Short Seminars

The short seminar program brings together scholars for intense gatherings that differ from the lengthier advanced seminars in their experimentation and spontaneity. With a three-day time frame and no set structure, short seminars—which include gatherings for research teams, artists, museum professionals, and applied anthropologists—encourage scholars to experiment with creative formats for intellectual dialogue.

Moccasin Maker Seminar Participants Wearing Their MoccasinsOctober 21, 2011Moccasin Seminar IIIFacilitated by Cynthia Chavez Lamar, IARC Director, School for Advanced ResearchThe six moccasin makers met at SAR on October 21, 2011 for another seminar to continue discussions on the collaborative project on Southwest moccasins.
Waorani Warfare: A Biocultural PerspectiveNovember 8–9, 2011Waorani Warfare: A Biocultural PerspectiveCo-chaired by Steve Beckerman, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University; Pam Erickson, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut; and Jim Yost, Independent ScholarThis NSF Research Team Seminar was created to focus on advancing the research of a group of scholars on violence among the Waorani of eastern Ecuador, while expanding its relevance to research on human violence in general.
The Dynamics of Social Networks in the Late Prehispanic SouthwestMarch 13–14, 2012The Dynamics of Social Networks in the Late Prehispanic SouthwestCo-chaired by Jeffery J. Clark, Preservation Archaeologist, Archaeology Southwest; Deborah Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist, Archaeology Southwest; and Barbara J. Mills, Professor and Director, Department of Anthropology, University of ArizonaThis seminar brought together an interdisciplinary team for discussion of their NSF-funded project that was attempting to understand the coalescence and collapse of populations in the western U.S. Southwest during the tumultuous period from AD 1200 to 1550.
Gerren CandelariaMarch 14, 2012San Felipe Potters Seminar IFacilitated by Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Director, IARC, School for Advanced ResearchIn 2012, the IARC brought together seven potters from San Felipe Pueblo to discuss the past, present, and future of pottery making in their community.
The Role of Social Networks in Disaster Recovery in Mexico, Ecuador, and the U.S.April 10–11, 2012The Role of Social Networks in Disaster Recovery in Mexico, Ecuador, and the U.S.Co-chaired by Eric C. Jones, Research Scientist, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Linda M. Whiteford, Office of the Provost, University of South FloridaThis seminar convened to more fully develop theory on collective action following extreme events, for which it is not only variation in networks that is important, but also the comparative or cultural context in which these networks are activated.
Things in Motion: Object Histories, Biographies, and ItinerariesMay 8–9, 2012Things in Motion: Object Histories, Biographies, and ItinerariesCo-chaired by Susan D. Gillespie, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida and Rosemary A. Joyce, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, BerkeleyObjects accrue histories as they move from place to place, person to person. This seminar explored how object histories may alternatively be viewed as “itineraries,” strings of places where objects come to rest or are active, the routes through which things circulate and the means by which they come to move.
Geraldine LovatoMay 11, 2012San Felipe Potters Seminar IIFacilitated by Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Director, IARC, School for Advanced ResearchIn 2012, the IARC brought together seven potters from San Felipe Pueblo to discuss the past, present, and future of pottery making in their community.
The Evolutionary Demography of Fertility: The Influence of Social NetworksJune 19–20, 2012The Evolutionary Demography of Fertility: The Influence of Social NetworksCo-chaired by Daniel Hruschka, Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University ; Rebecca Sear, Reader, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK; and Mary Shenk, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, ColumbiaThis seminar brought together an international team of researchers to develop a project and plan related grant proposals on the use of evolutionary demography to investigate the effects of individual characteristics and social influences on fertility.
Hubert CandelarioJune 25, 2012San Felipe Potters Seminar IIIFacilitated by Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Director, IARC, School for Advanced ResearchIn 2012, the IARC brought together seven potters from San Felipe Pueblo to discuss the past, present, and future of pottery making in their community.
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