Indigenous North American Futurities: Archives, Source Codes, Beginnings

Dear friends and colleagues,

we cordially invite you to join us for our international workshop “Indigenous North American Futurities: Archives, Source Codes, Beginnings” at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF):

where: HEL 064, EUF (Auf dem Campus 1, 24943 Flensburg)
when: June 17, 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Framing Indigenous people as members of bygone civilizations is, unfortunately, not a thing of the past. From James Earle Fraser’s famous sculpture End of the Trail to Hollywood blockbusters like Dances with Wolves, Indigenous cultures have long been displaced into nostalgic obsolescence. These images, while widespread, do not go unchallenged, and Indigenous cultural expressions abound with imaginaries of the future in textual narratives, digital media, visual arts, and public spaces, such as museums or websites. As part of our DFG-funded research project on Indigenous North American engagements of temporality and the future in museums and digital environments, this workshop sets out to revise hegemonic historiography and literary canons, seeking to map broader understandings of temporality and futurity within American studies at large. Speakers include: Grace Dillon (Portland State University), Sarah Henzi (University of Montreal), Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne (Portland State University), Geneviève Susemihl (CAU Kiel), Kristina Baudemann (EUF), and Birgit Däwes (EUF). For more information, please refer to the program (attached) and to our website at

Please join us to learn, listen, and discuss! We welcome students, teachers, members of the EUF and of other universities – and cordially extend our invitation to anyone interested in the Indigenous future. The workshop is kindly supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and by Europa-Universität Flensburg. There is no conference fee, but e-mail registration is requested by June 7, 2019 at

We look forward to meeting you there,
Birgit Däwes and Kristina Baudemann

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