University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Noted historian Philip J. Deloria to visit campus Sept. 18, 19

Eminent historian Philip J. Deloria will be at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 19. Deloria’s visit is hosted by the UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Deloria’s presentations at UND (see schedule below) are free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Deloria is the author of Playing Indian and Indians in Unexpected Places, both prize-winning books about the place of American Indians and Indian identity in modern America. The visit is as part of Phi Beta Kappa’s visiting scholar program.

While at UND, Deloria will make four presentations, including a formal lecture titled Reading Mount Rushmore: Nationalism, Landscape, and the Problem of Mountainous Sculpture, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Deloria received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale and is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor in the history department and an associate dean for undergraduate education at the University of Michigan. He is one of the children of celebrated historian and author Vine Deloria, Jr., most famous for his book Custer Died for Your Sins.


Wednesday, Sept. 18:
12 p.m.—Modern Dakota Art: Mary Sully in the 1930’s—Josephine Campbell Recital Hall
6 p.m.—Reading Mount Rushmore: Nationalism, Landscape, and the Problem of Mountainous Sculpture—Memorial Union Lecture Bowl

Thursday, Sept. 19
12:30 p.m.—Deloria on Deloria “Q&A with Phil Deloria”—Chester Fritz Library East Asia Room
3:30 p.m.—Context and Methodology: How Inquiry Works—Merrifield 300

-- Alan G. Shackelford, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies,  777.6388,