Lectures, symposiums, artist open houses, colloquiums, field trips, and many other events are regularly sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). These are available to SAR members, and many also are open to the general public. All upcoming events are listed below.

March 2017
IARC Speaker Series Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm, Admission is free. KEYNOTE: The History of the School for Advanced Research and its Relationship to Indigenous Peoples Speaker: Dr. K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Arizona State University In this keynote lecture, great-grandniece to Tsianina Blackstone and former SAR Board member (2006-2015), Dr. K. Tsianina Lomawaima, will discuss the development of SAR and its relationships with indigenous issues—including challenges and accomplishments—over the last century.
April 2017
IARC Speaker Series Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 pm, Admission is free. Trailblazing an Indigenous Archaeology: New Methodologies Panelists: Joseph Aguilar, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Lindsay M. Montgomery, University of Arizona; Timothy Wilcox, Stanford University This panel explores the current state of Indigenous archaeology and new projects utilizing these methodologies.
IARC Speaker Series Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 pm, Admission is free. Lighting a Pathway: Community + Museum Guidelines for Collaboration Moderator: Jim Enote, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center; Panelists: Kelly McHugh, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; Ellen Pearlstein, University of California, Los Angeles; Landis Smith, Projects Conservator, Museums of New Mexico In response to a growing interest in this work, an online resource for collaborative work has been developed over a three-year period of critical discourse among museum professionals, cultural leaders, artists, and scholars. This discussion explores the guidelines’ development process, plans for expanding the online resource, and its collective impact.
IARC Speaker Series Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 pm, Admission is free. At the Forefront of Repatriation: New Policy and Impact beyond the United States Moderator: Brian Vallo, Indian Arts Research Center at SAR; Panelists: Kate Fitz Gibbon, JD, Fitz Gibbon Law, JD; Honor Keeler, JD, International Repatriation Project; Gregory Smith, JD, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker This discussion delves into recent policy and proposed solutions beyond NAGPRA.
Sun-headed figure, Mesa Prieta Special Event
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:30–5:00 pm Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change, a public talk by Polly Schaafsma Presented in partnership with the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. Pueblo shields are a spectacular component of the pre-Hispanic rock art in the northern Rio Grande valley, including at Mesa Prieta, where they are found in large numbers. Focusing on their associated symbolism and functions in the landscape, brief comparisons will be made with historic shields, and the significance of the observed iconographic continuities and changes will be discussed. Open to the general public, $5. Free to SAR members and Mesa Prieta project participants. Non-members register here.
John Nieto-Phillips Special Event
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first seated. Public Lecture: “Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s” The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that Professor John Nieto-Phillips of Indiana University will present a public lecture entitled “Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s” on April 27. The lecture, which is sponsored by Charles L. Padilla and the Northwestern Mutual, will be presented in the auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum at 6:30 p.m.
Shield Figure with Four Pointed Star, Mesa Prieta Field Trip
Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, $275.00 per person, price includes $50 donation to SAR Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images, 7,500 years of Rock Art, and a Traditional Pueblo Meal Limited to 20 people The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project has some of the most spectacular examples of rock art in northern New Mexico. In 2007, Katherine Wells donated 156 acres on Mesa Prieta to the Archaeological Conservancy. A guide from the project will show us around, and Dick Ford will talk about the mesa, permaculture, and early agricultural practices. To register for this field trip, please click here.
May 2017
Mabel Dodge Luhan House Field Trip
Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00–5:30 pm, $275.00 per person, price includes $50 donation to SAR Experimental Living on the Edge of the Taos Desert: Mabel Dodge Luhan, D. H. Lawrence, and the Earthships of Northern New Mexico Limited to 20 people Since the late 1880s, northern New Mexico has been a place of starting over. But it really was in the early decades of the twentieth century, as people fled the collapse of modernity and the failure of progress in the wake of the Great War, that it came into its own as a refuge. Seeking solace in the wide-open possibilities of the Taos desert, communities of reimagining blossomed. To register for this field trip, please click here.
Lera Boroditsky Lecture
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think Lera Boroditsky Lera Boroditsky will discuss research conducted around the world and focus on how language shapes the way we think about color, space, time, causality, and agency. Register here.
Luanne Redeye Artist Talk
Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:00–7:30 pm Luanne Redeye, Artist Talk, Reception and Open Studio RSVP by Monday, May 15 to 505-954-7205 or iarc[at] Seneca painter and beadworker Luanne Redeye has been working to complete a series of paintings and corresponding beadwork frames that explore both familial and broader social themes ranging from alcoholism and domestic violence to caring and protection.
June 2017
Kent Reilly Lecture
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members Spiro Archaeological Site: Travels on the Path of Souls Kent Reilly Ancient treasure recovered from a hollow chamber (The Spirit Lodge) found within the Craig Mound at the Spiro archaeological site in eastern Oklahoma is the topic of this colorful talk by anthropologist Kent Reilly. Register here.
Navajo-Churro Sheep Field Trip
Friday, June 16–Sunday, June 18, 2017, $995 per person for double occupancy; $90 additional for single supplement, price includes $50 donation to SAR Canyon de Chelly and the Navajo-Churro Sheep Resurgence Limited to 20 people Canyon de Chelly is the second largest canyon in the United States and one of the country’s great cultural monuments. We’ll explore the past and the present during this three-day trip, from the early settlement, to the ravages of Kit Carson, to the resettlement, exploration, and revitalization of traditional animal husbandry and its accompanying culture. To register for this field trip, please click here.

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