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.

For more information, please contact scholar[at]sarsf.org or call (505) 954-7240.

June 2016
Michael Messner, 2016 Summer Scholar Colloquium
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Guys Like Me: Six Wars, Six Veterans for Peace Michael Messner, Professor, Department of Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California “Guys Like Me” is a life-history study of six U.S. men, combat veterans of WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, who became lifelong advocates for peace.
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.
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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?
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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.

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