• Mapping Indigenous Worlds lab members acknowledge that the University of Virginia stands on the original homeland of the Monacan people. To learn more about their history, current government, knowledge preservation initiatives and culture classes, news, and events, please visit the Monacan Indian Nation website.

  • The Mapping Indigenous Worlds Lab seeks to understand space and place from indigenous perspectives. Our approach is grounded in interdisciplinary humanities scholarship, in conversation with the sciences and professional schools. Our research and curriculum development vision connects to key themes of the UVa Global South Initiative, most notably race and ethnicity, cartographies and spaces, language worlds, media ecologies and cultures, art and performance, cultures of human rights, digital inequities, and the University of Virginia’s contemporary relationships with native communities in the commonwealth and beyond.

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