Calendar

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.

June 2016
Francis Tafoya, Lone Deer, 1965. Exhibit
Wednesday, June 1–Friday, December 16, 2016, Free New Eyes: Visions of the Southwest from Childhood: Curated by Annie Brooke Lang, 2015-2016 Anne Ray Intern Paintings by youth artists offer a unique glimpse into everyday life. The IARC houses over 200 paintings and drawings by Native American youth, the youngest just six years old. These works display creativity and ingenuity, with many demonstrating technical skill rivalling work by adults.
September 2016
Colloquium
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free How Nature Works How Nature Works aims to develop an anthropology of labor and work that is attuned and accountable to the potentially irreversible effects of climate change, extinction, and deforestation. The goal of this seminar is to respond philosophically and politically by going beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature, and instead attempt to develop a language for thinking about how nature works. 
October 2016
Special Event
Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 pm, Southwest Seminars (SWS), Hotel Santa Fe, Admission to all seminars is by subscription or $12 at the door. Southwest Seminars Native Culture Matters Lecture Series: Inka Khipu Project Dr. Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce that Southwest Seminars Native Culture Matters Lecture Series is dedicated to and honors the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. In this lecture, Dr. Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University will present Inka Khipu Project.
Miriam Kolar Colloquium
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Listening Across Time and Geography: Exploring Sound in Archaeology Immediate, ephemeral, dynamic: sound pervades human experience and communication. Sharing examples from her integrative archaeoacoustics fieldwork in the Andes, Dr. Miriam Kolar demonstrates how a multidisciplinary fusion of methodologies––acoustical, psychoacoustical, musical, ethnological, and computational, among others––enriches our understanding of ancient life.
Still from Special Event
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:00 pm, Free SAR and State Archives of NM Celebrate Life in 1920s New Mexico with an Evening of Silent Films The School for Advanced Research (SAR) and the State Archives of New Mexico (SANM), a division of the State Commission of Public Records, celebrate Archives Month with an evening of silent films from 1920s New Mexico. The event takes place at The Screen at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016. The screening is free, open to the public and includes a discussion.
Special Event
Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 pm, Southwest Seminars (SWS), Hotel Santa Fe, Admission to all seminars is by subscription or $12 at the door. Southwest Seminars Native Culture Matters Lecture Series: Ancient Pathways To Highways: El Morro National Monument Jeremiah Maybee B.A. (N.Arapaho/Seneca), park ranger (interpretation) at El Morro National Monument and naturalist The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce that Southwest Seminars Native Culture Matters Lecture Series is dedicated to and honors the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. In this lecture, Jeremiah Maybee B.A. (N.Arapaho/Seneca), park ranger (interpretation) at El Morro National Monument and naturalist will discuss Ancient Pathways To Highways: El Morro National Monument.
Nathaniel Millett Colloquium
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Analyzing the Impact of Native Peoples on the Anglo-Caribbean during the Early Modern Era Dr. Nathaniel Millett’s colloquium focuses on the myriad of ways that Native Americans shaped the societies of the British West Indies from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century. The ultimate purpose of Millet’s study is to present a new and systematic view into the history of the Anglo-Atlantic world from a perspective that is largely black and Indian.
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.
Pueblo Bonito doorways at Chaco Canyon Field Trip
Friday, October 14–Sunday, October 16, 2016, $990 per person, double-occupancy (single supplement $125) (includes $20 donation to SAR) Archaeoastronomy of Chaco Canyon Limited to 17 people After an introductory lecture and showing of her films in Santa Fe, Dr. Sofaer will lead the group on a special tour of the major ruins of Chaco Canyon.
Gregorio Gonzales Colloquium
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Sı Eres Genízaro: Recognition, Belonging, and Genízaro Indigeneity in Northern New Mexico Blending archival and ethnographic research with innovative theoretical and methodological frameworks, this colloquium presentation will attend to particular histories and experiences of Genízaro social life within the Pueblo de Abiquiú and Ranchos de Taos. Through this critical work, Gregorio Gonzales will explore how community-based articulations of Genízaro identity continue to navigate the racial geographies and national imaginaries of northern New Mexico and beyond.
Luis Urrieta Colloquium
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Resurgent Indigeneity: Re/Making Indígena and Community through Education In Resurgent Indigeneity, Luis Urrieta will explore and analyze the development of a rural mothers’ movement which by re/claiming an indígena (indigenous) identity in Michoacán, Mexico successfully agitated for a bilingual (P’hrépecha/Spanish) bicultural school for their children.
November 2016
David Romo Colloquium
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free A Global Microhistory of El Paso and Ciudad Juaréz: Axis and Allied Intelligence and Propaganda along the U.S. – Mexico Border, 1933 to 1945 Dr. David Romo will explore the impact of German, Japanese, British, American and Mexican propaganda and intelligence activities along the U.S.-Mexico border before and during World War II.
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.
Petroglyph at Comanche Gap, Galisteo Basin Field Trip
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 am, $165 per person Rock Art and Ruins of the Galisteo Basin with Gary Hein Limited to 17 people Our full-day expedition will be led by Gary Hein, who has made a specialty of our region’s petroglyphs. Highlights include rock art near Pueblo Blanco, Galisteo Pueblo, Petroglyph Hill, and more.
Alison Heller Colloquium
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Bad Births, Bad Bodies: Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger In the West African country of Niger, 1 in 23 women will die from maternal causes and 5-13 more will survive with chronic disabilities. How are women who suffer from fistula represented in the Global North? Does it matter? Based on 18 months of research in Niger, this talk by Alison Heller will explore these and other questions.
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
Detail of Group of a Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site,Yucatán Field Trip
Friday, February 10–Sunday, February 19, 2017, $5,025, double occupancy, w/o airfare. Price includes $500 donation to SAR. Yucatán: Maya Ruins and Fabulous Haciendas with Dr. William Saturno Limited to 14 participants. Following in the footsteps of the early SAR archaeologists in the Yucatán Peninsula, we will visit the ruins of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Izamal, and Dzibilchaltun.
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.
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 Riley.

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