Colloquium Series

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On Wednesdays at noon, SAR’s historic board room is the site of the colloquium series. Speakers ranging from resident scholars and artists to advanced seminar chairs and visiting lecturers present their new and in-process work to a discerning—and friendly—audience of their peers, SAR staff and board members, and people from Santa Fe’s scholarly community. After each colloquium, which always closes with a lively question-and-answer period, a working lunch with the presenter for resident and staff scholars encourages a continuation of the discussion throughout the day. The series is free and open to the public.

When the SAR campus was the home of Elizabeth and Martha White, what is now the board room was used for social gatherings, from costume parties to concerts. This year the beautiful room was once again filled with music when SAR board member and ethnomusicologist Steven Feld gave a presentation on “Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra,” an account of his ongoing collaboration with Nii Noi Nortey, a Ghanaian sculptor, instrument inventor, and avant-garde instrumentalist with whom Feld shares a love of John Coltrane. Later in the year, Elizabeth Chin, chair of the advanced seminar “Katherine Dunham and the Anthropology of Dance,” and the seminar participants presented a colloquium that incorporated music, dance, drumming, scholarship, and improvisational participation from the surprised but enthusiastic audience. The White sisters would no doubt enjoy knowing that their famous parlor is bringing people together every Wednesday with ideas, music, art, and inquiry.

