Crossing Global Frontiers

2016-2017 Membership Lectures [Open to the General Public]

All lectures take place at the James A. Little Theater on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

The lectures begin at 6:30 PM.

FREE for SAR Members, $10 for non-members. If you are not already a member, join here.

October 2016
Aneesh Aneesh Lecture
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members Global Citizenship Aneesh Aneesh Aneesh Aneesh identifies a nascent political formation where citizenship is untied from one territory, one state, and one system of rights, and citizenship floats as a virtual basket of rights, enforced by various states, and negotiated by a variety of organizations. Register here.
November 2016
Awa Tsireh’s Paintings of Koshare and the Politics of Preservation Lecture
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians Sascha Scott Art historian Sascha Scott explores the strange mixture of art and Indian politics between the two world wars.
January 2017
Flagg Miller Lecture
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qaida Flagg Miller In an intriguing talk, Flagg Miller, associate professor of religious studies, will focus on bin Laden’s emergence as a leader renowned for asceticism and audacity in challenging America’s global power.
February 2017
Steve Lekson Lecture
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members What Ifs: Santa Fe and Southwestern Archaeology Steve Lekson In this entertaining talk, archaeologist Steven Lekson asks some “what ifs?” What if: Instead of Santa Fe, Southwestern archaeology centered in Tucson? Or developed out of Ciudad Chihuahua?
May 2017
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.
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.

To view past lectures in 2016-2017, click here.

Past Membership Lecture Series
Agustin Fuentes2015-2016 Membership LecturesHumanity's Evolutionary Path - Fact & Fantasy
Grandmother carrying child in Borana, Ethiopia2014–2015 Membership LecturesThe Journey to Becoming Human
Picuris Mural2013–2014 Membership LecturesThe Anthropology of Faith and Belief
Wodaabe Woman, c. 19972012–2013 Membership LecturesCelebrating the Breadth of SAR Alumni
2011–2012 Membership Lectures—rev·o·lu·tions2011–2012 Membership Lecturesrev·o·lu·tions
2009–2010 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible2010–2011 Membership LecturesThe Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible
Capuchin Monkey2009–2010 Membership LecturesPirates, Primates, and Prosperity: New Insights on Wealth
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