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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September 2014
Colloquium
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Living at the Base of an Active Volcano: Search for Serenity Doug Schwartz, Senior Scholar and President Emeritus, School for Advanced Research A volcano on an isolated island north of Sicily named Stromboli erupts every fifteen minutes or so sending hot ash and flames several feet into the air. About every ten years, it erupts violently with deadly force. How do people cope with living with this danger?
October 2014
Colloquium
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Race, Identity, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Kelly Fayard, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College, and Anne Ray Resident Scholar, SAR The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, first noted in published records in the 1940s by anthropologist Frank Speck, is located in Alabama, a place where many incorrectly assume that no Native people remain.
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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