July 2009
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Quelling Anguish: A Political Economy of Emotions in the Everyday Life of Youth Heads of Household in Kigali, Rwanda Maggie Zraly, NSF International Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, National University of Rwanda; Bunting Summer Scholar
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Aleš Hrdlička and the Anthropology of the Unwanted J. Andrew Darling, Director, Cultural Resource Management Program, Gila River Indian Community; Adams Summer Scholar
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm When Researchers Meet the Researched: Interpretations of Proper Exchange in International AIDS Research in Rural Malawi Crystal Biruk, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania; Bunting Summer Scholar
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Navigating Archives and Special Collections Libraries for Native American Research Ann Massmann, Associate Professor, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico; Bunting Summer Scholar
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm After the Fall: Iron Age Political and Economic Dynamics in Central Anatolia Peter Grave, Convenor, Department of Archaeology and Paleoanthropology, University of New England, and Lisa Kealhofer, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Santa Clara University; Cotsen Summer Scholar
August 2009
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Buddha and the Bees: Recursive Innovations and Community Self-Fashioning among Sri Lankan Potters Deborah Winslow, Cultural Anthropology Program Director and Ecology of Infectious Disease Program Co-Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, National Science Foundation; SAR Visiting Research Associate
Advanced Seminar: Nature, Science, and Religion Colloquium
Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Nature, Science, and Religion: Intersections Shaping Society and the Environment Advanced Seminar Chair Catherine M. Tucker, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University
September 2009
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Introductory Presentations 2009–2010 SAR Resident Fellows
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Clash of Titans: The Inca Emperor Atahualpa and the Spanish Conquistador Pizarro Charles Stanish, Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, and SAR Visiting Research Associate
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm The Origins of the Great Pueblos: New Advances from Research at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Douglas W. Schwartz, Senior Scholar and President Emeritus, School for Advanced Research
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Toward a Global Human History: Agency and the Explanation of Long-Term Change Advanced Seminar Co-Chairs John E. Robb, Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University, and Timothy Pauketat, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
October 2009
Sherry Farrell Racette Colloquium
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Coat Stories: Reclaiming Knowledge and Narratives from Material Culture Sherry Farrell Racette, Associate Professor, Department of Native Studies and Women & Gender Studies, University of Manitoba, and Anne Ray Resident Scholar
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm On Vampire Bats and a Mysterious Epidemic: Indigenous Leadership, Medicine, Anthropology, and Death in the Rainforest Charles L. Briggs, Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar, and Clara Mantini-Briggs, Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, and SAR Visiting Research Associate
Lynn M. Morgan Colloquium
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Reproductive Rights and Wrongs in Contemporary Latin America Lynn M. Morgan, Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar
November 2009
James Trostle Colloquium
Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Do Roads Lead to Wellness? Development and Disease in Coastal Ecuador James A. Trostle, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Trinity College, Hartford, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar
Christopher B. Teuton Colloquium
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club: Narrative, Community, and Cultural Revival Christopher B. Teuton, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Denver, and Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar
Clara Mantini-Briggs Colloquium
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Chronic Cultural Impossibility: A Physician’s Reflections on How an Anthropological Concept is Used in Legitimizing Injustice Clara Mantini-Briggs, Visiting Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, San Diego; Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; and SAR Visiting Research Associate
December 2009
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:00–1:00 pm Homeschooling the Enchanted Child: Ambivalent Attachments in the Domestic Southwest Rebecca A. Allahyari, SAR Research Associate
January 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm The Creation of Pueblo Art Pottery and the Santa Fe Indian Market Bruce Bernstein, Executive Director, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Poetry Reading Malena Mörling, Associate Professor, Department of Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and SAR Visiting Research Associate
February 2010
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Anthropology, Human Capabilities, and Occupational Justice Gelya Frank, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm History and Memories of Colonialism in A.C. Jordan’s Novel, “The Wrath of the Ancestors” Nicholas M. Creary, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ohio University
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm One Revolt, Two Revolts, Three Revolts, More? Cycles of Religious Evangelism and Popular Response in the Puebloan Southwest James F. Brooks, President, School for Advanced Research
March 2010
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra Steven Feld, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music, University of New Mexico
Lynn M. Morgan Colloquium
Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Claiming Rosa Parks: Debates over Health and Human Rights in Latin America Lynn M. Morgan, Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar
The Difference Kinship Makes: Rethinking the Ideologies of Modernity Colloquium
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm The Difference Kinship Makes: Rethinking the Ideologies of Modernity Advanced Seminar Co-Chairs Susan McKinnon, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia, and Fenella Cannell, Reader, Department of Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science
James Trostle Colloquium
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm The Ethnography of a Bus Ride in Northern Coastal Ecuador James A. Trostle, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Trinity College, Hartford, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar
April 2010
Christopher B. Teuton Colloquium
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Standing in the Doorway: Teachings and Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club Christopher B. Teuton, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Denver, and Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar
Douglas W. Schwartz Colloquium
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Splendor in the Jungle: The Rise and Fall of Ankor Wat Douglas W. Schwartz, Senior Scholar and President Emeritus, School for Advanced Research
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Illness, Death, and Loss in New England, 1840–1916: The Role of Tuberculosis Alan C. Swedlund, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Ninja Turtle figure Colloquium
Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Presentations by 2009–2010 IARC Interns Dominic J. Henry (Diné), Anne Ray Native Intern and M.A. Candidate, Museum Studies, University of Oklahoma and Kendall Tallmadge (Ho-Chunk), Harvey W. Branigar Jr. Native Intern and Museum Consultant, Ho-Chunk Nation
May 2010
Rethinking Race and Science: Biology, Genes, and Culture Colloquium
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Rethinking Race and Science: Biology, Genes, and Culture Advanced Seminar Chair John Hartigan, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas–Austin
Charles L. Briggs Colloquium
Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm The Texture of Death: Three Stories from a Mysterious Epidemic Charles L. Briggs, Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of California–Berkeley, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar; and Clara Mantini-Briggs, Visiting Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California–San Diego, and SAR Visiting Research Associate
Indigenous Peoples and Salmon in the Northern Pacific Colloquium
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Indigenous Peoples and Salmon in the Northern Pacific Advanced Seminar Co-chairs Benedict J. Colombi, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Program, University of Arizona, and James F. Brooks, President, SAR
Sherry Farrell Racette Colloquium
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Break and Enter: Indigenous Research in the Houses of History Sherry Farrell Racette, Associate Professor, Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba, and Anne Ray Resident Scholar
June 2010
Katherine Dunham and the Anthropology of Dance: Theory, Experiment and Social Engagement Colloquium
Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Katherine Dunham and the Anthropology of Dance Advanced Seminar Chair Elizabeth Chin, Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice, Occidental College
Daniel Usner Jr. Colloquium
Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Chitimacha Indian Basketmakers and their Patrons: 1890-1940 Daniel H. Usner, Jr., Professor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, and Bunting Summer Scholar
Erin Debenport Colloquium
Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Literacy, Perfectibility, and Temporality: Reconciling Pueblo Imagined Pasts and Futures Erin Debenport, ACLS/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, and Smeall Summer Scholar
July 2010
Minette C. Church Colloquium
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Childhood, Materiality, and Identity in the Contested Landscapes of Southern Colorado Minette C. Church, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Cotsen Summer Scholar
Cecilia Ballí Colloquium
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm The Fence and the River: Border Enforcement in the Age of National Security Cecilia Ballí, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, and Bunting Summer Scholar
Jason Pribilsky Colloquium
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Culture’s Laboratory: Scientific Imagination, Andean Peasants, and the Making of the Cornell-Peru Project at Vicos Jason C. Pribilsky, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Whitman College, and Adams Summer Scholar
Poornima Paidipaty Colloquium
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Making Space/Making Race: Tribal Anthropology and the Colonial Frontier in 19th Century British India Poornima L. Paidipaty, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Society of Fellows, University of Chicago, and Adams Summer Scholar
August 2010
Zoë Wool Colloquium
Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm Vital Signs and Möbius Time: Frayed Ordinaries at Walter Reed Zoë H. Wool, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto and Bunting Summer Scholar
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