CIAA LiteratureMonday, October 24, 2016The School for Advanced Research Launches New Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies with a Colloquium by Dr. David Romo

The School for Advanced Research marks the beginning of a new Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, with a colloquium at noon. SAR’s Mellon Fellow, David Romo, will discuss Mexican Nazis and Global Pachucos:  Propaganda, Intelligence and the Production of Border Invasion Anxiety.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016SAR Going LIVE on The Voice of Santa Fe

Michael Brown, president of SAR, will be interviewed LIVE on the Chamber radio show, “Business Matters,” on Tuesday, November 29th at 11:00 am.

Sascha ScottMonday, October 10, 2016The Strange Mixture of Art & Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians

The School for Advanced Research lecture series, Crossing Global Frontiers, continues Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Professor Sascha Scott will explore A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians, the subject of her recently published book of the same name.

Native American Arts Magazine, October/November 2016Monday, October 3, 2016IARC Partners with Native American Art Magazine

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) has always had a presence at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. In 2015 and again this year, the IARC hosted dealers and patrons of the Whitehawk Antique Shows, Objects of Art Shows, and members of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA) for exclusive tours of the IARC vaults. These informed audiences enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the rich history of SAR, and to view the world-class IARC collections, up close and personal.

Joshua Rose, Editor of the Native American Art Magazine and reputable gallery owner recognized our efforts to engage not only dealers and collectors, but a broader public. The excitement of seeing the contents of the vaults convinced Joshua to include and introductory 2-page story in the Indian Market issue with a feature article in the October/November Issue of the magazine. We are pleased to share the story with you.  We also extend our gratitude to Joshua and Native American Art Magazine, and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.

Still from Wednesday, September 14, 2016SAR and State Archives of NM Celebrate Life in 1920s New Mexico with an Evening of Silent Films

Santa Fe, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) and the State Archives of New Mexico (SANM), a division of the State Commission of Public Records, celebrate Archives Month with an evening of silent films from 1920s New Mexico. The event takes place at The Screen at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016. The screening is free, open to the public and includes a discussion.

Friday, September 9, 2016New Public Lecture Series Launches 
Paul Ryer, Director of Scholar ProgramsTuesday, August 23, 2016August 23, 2016: We welcome Paul Ryer, our new Director of Scholar Programs

Trained as a cultural anthropologist at the University of Chicago, Professor Paul Ryer has conducted long-term research in Cuba — where he was affiliated with the University of Havana — and its diasporas. His research rethinks the imagined geographies of cubanidad, or Cubanness, arguing that in the Cuban vernacular, cubanidad rests uneasily between the scarcities of socialism and the consumer goods of the West, and that its contradictions and limits are distinctively exposed by the experiences and positioning of resident African-born, Cuban-educated students.

Bruce BernsteinThursday, August 18, 2016SAR Announces New In-Depth Classes Beginning Fall 2016

Topics Include Southwest Native Art and Prehistoric Four Corners Communities

Santa Fe, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce “SAR In Depth Classes” for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Beginning this fall, the School for Advanced Research is offering two classes on campus open to SAR members and the general public. The fall class will take a close look at Southwest Native American art, while the spring class will focus on the prehistoric communities of the Four Corners area.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016Southwest Seminars Presents Native Culture Matters Lecture Series To Honor and Acknowledge Indian Art Research Center at SAR

Santa Fe, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce that Southwest Seminars Native Culture Matters Lecture Series is dedicated to and honors the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. The nine-week series, beginning Monday, August 15 and continuing through October 10, 2016, features prominent speakers from throughout Indian Country, discussing topics as varied as archaeology, art, literature, film and scholarly research. Each lecture is at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Santa Fe, a Picuris Pueblo Enterprise. Admission to all seminars is by subscription or $12 at the door. For more information, visit www.southwestseminars.org, or call Connie Eichstaedt, Director, at 505-466-2775.

New SAR Board MembersTuesday, August 9, 2016Four Appointed to School for Advanced Research Board of Directors

Santa Fe, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. Nancy F. Bern, John R. Camp, Joe Colvin and Meg Lamme were elected at the meeting of the SAR Board of Directors on August 6, 2016.

Collaborative Grid Art, Santa Fe Youth Development ProgramWednesday, August 3, 2016August 3, 2016: IARC partners with Santa Fe County Youth Development Program

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce a partnership with the Santa Fe County Youth Development Program to bring Native artists and incarcerated youth together to promote Native American art, culture, and learning.

