“Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom”

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Call for Papers
August 1, 2020
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Urban History / Studies

 Drs. Michelle Daigle and Heather Dorries (University of Toronto) announce the 2021 Symposium “Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom” scheduled for April 30 to May 1, 2021. Relations to land are a fundamental component of indigenous worldviews, politics, and identity. “Land Back” has become a slogan for indigenous activists. In this symposium, we aim to highlight the many ways indigenous people understand and activate land relations for political resurgence and freedom across the Americas, by refusing colonial territorializations of indigenous land and life-making practices.


We welcome submissions by the deadline of August 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in papers working at the intersection of indigenous studies and the fields associated with landscape studies, including geography, political ecology, landscape architecture, planning, art history, and archaeology.


Submission Requirements

  • Submit a 500-word abstract and curriculum vitae as a single PDF to landscape@doaks.org by August 1, 2020. Please use the file-naming convention: Last Name_CFP 2021 Symposium. Put “CFP 2021 Symposium” in the subject line.
  • Submissions by more than one author are welcome, but travel reimbursement and accommodations can only be offered to the principal author.
  • Invited speakers will be asked to commit to their participation in the GLS 2021 symposium and should plan to attend April 30–May 1, 2021.
Contact Info: 

Thaïsa Way, FAAR, FASLA
Program Director | Garden & Landscape Studies

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