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.

Friday, September 15, 2017SAR’s spring 2018 public lecture speaker Elizabeth Kolbert interviewed on NPR’s “Democracy Now” about climate change and hurricanes Harvey and Irma 
Donald BrenneisFriday, September 15, 2017SAR Board Member Receives Prestigious Award from AAA

The American Anthropological Association has announced that a member of the SAR board of directors, Donald Brenneis, will be awarded the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. Since 1976 the award has been presented annually to individuals “whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievements that have well served the anthropological profession.” A formal presentation of the award will take place at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in early December.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017SAR President Michael Brown to speak at Southwest Seminars on the challenges of protecting the intangible cultural heritage of indigenous peoples, September 25, 2017

Michael F. Brown will present a lecture entitled “Stop Stealing Our Culture! Challenges of Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Peoples” as part of a Southwest Seminars series on the theme “Native Culture Matters.” This event will draw on Brown’s book Who Owns Native Culture? (Harvard University Press, 2003).

Please note: This lecture will be held on September 25 at 6PM at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, rather than at Southwest Seminars’ usual venue.

Warren Montoya, Tuesday, September 5, 20172017 King Fellow Warren Montoya arrives at SAR 

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