IAF.T659, Diné (Navajo) textile, maker unknownTuesday, August 2, 2016August 2, 2016: SAR Partners with Show Promoters for Private Tours of Indian Art Collection

Art and antique lovers flock to Santa Fe during August, when the city hosts two important shows. Attendees of the Antique American Indian Art and Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art shows have the opportunity to tour and learn about the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) collections at the School for Advanced Research (SAR). SAR will host extended, private tours during both shows for art and antique patrons, as part of SAR’s partnership with both show producers.

Doug SchwartzTuesday, August 2, 2016A Celebration of the Life and Work of Douglas W. Schwartz

Please join us for a celebration of the life of Douglas W. Schwartz, SAR president emeritus and senior scholar. The event and reception are free and open to the public. Seating is limited; first come, first seated.

Saturday, August 27 at 2 p.m.
St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

The reception will be held in the Museum Courtyard following the presentation.

Friday, July 29, 2016July 29, 2016: ABQ Journal, Artist experiments with technique at School for Advanced ResearchClick here to read the article in the Albuquerque Journal.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016SAR Announces 2016-2017 Field Trips 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Public lecture and reception for writer Kelli Ford on August 3 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Public lecture, reception, and open studio for artist Carol Emarthle-Douglas on August 4 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016SAR Scholar Books, Exhibitions and Online Articles

Stay up-to-date with news of Alison Heller, Debra Martin and Nancy Marie Mithlow.

Michael Messner, 2016 Summer ScholarThursday, June 30, 2016Summer at SAR Features Diverse Scholars, Free Colloquia & Events

Nuclear Testing, War Crimes and Native Sovereignty Among Topics

Santa Fe, NM – Summer is a season full of diverse colloquia and events at the School for Advanced Research. Through July, the public is invited to attend colloquia presented by the 2016 class of Summer Scholars, and a lecture by and reception for Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Kelli Ford in August.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016Position Announcement - Membership and Public Programs Associate

MEMBERSHIP AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE - DEVELOPMENT

FUNCTION: Coordinate membership and public programs of SAR. Plan and implement activities to maintain, increase, and acquire new members, including the coordination of public programs and providing quality customer service to members and other SAR guests. Prepare reports and maintain accurate data relating to membership and public program activities. This position is full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, and will occasionally include evening and weekend events.

Carol Emarthle-Douglas. Tuesday, June 14, 2016Press Release: SAR welcomes Carol Emarthle-Douglas as the 2016 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow

Santa Fe, NM ─ The School for Advanced Research (SAR) welcomes Carol Emarthle-Douglas as the 2016 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow.

As a basket weaver, Carol Emarthle-Douglas is constantly searching for inspiration for new designs, shapes, and ideas to create new baskets. While at SAR, she plans to study the IARC collection and the artists represented within to draw inspiration for her work. She has recently begun using a new technique in her work: beading directly onto a coiled basket. This will play an important role in the project she has planned for her fellowship at SAR.

Scott G. OrtmanThursday, May 12, 2016Announcing the 2017 Linda S. Cordell Prize Winner

Dr. Scott G. Ortman has been awarded the 2017 Linda S. Cordell Prize for his book, Winds from the North: Tewa Origins and Historical Archaeology. Drawing together research from archaeology, linguistics, cognitive psychology, physical anthropology, ethnology, and Pueblo traditional histories Ortman’s book addresses a long-standing question in Southwestern archaeology: what happened to the 13th-century inhabitants of the Mesa Verde region?

Nancy Owen LewisFriday, May 6, 2016Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health

LATEST: Nancy Owen Lewis’s Chasing the Cure in New Mexico featured in May 6 edition of Pasatiempo.

SAR scholar in residence, Nancy Owen Lewis, has completed her book Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health, which was recently published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

Monday, April 25, 2016The National Science Foundation Renews Grant for Research Team Seminars at SAR 
Carol Emarthle-Douglas. Monday, April 18, 2016SAR Announces 2016-2017 Native Artist Fellows

The School for Advanced Research’s (SAR) Indian Arts Research Center offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. While in residence, the artists can access the School’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) collection of Native arts for research and study. SAR is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 cycle of artists-in-residence.

