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.

February 2016
David Treuer, 2015-2016 Resident Scholar Colloquium
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Writing Living History David Treuer, Professor, Dept. of English, University of Southern California Dr. Treuer will discuss the strategies (and the difficulties) in writing living history in relation to his book-in-progress, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee.
March 2016
David E. Stuart Colloquium
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Four Families and their Quest for the American Dream, Part II, 1770’s - 1940 David E. Stuart, Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, UNM, and Senior Scholar, SAR At SAR members’ request, David Stuart presents Part II (1770's-- 1940) of his American Family saga of the Vandergrifts, Harts, Goldsboroughs and Dunsmores.
Native American Steel Gangs Sparks
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 3:00–4:00 pm, $5 admission fee Native American Steel Gangs Presenter: Fred Friedman Historian Fred Friedman traces the origin, development, and present status of Native American railroad laborers, providing the perspective of both track workers and railroad management. Register online here.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free New Geospatial Approaches in Anthropology Advanced Seminar co-chairs, Robert L. Anemone, Professor and Department Head, Dept. of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Greenboro, and Glenn C. Conroy, Professor, Depts. of Anthropology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, Washington University Bringing together a diverse group of remote sensing specialists and anthropologists - including primatologists, paleoanthropologists, and Old World and New World archaeologists – this seminar will explore tools, techniques and methods derived from the geographic information sciences to describe, map, and analyze a variety of spatially distributed anthropological data.
Nicole Taylor, Director of Scholar Programs at SAR Colloquium
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us about Gender, Body Image, and Obesity Nicole Taylor, Director of Scholar Programs, SAR Drawing on ethnographic examples from nine months of fieldwork at a southern Arizona high school, Nicole Taylor explores how adolescent boys and girls managed their body size, social status, and identities as body-conscious individuals within the broader social milieu of panic about overweight and obesity in the US.
Speaker Series
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00 pm Keynote Session—NAGPRA Then and Now This keynote session explores the state of repatriation prior to the 1990 NAGPRA policy, and asks the questions of what has happened since then and what must happen now.
Agustin Fuentes Lecture
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Human Evolution: A Cocktail of Creativity Agustin Fuentes A cocktail of creativity and collaboration that is unique to our species has propelled the development of our bodies, minds, and cultures — for good and for bad. We are neither the nastiest nor the nicest species. We are first and foremost the species singularly distinguished, and shaped, by creativity.
Speaker Series
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:00 pm Community Challenges in a Post-NAGPRA Landscape Cultural restrictions, museum collection care policies, and many other issues play into the decisions communities are forced to make about whether or not to repatriate. What are the challenges communities face today as a result of repatriation and how are they being negotiated?
April 2016
Speaker Series
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:00 pm Consumption and the Market: The Paris Auctions Through discussion of the auctions and the Native art market, this panel seeks to explore the broader market for sacred materials, the production of fakes and replicas for the market, and the need for strengthening national laws and creating international repatriation guidelines.
Big Jo Lumber, near intersection of Sandoval and San Francisco Street. Sparks
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3:00–4:00 pm, $5 admission fee Big Jo Lumber Company Site and Santa Fe’s Colorful Historic Past Presenter: Tim Maxwell Archaeological excavations at the site of the former Big Jo Lumber Company, now the home of the Eldorado Hotel, looked at an eighteenth-century building in use until razed in 1984. Register online here.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free A World of Walls: Why are we Building New Barriers to Divide Us? Advanced Seminar co-chairs, Randall H. McGuire, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Binghamton University, and Laura McAtackney, Associate Professor in Sustainable Heritage Management, Aarhus University, Denmark How do contemporary walls succeed and/or fail at resolving problems and what are the unforeseen repercussions of an increasingly materially segregated world?
Speaker Series
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:00 pm After the Inventories: Museums Becoming Stewards Since NAGPRA was enacted, much has changed and museums are being asked to consider new ways of understanding their collections and role in interpretation, preservation, and general stewardship of cultural heritage.
Barbara King Lecture
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Animal Emotion Barbara King Biological anthropologist Barbara King reveals unexpected breadth in animal emotion, ranging from wild dolphins to farm animals to our much loved companion animals — dogs, cats, horses, and more. In this illustrated talk she shares stores of animal love and animal grief and responds to those who worry that attributing such deep emotion to other species is mere anthropomorphism.
Abo at Salinas Field Trip
Friday, April 29, 2016, 8:00 am–8:00 pm, $275 per person The Gardens of Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira The historical significance of the pueblos of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument cannot be overlooked by those who study the Southwest, and neither can the remarkable history of its gardens and site design that stretches over a thousand years.
May 2016
Jennifer Himmelreich and Annie Brooke Lang Colloquium
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free IARC Intern Presentations Jennifer Himmelreich and Annie Brooke Lang, Indian Arts Research Center, SAR
Carol Stanley and Jack Lambert Sparks
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 3:00–4:00 pm, $5 admission fee In the Company of Women: Jack Lambert and the Ladies of the Canyons Presenter: Lesley Poling-Kempes Jack Lambert played a prominent role in the Santa Fe life of sisters Elizabeth and Martha White. He was the manager of the estate they fondly called El Delirio, the home of SAR since 1973. Jack’s adventures with other equally plucky eastern ladies is the topic of this tale by author Lesley Poling-Kempes. Register online here.
Arroyo Hondo Pueblo rendering Field Trip
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, $150 per person Arroyo Hondo Pueblo: The Story Continues… This field trip will explore a spectacular and varied environment, including the layout and growth of farmland near the Pueblo, Pueblo life in the 14th Century, the crises faced by the inhabitants, and how the Pueblo finally became a ruin.
Arroyo Hondo Pueblo rendering Field Trip
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, $150 per person Arroyo Hondo Pueblo: The Story Continues… This field trip will explore a spectacular and varied environment, including the layout and growth of farmland near the Pueblo, Pueblo life in the 14th Century, the crises faced by the inhabitants, and how the Pueblo finally became a ruin.
June 2016
Black micaceous water jar, by Lonnie Vigil. Field Trip
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, $250 per person Lonnie Vigil – The Master of Micaceous Clay On this field trip Lonnie takes you on his personal journey from Washington, D.C. back to Nambe Pueblo, leaving a career in financial and business consulting, and finding his soul’s work in micaceous clay. He will demonstrate how he works with clay as he creates a pot before your eyes.

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