Lectures, symposiums, artist open houses, colloquiums, field trips, and many other events are regularly sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). These are available to SAR members, and many also are open to the general public. All upcoming events are listed below.

April 2014
Patricia Baudino Colloquium
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Anne Ray Intern Presentations Patricia Baudino and Jordan Wilson, Anne Ray Interns, SAR “To be Able to Share: Manifesting Change through Collections-Based Collaboration” by Patricia Baudino; “An Oral History with Delbert Guerin” by Jordan Wilson
May 2014
Ancestral Navajo Field Trip
Thursday, May 1–Saturday, May 3, 2014 Ancestral Navajo: Rock Art and Pueblitos de Dinétah Trip Leader: Larry Baker The remote landscape of northwestern New Mexico is known as Dinétah by the Navajo people. Scattered in this ancestral Navajo homeland are small defensive sites— pueblitos— that the Navajos constructed in the eighteenth century to protect themselves from slaving raids by neighboring Utes.
Islah Jad Colloquium
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Empowering Women amidst Conflict and Contesting Power in Chaos: Palestinian Women, Local Councils, and Democracy on the West Bank and Gaza Islah Jad, Associate Professor and Director, Women's Studies Institute, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine, and Campbell Scholar, SAR Classic literature perceives local governments as an important path for decentralizing the often centralized state power, thus involving people at the grass-roots level to share power. Women, in this context and according to women’s rights universal conventions, are perceived as better served and more empowered.
SAR Logo Field Trip
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 am–3:30 pm The Tewa World: Posi-Ouinge and Santa Clara Pueblo Trip Leaders: Kurt Anschuetz and Porter Swentzell The Tewa people have lived in northern New Mexico for centuries, including the modern villages of Santa Clara, Okhay Owingeh, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoaque, and Nambe Pueblos. The ancestral villages of the Tewa are scattered along the tributaries of the Rio Chama and Rio Grande, including the archaeological site called “Posi-Ouinge” located near Ojo Caliente.
SAR Logo Colloquium
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Costly and Cute: How Helpless Newborns Made Us Human Advanced Seminar chairs Karen R. Rosenberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware and Wenda R. Trevathan, Regents Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces The extremely helpless and highly dependent state of the human infant at birth may have been as important in contributing to human biological and cultural evolution as “man the hunter” and “woman the gatherer.”
Postcommodity. Symposium
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00–6:30 pm, Free, Reservations Required Transformation(s): Cultural Spaces, Indigenous Peoples, and Arts Organizers: Patricia Baudino and Jordan Wilson, Anne Ray Interns Emanating from a place of Indigenous transformation and activism, many museums and art institutions continue to respond to the call for new practices that de-center the traditional knowledge of these institutions. These transformations are altering knowledge and practices and, arguably, their purpose. The afternoon’s events will include panels consisting of curators, artists, scholars, and museum professionals who will discuss these transformations in the arts and culture fields.
Amy Lonetree Colloquium
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free ‘Research with, by, and for Native Communities’: Writing a Visual History of the Ho-Chunk Nation, 1879–1960 Amy Lonetree, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Anne Ray Resident Scholar, SAR This presentation focuses on the process of writing a tribal history that places at the center of analysis photographs and film imagery from two significant collections currently housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society: the Charles Van Schaick Collection and the Bennett Family Collection.
SAR Logo Lecture
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers God is Red, Still! Severin Fowles Anthropologist Severin Fowles draws upon the rich history of the Pueblo people of the American Southwest in an illustrated talk on author Vine Deloria’s classic analysis of Native American place-based theologies.
August 2014
Satellite image of Valles Caldera Field Trip
Friday, August 15, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Archaeology and Geology of the Valles Caldera Trip Leaders: Ana Steffen and Kirt Kempter Join us for an insightful and exclusive trip into the heart of the Valles Caldera National Preserve with Cultural Resources Coordinator Ana Steffen and geologist Kirt Kempter. Known for its distinctive caldera rim, expansive grasslands with elk herds, and its cultural importance to local pueblos, the Valles Caldera has developed an allure that makes visitors want to return time and time again to seek out its solitude and beauty.
September 2014
Eagle Trap Field Trip
Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:00 am–3:00 pm Burnt Mesa Pueblo and Eagle Traps Trip Leaders: Rory Gauthier and Robert Powers Burnt Mesa, above Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Park, was ravaged by the 1977 La Mesa Fire, which changed the visual landscape of Bandelier’s northern boundary. The once-prominent ponderosa forest has transitioned into grass and shrubs, which have attracted elk into the park. This open landscape has allowed visitors to more easily notice the numerous rock mound sites signifying Ancestral Puebloan life on the mesa.
Llama packing to Rainbow Bridge Field Trip
Monday, September 29–Saturday, October 4, 2014, Trip limited to 10 participants Extraordinary Adventure: Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge Trip leader: Kimberly Spurr On the northern edge of the Navajo Nation, Navajo Mountain rises to 10,388 feet. Geologically unique as an isolated laccolithic dome, the mountain towers above 1,500-foot deep canyons and breath-taking contours of Navajo sandstone. This spectacular and remote country on the Utah and Arizona border provides a unique opportunity to explore a rarely visited part of the Colorado Plateau, which contains a wealth of archaeological pre-history and contemporary Navajo cultural history.
October 2014
Governor Bent Field Trip
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Rebellion in Taos: the Uprising of 1847 Trip Leader: Robert J. Tórrez The years 1846 and 1847 were volatile times in New Mexico, particularly in Taos and Taos Pueblo. On January 19, 1847, Governor Bent, his brother-in-law, and four US-appointed local officials were murdered in Taos. The revolt against the newly instituted US authorities quickly spread to Mora and other communities in northern New Mexico.
Guaje Ruin Kiva in 2005 Field Trip
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Guaje Canyon: Archaeology and Fire on the Pajarito Plateau Trip Leaders: Rory Gauthier and Dr. Craig Allen One extensive group of ruins that we will visit lies on the high, narrow mesa north of Guaje Canyon. Here, at least seven ruins are spread along the crest of the mesa, including five kivas that are carved into the tufa bedrock. A string of fifty cavate rooms are found along the base of the canyon, which were accessible to the mesa village by hand- and toe-holds and carved stairs.

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