Malignant: How Cancer Becomes UsMonday, April 4, 2016Announcing the 2016 J.I. Staley Prize

Dr. S. Lochlann Jain has been awarded the 2016 J.I. Staley Prize for her book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us. Pulling together reams of cultural analysis across a range of material, Dr. Lochlann Jain writes a brilliant narrative about cancer, the expectations of patients to display fortitude and optimism, and the confusion generated by the seemingly never ending research into treatments and cures.

Thursday, March 31, 2016Indian Country Today: The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

The topic sounded dry as bones, but the discussion was anything but.

Seventy people gathered at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe to hear experts tell of their personal experiences with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or as it is more commonly known—NAGPRA.

Moderator Bruce Bernstein, of the Coe Foundation, framed the discussion in terms of the tangible and intangible consequences of NAGPRA. The tangible being the return of the “product” (in the bureaucratic mindset) and the intangible being the emotional and intellectual journey precipitated by its return. As Bernstein put it: “The return begins a deeper sense of what it is to be reunited, to be stewards not owners.”

Read the entire article here.

Jamila BargachWednesday, March 30, 2016Jamila Bargach's Work on Fog-harvesting Recognized in The New Yorker

“On days like today, I am the queen of fog,” she said. “That’s how it is on the best days, anyway. On the worst days, I am its slave” (from The New Yorker online, March 22, 2016). These were Jamila Bargach's words after the opening ceremony for Cloudfisher, a fog harvesting operation in Morrocco. Bargach is the cofounder and director of Dar Si Hmad, a Moroccan NGO that partnered with several German organizations to bring potable water to the Aït Baâmrane tribal region of southwest Morocco. Cloudfisher is the result.

Bargach was the Vera R. Campbell Resident Scholar at SAR in 2010-2011. While she was at SAR, she focused on the human aspects of the fog-harvesting project, such as how this technology can be used consciously to empower and bring positive change to the lives of women and girls.

Click here to read The New Yorker article.

Click here for more about Bargach's work at SAR.

Monday, March 28, 2016Employment Opportunities at SAR 
A-Janngu (Spotted Stingray) rock artFriday, March 25, 2016New Books and Articles by SAR AlumsNew books and articles from Dr. Charles Briggs, Dr. Liam Brady and Dr. Catherine Bestemen.
J.C Abbey, Ghana's puppeteerMonday, March 14, 2016Documentary On Ghana’s Preeminent Puppeteer Screens April 20

Santa Fe, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce a very special event in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts. On April 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. CCA will screen J.C.ABBEY, GHANA’S PUPPETEER, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Steve Feld. This one-time screening is a benefit for SAR’s community education and outreach programs. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes the 55-minute film and post-screening discussion.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016Press Release: SAR welcomes Kathleen Wall as the 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow

Santa Fe, NM ─ The School for Advanced Research (SAR) welcomes Kathleen Wall as the 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. A Jemez Pueblo sculptor, Wall continues the clay tradition passed on to her by her mother and grandmother. Recently she has added painting to her artistic repertoire and plans to incorporate the two arts in her project at SAR. Her investigations into the past are leading to a complex new project focused on Native American personal names that contain references to specific geographic locations.

SAR LogoSaturday, February 27, 2016The School for Advanced Research Board of Directors welcomes two new members

The School for Advanced Research Board of Directors has welcomed two new members. Douglas L. Nelson of TCI Wealth Advisors and Julie S. Rivers of Gerber & Bateman, PA were elected during the Board’s biannual meeting on February 27, 2016.

Thursday, February 25, 2016SAR Announces 2016 Speaker Series: Forging New Landscapes in Cultural Stewardship and Repatriation" 
Friday, February 19, 2016Alumni News/Artist Edition, February 2016Catch the latest news about SAR alumni Glenda McKay, Dawn Dark Mountain, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Will Wilson and Duane Slick.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016President's Message, February 2016It’s been a cold and snowy winter in Santa Fe, but the sun is already higher than it was at the December solstice and the days are lengthening perceptibly. At SAR we’re heading into our busy late winter/early spring event calendar, which includes three membership lectures, three Sparks talks, six scholar colloquia, and an exciting lecture series organized by the Indian Arts Research Center in collaboration with the Ralph T. Coe Foundation. We also expect to have our Spring 2016 member field trips announced soon.
Corazon de Dixie, book coverTuesday, January 26, 2016New Books by SAR Alums Published

Craig R. Janes, 2011-2012 Henry Luce Foundation Resident Scholar, has just published his latest book with SAR Press. The book is titled, Making Disasters: Climate Change, Neoliberal Governance, and Livelihood Insecurity on the Mongolian Steppe, which Janes worked on while in residence at SAR.

