Thursday, April 18, 2024

2024 Conference: Conrad E. Wright Research Conference on Citizenship

2024 Conference: Conrad E. Wright Research Conference on Citizenship

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The Conrad E. Wright Conference series was endowed by The Honorable Levin H. Campbell in honor of Conrad Edick Wright, former Director of Research and Sibley Editor.  July 11-13, 2024


The centennial of both the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 and Immigration Act of 1924 offers an opportunity to explore the intersection of two subjects that have not always been considered alongside each other. However, as both scholars of Native American and U.S. immigration history grapple with the legacies of settler colonialism in their respective fields, the links between the aforementioned pieces of legislation come into clearer focus. Recent scholarship points out that the “peopling” of the United States not only occurred through the forces of international migration, but also reflects the incorporation of Indigenous peoples, forced or enslaved migrants from Africa and elsewhere, and the movement of borders that turned people into newcomers regardless of whether or not they actually moved. The degree to which those groups were included or excluded from citizenship, cultural “membership,” or even the right to remain in the nation has however varied widely. This conference will bring together scholars to explore the broad themes associated with citizenship and other variations of national belonging reflected in both the pieces of landmark legislation featured here.

The conference and workshop will take place at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Suffolk University in Boston on 11-13 July 2024. The panels and presentations will take place on 11-12 July with the teacher workshop on 13 July.


Registration is required for each day of the conference.

Register to attend Day 1 in person

Register to attend Day 1 online

Register to attend Day 2 in person

Graduate students attend for free. 


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The 2024 Conrad E. Wright Research Conference on Citizenship is an event that aims to explore various aspects of citizenship, its evolution, challenges, and implications in contemporary society.

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