2009–2010 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible2009–2010 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity VisibleWoman of the Spirit World, film still from The Cave (2009), courtesy Rugged Media.

2010–2011 Membership Lectures

The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible

This season our speakers explore the anthropology of the visual and look at some of the ways humans “illustrate” their world. Lectures take place at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, at 6:30 pm (use the Washington Avenue entrance, behind the Palace of the Governors) except for Doug Schwartz's Arroyo Hondo lecture which takes place at The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center, in downtown Santa Fe, at 6:30 pm. Admission is free for SAR Members and $5 for non-members.

Download the 2010–2011 Membership Lecture Calendar (full spread) (PDF, 989 KB)


Past 2010–2011 Membership Lectures
Arroyo Hondo Lecture
Thursday, May 19, 2011, 6:30–7:30 pm The Big Pueblo at Arroyo Hondo and the Intriguing Stories It Tells Douglas W. Schwartz (School for Advanced Research) Around A.D. 1300, a great new pueblo of 1,000 rooms emerged at Arroyo Hondo, just south of what is now Santa Fe.
Site tour of Homolovi IV – Virtual Reality Cave Environment Lecture
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:30–7:30 pm Archaeological Virtual Reality: Building the True Digital Museum Doug Gann (Center for Desert Archaeology) Doug Gann takes a critical look at the evolution of virtual archaeology, examining the techniques used to virtually share archaeological research with the public.
2009–2010 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible Lecture
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30–7:30 pm Breaking New Cinematic Ground: Aboriginal Canadian Experimental Videos Kristin Dowell (University of Oklahoma) Dr. Kristin Dowell presents a multimedia look at experimental video production among Aboriginal media artists whose unconventional approach is redefining Canadian media practice.
Sierra Leone Lecture
Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:30–7:30 pm Africa’s Diamond Mines and the Contradictions of Visual Anthropology Daniel Hoffman (University of Washington) For Dr. Daniel Hoffman, the anthropologist with a camera, the diamond mines of West Africa present definite contradictions.
Detail of The Mapa de Cuahtinchan No. 2 Lecture
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:30–7:30 pm Cave, City, and Eagles Nest: Rediscovered Mexican Codex Davíd Carrasco (Harvard University) Dr. Davíd Carrasco, historian of religions, presents an illustrated lecture on a recently recovered early 16th-century Mexican Codex.

Past Membership Lecture Series
Capuchin Monkey2009–2010 Membership LecturesPirates, Primates, and Prosperity: New Insights on Wealth

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