SAR Seminar alumnae, Holly F. Mathews and Nancy J. Burke, announce the publication of Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds. Contributors to this volume explore the transnational movement of health information, technologies, and people across borders. In addition, they look at the moral and ethical considerations of cancer treatment and research.

2011-2012 Weatherhead Fellow, Julie M. Weise, published Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, as part of the David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Dr. Weise worked on completing the manuscript while here on campus at SAR. The book also features a companion website, corazondedixie.org, with primary sources for teaching.

Schooled on Fat, by Dr. Nicole TaylorWednesday, January 6, 2016SAR Scholar Programs Director Publishes Book with Routledge Press

SAR is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole Taylor, Director of Scholar Programs, recently published, Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity with Routledge Press as part of its Innovative Ethnographies Series.

Teresa L. McCartyMonday, December 21, 2015SAR’s 2011-2012 NEH Resident Scholar, Teresa L. McCarty, Chosen to Deliver 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research

Dr. Teresa L. McCarty, George Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology at UCLA Ed & IS, was selected by AERA to deliver the Brown Lecture on October 22, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Lucas Bessire and Charles L. BriggsSunday, December 6, 2015The Society for Cultural Anthropology Recognizes Two SAR Alums with Awards Read about Lucas Bessire and Charles Briggs' accomplishments.
Lucas Bessire and Charles L. BriggsFriday, December 4, 2015New Books, New Translations, New Editions by SAR AlumniFour SAR alumni have recent publications under their belts: advanced seminar participants Susan Seymour and Jean M. Pitzer; 2003 summer scholar David Grant Noble, and SAR president and 1988 resident scholar, Michael Brown.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015SAR Alumni Continue to Rack Up Awards and RecognitionPaul Stoller, 1992-1993 National Endowment for the Humanities Resident Scholar, is being honored this year with the 2015 American Anthropological Association Anthropology in the Media Award. Debra L. Martin, 1991-1992 Weatherhead Resident Scholar, is being honored with the 2015 AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Teaching. Jamila Bargach, 2010-2011 Campbell Resident Scholar, is featured in a piece in the American Scholar.
Mellon FoundationMonday, November 2, 2015Mellon Foundation awards SAR support for scholar positions in Latino Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York has awarded the School for Advanced Research a grant to support new resident fellow positions for early-career scholars in the field of Latino Studies.

The three-year grant, which begins in 2016, will support one postdoctoral fellow in the first year of the program and two scholars in each of the succeeding two years. It is expected that one of the Mellon Scholars will be a predoctoral student and the other a postdoctoral scholar in the early stage of his or her career.

Thursday, October 22, 2015Call for Applicants: IARC Museum Studies Internships 
Thursday, October 22, 2015Call for Native Artist Fellowship Applicants! 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015More SAR Alumni News

Looking for something good to read? Check out the latest publications from our SAR alums.

University of New Mexico PressMonday, October 12, 2015SAR Press and University of New Mexico Announce New Publishing Partnership

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) Press and University of New Mexico Press are pleased to announce a publishing alliance that will renew a business relationship dating back to the 1930s. Effective immediately, UNM Press is the distributor of SAR Press’s 187 existing titles. New books will share the imprint of both presses. US distribution will be effective immediately; UK, Europe, and Middle East fulfillment will continue uninterrupted through Eurospan; and Canadian distribution will move from Scholarly Book Services Inc. to Codasat Canada with fulfillment via University of Toronto Press Distribution in early 2016.

Jason De León and his son, IgnacioThursday, September 10, 2015SAR Congratulates Alum Jason de Léon on Book Publication

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2013-2014 Weatherhead Fellow Jason de Léon on the publication of his book titled The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail, UC Press, 2015. De Léon is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project at the University of Michigan. While in residence at SAR, he worked on completing the manuscript that resulted in The Land of Open Graves.

Naming Ceremony for the Eric S. Dobkin Board RoomThursday, September 10, 2015SAR Board Room Named for Eric S. Dobkin

In recognition of Eric S. Dobkin’s nearly two decades of service and extraordinary generosity to SAR, on August 15, 2015, the board of directors formally named the SAR board room the “Eric S. Dobkin Board Room.” A plaque memorializing this honor will be installed sometime this fall.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015The School for Advanced Research is now accepting applications for 2016-2017 Resident Scholar fellowships.

