The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a dynamic environment, with artists, scholars, and staff engaged in a wide variety of exciting activities. Listed below are some recent happenings here at SAR.

Mabel Dodge Luhan HouseWednesday, March 22, 2017School for Advanced Research Field Trip Explores Mabel Dodge Luhan, D. H. Lawrence, and the Earthships of Northern New Mexico

Since the late 1880s, northern New Mexico has been a place of starting over. But it really was in the early decades of the twentieth century, as people fled the collapse of modernity and the failure of progress in the wake of the Great War, that it came into its own as a refuge. That’s the theme of the May 12, 2017, field trip sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). Study leaders are garlic farmer and writer Stanley Crawford, and Mabel Dodge Luhan historian Ellen Bradbury. They will accompany twenty participants to Taos and environs to explore Experimental Living on the Edge of the Taos Desert: Mabel Dodge Luhan, D. H. Lawrence, and the Earthships of Northern New Mexico.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017NEW VIDEO - Steve Lekson's Membership Lecture is online 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017J.I. Staley Prize winner announced for 2017 
Shield Figure with Four Pointed Star, Mesa PrietaThursday, March 9, 2017Public Talk: Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change and Mesa Prieta Field Trip

The rich cultural history and significance of rock art and petroglyphs in the Rio Grande Valley, and an exploration of those artifacts, make up two must-attend events sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in April. “Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change,” a public talk by Polly Schaafsma takes place from 3:30-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 26 at SAR. Then on Friday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., see examples of petroglyphs as you explore “Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images, 7,500 years of Rock Art,” a field trip to Mesa Prieta, north of Santa Fe.

John Nieto-PhillipsThursday, March 9, 2017Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage?

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that Professor John Nieto-Phillips of Indiana University will present a lecture, Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s, on April 27, 2017. The event at 6:30 p.m. at The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available first come, first seated.

2015-2016 SAR Annual ReportWednesday, March 1, 2017SAR 2016 Annual Report, SAR in the World, Available Online

In our 2016 Annual Report, we take a look at the work of the year's resident fellows and provide a map that includes areas of research around the globe for the past three years.

Society for Applied AnthropologyTuesday, February 28, 2017Santa Fe History Events Free at SfAA Conference

SAR will play a key role in the 77th annual conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology, which meets in Santa Fe from March 28-April 1.

The conference begins on Tuesday, March 28, with Santa Fe/New Mexico Day. These events, which are free to the public, include Southwestern-focused sessions on climate change, public health, farming, culinary traditions, and water issues. The day concludes with a screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a newly released feature-length film in which a Lakota elder and his companion take a white author into the heart of contemporary Lakota Country.

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