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.

Monday, January 9, 2017The Indian Arts Research Center is pleased to announce its 2017 Speaker Series, 110 Years at SAR: Preservation, Policy, and Thought Leadership.

2017 marks the 110th anniversary of SAR and in some respects, the goals established in 1907 continue to carry us forward today. This year’s Speaker Series explores the evolution of these ideas and the innovative ways in which SAR continues to support the intersections between indigenous thought, archaeology, anthropology, and ethics in the twenty-first century.

Gregorio GonzalesWednesday, January 4, 2017SAR’s 2016-2017 Lamon Scholar, Gregorio Gonzales on NPR

On December 29, 2016, NPR’s All Things Considered aired a story about the mixed-race Genizaros, whose history in northern New Mexico goes back to the seventeenth century. The term genizaros has been used as a racial slur referring to the Native Americans who were captured in warfare in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and held in servitude by New Mexican families. Though the years of slavery seemed to absorb the Native Americans into the Hispanic culture of the region, the Genizaros have always known who they are. Now Genizaro scholars are beginning to share their story with the world.

Click here to learn more about Gregorio Gonzales’ work at SAR.

Flagg MillerMonday, December 12, 2016School for Advanced Research Lecture Series Continues: The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-QaidaThe School for Advanced Research lecture series, Crossing Global Frontiers, continues Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Professor Flagg Miller will explore The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qaida.

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