S2 E7 Indigenous Art and History + Conversations with the Dead

Producer Matt Hermane speaks with historian Brenda Child about the March 2024 History Lab feature on Contemporary Indigenous Art and History, part of AHR’s ongoing series on “Art and Historical Method.” Then we revisit now past AHA president Edward Muir’s presidential address—titled “Conversations with the Dead”—at this year’s AHA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


S2 E7 Indigenous Art and History + Conversations with the Dead

In this Episode

  • Brenda Child (Northrop Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota; member of the Red Lake Ojibwe of northern Minnesota)
  • Edward Muir (Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Professor of History and Italian at Northwestern University; American Historical Association President, 2023–24)
  • Mark Bradley (AHR Editor, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago)
  • Matt Hermane (Producer, PhD Candidate in History at Indiana University, Bloomington)
  • Daniel Story (Host and Producer, Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC Santa Cruz)


  • Joe Rainey, “b.e. son,” on Niineta
  • Joe Rainey, “ch. 1222,” on Niineta
  • Joe Rainey, “turned engine,” on Niineta
  • Joe Rainey, “d.m.ii”
  • Wimme & Rinne, “Agálaš Johtin”

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  • Produced by Daniel Story, Matt Hermane, and Conor Howard
  • Audio engineering and transcription support by Phoebe Rettberg