Colloquia

Meetings are held at noon in the Boardroom of the SAR Administration Building at 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico unless otherwise specified.

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October 2014
Colloquium
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Comanche New Mexico: Indigenous Archives Severin Fowles, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar, SAR We are accustomed to describing eighteenth century New Mexico as a Spanish colony and reading its history from this perspective.
Colloquium
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Indigenous Militancy and Creativity in the Peruvian Amazon: A Forty-Year Perspective on the Awajún Struggle for Cultural Survival Michael Brown, President of the School for Advanced Research The Awajún (Aguaruna) people of Peru’s Upper Amazon have emerged as one of South America’s most influential indigenous societies, known for an ironclad commitment to self-determination and an ability to mobilize other indigenous peoples in common cause.
Colloquium
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free The Archaeology of the Pueblo Revolt and Spanish Reconquest at Tunyo, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico Joseph Aguilar, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, and Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar, SAR The first systematic investigations at the mesa-top refuge community of Tunyo at San Ildefonso Pueblo offer new insights into the pivotal post-revolt period of pueblo history, where in 1694 nine Tewa villages led a successful defense against the reconquest efforts of Don Diego de Vargas.
Colloquium
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free The Changing Roles of Ethnicity and Education as Determinants of Fertility: The Case of Kinshasa David Shapiro, Professor of Economics, Demography and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University In the mid-1950s, a large-scale survey carried out in the Belgian Congo found substantial differences in fertility of different ethnic groups, with groups from the north of the country in particular showing comparatively low fertility and a high incidence of sterility.
November 2014
Colloquium
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free From Gypsy Work to EU Recycling: Waste, Race, and Environment in Bulgaria Elana Resnick, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar, SAR Understanding how waste is produced, collected, stored, circulated, transformed, destroyed, and defined can tell us much about the organization of social life. This becomes clear when observing the Roma (Gypsy) minority in Bulgaria, who comprise about 10 percent of the total population.

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