ABOUT THE PROJECT: How we began
In March 2013, SSHRC awarded The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition at the University of Western Ontario $2.5 million dollars (Canadian) over seven years, in partnership with the American Philosophical Society, the University of Nebraska Press, the University of Victoria, and the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council of the Kwakwaka’wakw (the people Boas called “Kwakiutl”). Dr. Regna Darnell serves as Project Director and General Editor, assisted by a core research team of anthropologists, linguists, historians, digital humanities and Indigenous scholars, including the Librarian of the American Philosophical Society, an international Editorial Advisory Board and an Indigenous Advisory Council (Dr. Susan Hill, University of Toronto, Chair). The APS has contracted with the University of Nebraska Press to produce a joint print and electronic (.pdf) documentary edition of thematic volumes that will present and recontextualize the remarkable breadth of Boas’s life, scholarship, and public stature.
Initial Team of the Franz Boas Papers Project