CFP: Northern Perspectives, Native Americans in WW II and Current Research (AIW)

Renate Bartl Discussion

Call for Papers

43rd American Indian Workshop

Northern Perspectives, Native Americans in WW II and Current Research

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

1-4 June 2022

(In-person and Online component)


The American Indian Workshop (AIW) was founded in 1980 at the Amsterdam Meeting of the European Association for American Studies. There were nine participants at the first meeting, but the AIW has since become the largest conference in Europe for researchers concerned with topics related to the Native Peoples of North America. The AIW also draws scholars from across the globe, working in diverse disciplines such as history, literature, anthropology, ethnology, art history, political science, geography, gender studies, museology, ethnomusicology, religion, law, linguistics, political science, cultural studies, philosophy, Canadian and American Studies, Native American Studies, Inuit Studies, and performance studies as well as communication and media studies. As such, the AIW provides an important platform for both established academics and young scholars for sharing their expertise and benefiting from critical engagement.


The 43th edition of the AIW will be held in Luxembourg from 1 to 4 June 2022. The co-hosts are, the Institut Grand-Ducal (section Linguistics, Ethnology, Onomastics), and the University of Luxembourg ( It will be In-person (if rules will allow for it) and there will be an Online component (details to follow). The organizers are Tania Gibéryen and Carlo Krieger (he already organized AIW 8) of


1. The theme of the workshop, “Northern Perspectives” englobes research about all

  • Current, past and future challenges facing the Native People’s/First Nations living in the North, the Arctic and Subarctic; be it related to
  • Environmental and climate changes, the economy, social cultural aspects, just to name a few.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged. Experts from all disciplines and regions.

2. Next to this regional topic, there will be ample time dedicated to “Current research” for papers from any field relating to Native Peoples of North America.


3. Poster sessions are welcome.


4. A keynote and a session focuses on Native Americans who fought in WW II in and around Luxembourg (including site visits to memorials to Native American soldiers in the area of the Battle of the Bulge).


There will only be one session at a time, allowing for maximum participation and better feedback for all papers. We want to accommodate a maximum number of presentations.


If you are interested in participating, please

Submit your proposal for hosting a session, presenting a paper or poster to  by December 15, 2021 including:

  • Title of your presentation
  • Abstract (max. 300 words)
  • A short biographical note (max. 5 sentences)
  • The organizers will notify acceptances by January 15, 2022.
  • The registration fee is €40 (€20 for students).

A dedicated conference website will be online shortly, in the meantime please consult the AIW site:


We look forward to welcome you to Luxembourg in 2022!