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About the Group

Indigenous Studies offers crucial insights on various aspects of the human experience spanning across many peoples, disciplines, time periods and places. Overwhelmingly, the field is composed of heavily context-dependent case studies that develop their own theories in their own geographical or disciplinary silos. Thus, it is difficult to stay updated with the work done across the field’s entire range. The Indigenous Studies Discussion Group is a group meeting monthly to listen to presentations or panels, read and  discuss topics related to Indigenous Studies around the world. In this format we hope to connect the different people working with, involved with and/or interested in Indigenous Studies at the University of Cambridge.

The ISDG is supported by the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).


(1)    To promote scholarship by and about Indigenous Peoples across disciplines and geographies to be a regular feature of the intellectual life of Cambridge.

 (2)    To promote the sharing and discussion of insights and ideas pertaining to Indigenous studies across Peoples, disciplines, times and geographies.


While the term Indigenous is issued in the title for brevity, the group aims to discuss topics relating to groups who identify variously as, for example, First Nations, Adivasi, Aboriginal, Native Nations, Scheduled Tribes, Autochthonous, etc.

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