Touch Your Words: Teaching Indigenous Languages through Making
Join us for this hands-on, Cherokee type printing activity! This event is part of the Stephen Harvard Memorial Lecture and Symposium.
STEPHEN HARVARD MEMORIAL LECTURE and SYMPOSIUM
The recent purchase of metal type in the Cherokee Syllabary has prompted new interest in the Dartmouth College Library’s Book Arts Workshop. With the Cherokee type and other printing and binding activity, faculty in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Environmental Studies have integrated book-making projects into their courses, giving students hands-on exposure and practice in the study of indigenous languages. Over the past year, a number of students and faculty have engaged in applied learning in language revitalization with the Book Arts Workshop. This symposium seeks to bring together makers of all kinds (students, scholars, librarians, writers, artists, and printers) to exchange their experiences and knowledge in tactile learning and explore new possibilities.
BOOK ARTS WORKSHOP, BAKER LIBRARY (Lower level)
9:30 – 11:30 am
Open house of the Book Arts Workshop, where you’ll have a tour, get a chance to make a print from our Cherokee type and learn about how the type was created.
LUNCH – ON YOUR OWN
11:30 – 12:45 pm
LEE S. KREINDLER 1945 CONFERENCE CENTER, HALDEMAN ROOM 041 (Lower level)
1:00 – 1:15 pm
Welcome and opening remarks - Dennis Washburn, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Programs
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Teaching the Art of Cherokee Language – Candessa Tehee Northeastern State University
2:15 – 3:15 pm
Word Play: Teaching Language through Making at Dartmouth - Panel: Dr. Bernard Perley, visiting associate professor of Anthropology and the Gordon Russell visiting associate professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth; Skyler Kuczaboski ‘21; Muriel Ammon ’21; and Sarah Smith, Book Arts Workshop Program Manager
3:15 – 3:30 pm
3:30 – 4:45 pm
Stephen Harvard Memorial Lecture: The Making of the Cherokee Syllabary – Ed Rayher, Swamp Press
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Reception in Haldeman Center Russo Gallery (1st floor)