issues and forms it may take in the years to come. In particular, we seek to interrogate what this discipline means in the context of the United Kingdom and Europe’s deep and complex relationship with Indigenous peoples in many parts of the world. This interdisciplinary conference intends to have an impact on the fields of literature, history, heritage studies, legal studies, divinity and beyond. Through the ISDG’s unique breadth of experience and inter-disciplinary specialisms, it is our intention that the emerging research which forms and coheres through this conference will expand both the field of Indigenous studies and indeed inform public policy by being brought to as wide an audience as possible.

Please take a look at the call for papers tab if are interested in contributing

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Call for papers

The Indigenous Studies Discussion Group Research Network (ISDG) at the University of Cambridge is excited to announce a two-day hybrid conference which aims to further interdisciplinary discussions under the broadly conceived heading ‘Indigenous Studies in the United Kingdom & Europe: Pasts, Presents and Futures’. The conference will take place from 22-23 September 2022.

In seeking to broaden the debate and de-centralise knowledge sharing as much as possible, we are opening calls for conference panels from individuals and groups. Panels will comprise three papers followed by an invited speaker who may either tie the papers together or offer comment on them under a central theme.

The 2022 Conference

This conference builds on the work of the ISDG over the past three years and promises to be an opportunity for interaction between people with diverse engagements with Indigenous studies. We welcome a broad range of topics and ask contributors to focus on the Indigenous Studies aspect of their research, interrogating their methodological and theoretical underpinnings.

Please submit an abstract of 250 words for your panel proposals with a theme identified and an explanation as to its significance within the field. Selected convenors will be invited to assemble a panel of three 15-20 minute oral presentations followed by questions from the audience.

Proposals can be sent to ISDG@CRASSH.cam.ac.uk by midnight on 27 June 2022.


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