The School for Advanced Research is now accepting applications for 2016-2017 Resident Scholar fellowships.

Kelly FayardWednesday, September 9, 20152014-2015 Anne Ray Fellow, Kelly Fayard, Appointed Assistant Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center at Yale College

Dr. Kelly Fayard recently took up a new role as Assistant Dean of Yale College Undergraduate Affairs and as the Director of the Native American Cultural Center. Her appointment began on July 27, 2015 shortly after completing her residency at SAR as the Anne Ray Fellow. We congratulate Kelly and wish her the best of luck.

The AcquisitionWednesday, September 2, 2015SAR welcomes Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney as the 2015 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow.

The School for Advanced Research welcomes Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney as the 2015 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow. Originally trained as a painter, Katoney incorporates the aesthetic sense he learned from painting into his weavings.

David E. StuartFriday, August 28, 2015Senior Scholar, David E. Stuart, presents "Counting Calories: Ancient Four Corners Families and the Rise of the Chacoan World"

Dr. David Stuart, Associate Provost Emeritus, University of New Mexico, and Senior Scholar, School for Advanced Research, will present a free lecture at Aztec National Monument on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Visitors Center. The talk is titled “Counting Calories: Ancient Four Corners Families and the Rise of the Chacoan World.”

Friday, August 28, 2015Max Early's July 28 Poetry Reading is available online.

You may view the video on SAR's Youtube channel.

Monday, August 17, 2015Seeking Nominations for $10,000 2016 Staley Prize
Monday, August 3, 20152015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence, Max Early, Featured at Taos Writers' Conference
Monday, June 29, 2015Congratulations to Recent SAR Seminar Awardees.

The School for Advanced Research is proud to announce seminars awarded in 2015.

Dr. Peggy LevittFriday, June 19, 2015SAR's Alumni Produce New Books and Documentaries
Beaded DesignFriday, June 12, 2015SAR Welcomes Melissa Melero-Moose, 2015 Native Artist

Santa Fe, NM ─ The School for Advanced Research (SAR) welcomes Melissa Melero-Moose as the 2015 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow.

A painter, Melero-Moose plans to create, and ultimately exhibit, a series of large-scale mixed media paintings that are inspired by the traditional and contemporary basketry of the Great Basin area. She looks forward to finding new and innovative ways to express these ideas. By integrating organic objects such as willow, pine nuts, cattails, and tule reeds into her contemporary abstract paintings, she hopes to highlight the importance of these materials to Paiute and Great Basin peoples.

Thursday, June 11, 2015SAR Welcomes the 2015 Summer Scholars and Indigenous Writer-in-Residence

We’re pleased to announce that the 2015 Summer Scholars and the 2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence will arrive for a seven week term at SAR from mid-June to early August. Our scholars and Native artist will be giving free presentations on their work in July.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015Congratulations to SAR Alumni on Publication of New Books
Wednesday, May 27, 2015Article in Evolutionary Anthropology Discusses Seminar at SAR

In mid-March, The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, hosted a short but intense, seminar/workshop on “The Colonization of Africa by Early Anthropoid Primates.” The seminar involved two full and intense days of presentations and discussions, providing an opportunity for a small group of researchers from many different parts of the world to get together and discuss an exciting, controversial, and difficult topic in primate evolution.

Read the article, here. (PDF, 142 KB)

Dorothy GrantWednesday, May 27, 20152007 Dobkin Fellow Dorothy Grant Receives Order of Canada

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2007 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow Dorothy Grant on receiving the prestigious Order of Canada earlier this month. The esteemed fashion designer was honored on May 8 for her contributions to the fashion industry as a Haida artist, designer, mentor.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015Can We Reshape Humanity's Deep Future? Possibilities & Risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human Enhancement, and Other Emerging Technologies, by Nick Bostrom

Dr. Nick Bostrom spends much of his time calculating the possible rewards and dangers of rapid technological advances — how such advances will likely alter the course of human evolution and life as we know it. One useful concept in untangling this puzzle is existential risk — the question of whether an adverse outcome would end human intelligent life or drastically curtail what we, in the infancy of the twenty-first century, would consider a viable future. Figuring out how to reduce existential risk even slightly brings into play an array of thought-provoking issues. Find out more on our Special Event Page.

