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Alice Nash

 

Associate Professor

Office: Herter 638
Telephone: (413) 545-6761
Fax: (413) 545-6137
E-mail: anash@history.umass.edu

Degree: Ph.D., Columbia (1997).
Fields of interest: Native American history, Indigenous Studies, Early American History.

Courses Offered:

Graduate:
Indigenous Peoples in Museums and Archives (Spring 2013)

Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations
Researching Early New England and New France
Theory and Method in Native American History

Undergraduate:
History 170 -- Indigenous Peoples of North America

History 200 -- New Approaches to History: Deerfield 1704

History 361 -- American Revolutionary Era

History 393A -- Native American Activism in the Northeast

History 393F -- Salem 1692
History 393I --Indigenous Women

Research Interests and Professional Activities
Alice Nash is co-director, with Neal Salisbury (Smith College), of a Summer 2013 Institute for K-12 teachers on Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview, July 7-26, 2013 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Institute is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information and application instructions see https://www.fivecolleges.edu/neh/neh-natam2013.

Professor Nash held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Université de Montréal (Canada) for 2003-04. Her research interests center on the impact of colonization on the indigenous peoples of northeastern North America with a particular interest in family and gender relations. Recent publications include "Quanquan's Mortgage of 1663" in Marla R. Miller, ed., Cultivating a Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009); "Antic Deportments and Indian Postures: Embodiment in Anglo-Indian New England," in Lindman and Tarter, eds., "A Centre of Wonders": The Body in Early America (Cornell UP 2001); “‘None of the women were abused’: Indigenous Contexts for the Treatment of Women Captives in the Northeast,” in Merril Smith, ed., Sex Without Consent: Rape and Sexual Coercion in America (NYU Press, 2001); an online review of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, “Still Pequot After All These Years,” in Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life 1:1 (September 2000); and three articles in French translation published in Recherches amérindiennes au Québec: “Odanak durant les années 1920 : un prisme reflétant l’histoire des abénaquis (Odanak in the 1920s: A Prism of Abenaki History),: trans. Claude Gélinas (32/2 :2002); “La linguistique liturgique du père Aubéry : Aperçu ethnohistorique (Father Aubery’s Liturgical Linguistics: An Ethnohistorical View),” co-authored with Nicholas N. Smith, trans. Nicole Beaudry (33/2: 2003); and “Théophile Panadis (1889-1966), un guide abénaquis (Théophile Panadis (1889-1966): An Abenaki Guide),” co-authored with Réjean Obomsawin, trans. Claude Gélinas (33/2: 2003). Her book, co-authored with Christoph Strobel, is entitled Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian Through Nineteenth-Century America, and is part of the Greenwood Press "Daily Life Through History Series."

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