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.
July 2016
Hoda Bandeh-Ahmadi, 2016 Summer Scholar Colloquium
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Anthropological Generations: A Post-Independence Ethnography of Academic Anthropology and Sociology in India Hoda Bandeh-Ahmadi, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan Ms. Bandeh-Ahmadi’s talk explores the disciplinary and sub-disciplinary boundaries that emerged within and around the University of Delhi (DU) anthropology department in the decades after India’s independence in 1947.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Tinkering with Armageddon Hugh Gusterson, Professor, Department of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University Based on interviews at the weapons labs and in Washington DC, this talk asks why the U.S. decided to give up nuclear testing and how the weapons labs developed a new organizational culture to replace one grounded in nuclear testing.  And it asks the ultimate question: how can we be sure the weapons still work if we cannot test them?
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Orientalism on Trial: Enrico Cerulli and the United Nations War Crimes Commission James De Lorenzi, Associate Professor, Department of History, John Jay College, CUNY Dr. De Lorenzi’s talk explores the stormy relationship of Heruy Walda Selasse (1878-1938), the foremost Ethiopian intellectual of the early twentieth century, and Enrico Cerulli (1898-1988), the distinguished Italian orientalist and longtime colonial administrator.  It examines the intertextual politics of their research and larger questions concerning the relationship between vernacular and academic knowledge.
Tracy L. Brown, 2016 Summer Scholar Colloquium
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free ‘Half Indians’: Pueblo Governance and Sovereignty after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Tracy L. Brown, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, Central Michigan University Dr. Brown will be conducting archival research at the State Records Center and the Center for Southwest Studies this summer investigating how (or if) the ambiguous status of the 'real' Indian impacted the political functioning of Pueblo communities between 1848 and 1913. During her colloquia presentation, she will discuss her findings and the status of her project.
August 2016
Kelli Jo Ford, 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Artist Talk
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 5:30 pm, Free Public lecture and reception for Kelli Ford Kelli Ford is the 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at SAR and the recipient of the 2016 Elizabeth George Foundation Artistic Grant. While at SAR, she will be working on polishing up her book, Crooked Hallelujah.
Carol Emarthle-Douglas. Artist Talk
Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5:30 pm, Free Public lecture, reception, and open studio for Carol Emarthle-Douglas Emarthle-Douglas is a highly accomplished basketmaker, most recently the proud recipient of the Best of Show Award for the 2015 SWAIA Indian Market. In addition, her baskets have been exhibited throughout the United States and can be found in the collections of many museums, including the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), Autry National Center (Los Angeles, CA), and Montclair Museum (Newark, NJ).

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