Special Events

SAR offers special events throughout the year for its members and the general public. Events range from talks on campus to lectures and activities off-site.


April 2017
Sun-headed figure, Mesa Prieta Special Event
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:30–5:00 pm
Dobkin Boardroom at the School for Advanced Research
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.
The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
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.


To view past SAR events click here.

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