Dean FalkWednesday, May 6, 2015Dean Falk and Einstein’s Brain in BBC News Magazine

William Kremer of BBC World Service explores the post-mortem “snatching” of Einstein’s brain and traces the history of the subsequent research and researchers, including SAR senior scholar Dean Falk.

The Strange Afterlife of Einstein's Brain.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015Introducing Max Early, SAR's 2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence. 
Monday, April 27, 2015Position Announcement - Director of Development

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) announces an opening for director of development.

Friday, April 17, 2015“Why Exercise Really is the Best Medicine” by Daniel Lieberman

In this illustrated lecture, evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman argues that an evolutionary perspective offers crucial insights for figuring out how to help people prevent illness and promote good health. Find out more on our Special Event Page.

Tuesday, March 31, 20152015 Staley Prize Goes to William F. Hanks
Friday, March 27, 2015Employment Opportunity: Physical Plant Director
Beaded DesignThursday, March 19, 2015SAR Announces 2015-2016 Native Artist FellowsMelissa Melero, Marlowe Katoney, Kathleen Wall
BooksWednesday, March 18, 2015Three New Books by SAR Alumni Published!

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to congratulate Tiya Miles, Resident Scholar 2007-2008, Sarah K. Croucher, Resident Scholar 2010-2011, and Susan Bell, Summer Scholar 2013, on the recent publication of their books.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015SAR Welcomes Dawn Dark Mountain 2015 Native ArtistAs a member of the Turtle Clan of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois, Dawn Dark Mountain uses her watercolors and woodcuts to connect traditional and present day Woodland ideas, philosophies, and stories.
Thursday, February 12, 2015Listen to Michael Brown's interview with Mary Charlotte Domandi.
Nancy MithloMonday, February 9, 20152011-2012 Anne Ray Fellow Curates Smithsonian Exhibit

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2011-2012 Anne Ray Fellow Nancy Marie Mithlo on the exhibition titled For a Love of his People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw at the National Museum of the American Indian. Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache) co-curated the exhibition with Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).

Monday, February 9, 20152015 IARC Speaker Series 
Tuesday, January 27, 20152008 Dubin Fellow Receives Art Matters Grant2008 Dubin Fellow, Jeffrey Gibson, Awarded Grant
Thursday, January 22, 2015Book Talk and Signing: David Grant Noble, Living the Ancient SouthwestBook Talk and Signing: David Grant Noble will discuss the book, Living the Ancient Southwest, at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015SAR seeks applicants for 2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014SAR Holiday Schedule, Closures and AccessThe SAR campus is closed to the public until January 5th and the front gates are locked. All SAR Press order will ship on January 5th.  Please call ahead if you need to visit the campus, as there are staff onsite. For any last minute donations, please contact Elizabeth Brando, vice president for development, at 505-954-7238.

Thank you and happy holidays!
Suzan Shown HarjoThursday, December 18, 2014THE SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH congratulates its 2004 Dubin Fellow Suzan Shown Harjo on receiving the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom

THE SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH congratulates its 2004 Dubin Fellow Suzan Shown Harjo on receiving the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom

Alex BlanchetteWednesday, December 17, 2014Alex Blanchette Wins 2014 Saller Prize2012-2013 Weatherhead Scholar Alex Blanchette was recently awarded the 2014 Saller Prize for Best Dissertation in the Division of Social Sciences. His dissertation, which he worked on while in residence at SAR, is titled, “Conceiving Porkopolis: The Production of Life on the American ‘Factory’ Farm.” Blanchette is currently an assistant professor of anthropology and environmental studies at Tufts University. More details can be found here.
Friday, November 14, 2014Former Resident Scholar Flora Clancy Passes Away
Tuesday, October 14, 2014Executive AssistantSAR has an immediate opening for an executive assistant to the president.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014Behold the Black Caiman by SAR alumnus Lucas Bessire
Wednesday, September 24, 2014Dr. Paul Farmer Joins the Fight Against EbolaSAR alumnus Dr. Paul Farmer is bringing formidable resources to bear in the Ebola crisis.
Too Many GloomsThursday, September 4, 2014Visual Artist Ehren Kee Natay in Residence at SARThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) welcomes Ehren Kee Natay, who is Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo) and Diné (Navajo), as the 2014 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow.
Our LivesWednesday, July 30, 2014New Book from SAR Press: Our LivesIn 2004 the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) opened to the general public. This book, in the broadest sense, is about how that museum became what it is today. For many Native individuals, the NMAI, a prominent and permanent symbol of Native presence in America, in the shadow of the Capitol and at the center of federal power, is a triumph.
SAR Senior Scholar Dean Falk (Einstein’s brain not pictured)Wednesday, July 23, 2014Evolution of the Human Neocortex: How Unique Are We?SAR Senior Scholar Dean Falk is featured in a just-released video made during the international conference “Evolution of the Human Neocortex: How Unique Are We?”, held in Surrey, UK, September 22–25, 2013.
Houses in a Landscape: Memory and Everyday Life in MesoamericaMonday, June 23, 2014First Linda S. Cordell Prize AwardedThe first winner of the Linda S. Cordell Prize is Dr. Julia A. Hendon for Houses in a Landscape: Memory and Everyday Life in Mesoamerica (Duke University Press, 2010). The book explores social memory and identity through archaeological research on indigenous societies that existed more than one thousand years ago.
Apache fiddle (tsíí’edo’a’tl)Monday, June 16, 2014Apache Fiddle Maker in Residence at SARThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Apache fiddle maker Anthony Belvado as the 2014 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow.
Elizabeth Slocum BrandoMonday, June 2, 2014New Vice President for Development: Elizabeth Slocum BrandoElizabeth Brando is an executive nonprofit leader with more than 16 years’ experience in cultural institutions of varied sizes.
Too Many GloomsThursday, May 15, 2014SAR Announces 2014–2015 Native Artist FellowsThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. While in residence, the artists can access the School’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) collection of Native arts for research and study.
Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, Second EditionThursday, May 15, 2014SAR Announces the Release of Interim President/Senior Scholar David E. Stuart's Second Edition of Anasazi AmericaThe first edition, published in 2000, sold well over 20,000 copies. This new edition, much expanded, explores in-depth the dynamics that led to the creation of Chacoan society and makes the argument that Chacoan successes created the seeds of Chaco’s decline through failure to adapt to changing infrastructure and resource needs.
How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the HumanWednesday, May 14, 2014SAR Alumnus Eduardo Kohn’s Book ReviewedSAR alumnus Eduardo Kohn’s book How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press 2013) was reviewed recently in “The Times Literary Supplement”.
George KarandinosTuesday, May 13, 2014Visiting Research Associate George Karandinos Wins AwardPlease join us in congratulating SAR Visiting Research Associate George Karandinos who has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Give GrandeThursday, May 8, 2014New Mexico’s First Give Grande CampaignMany thanks to all of you who donated to SAR in New Mexico’s first Give Grande campaign.
Give GrandeTuesday, April 15, 2014Support SAR on May 6, a National Day of GivingHelp SAR continue to sustain the essential work of scholars & Native artists who are shaping tomorrow. Join supporters from around the country as the nation gives to support the causes they’re passionate about through this exciting initiative.
Dr. Michael F. BrownSunday, March 30, 2014Dr. Michael Brown Named New SAR PresidentIt is with great pleasure that Dr. Glen W. Davidson, chair of the Board of Directors of the School for Advanced Research (SAR), announces the selection of Dr. Michael Brown as the new SAR president.
Llama packing to Rainbow BridgeSaturday, March 29, 2014Fall 2014 Field Trips AnnouncedArchaeology and Geology of the Valles Caldera; Burnt Mesa Pueblo and Eagle Traps; Extraordinary Adventure: Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge; Rebellion in Taos: the Uprising of 1847; Guaje Canyon: Archaeology and Fire on the Pajarito Plateau
Adriana M. PetrynaFriday, March 28, 20142014 Summer Scholars AnnouncedSAR is pleased to announce the six summer scholars: João Biehl, Miguel Diaz-Barriga, Margaret Ellen Dorsey, Carol Ann MacLennan, Barbara J. Mills, and Adriana M. Petryna.
The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New MexicoWednesday, March 26, 2014Joseph Masco Wins 2014 J. I. Staley PrizeMasco explores our national amnesia about the dawn of the nuclear age and its institutionalization. Situated in Los Alamos, NM, his ethnography portrays five communities—Puebloan, Nuevomexicano, and Anglo residents, as well as nuclear scientists and anti-nuclear activists—that have not forgotten.
Severin FowlesSunday, March 23, 20142014–2015 Resident Scholars AnnouncedSAR awards Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
Dean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA programSunday, March 23, 2014Dr. Dean Falk, Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State UniversitySAR congratulates Dr. Dean Falk. She has been selected as one of this year’s Distinguished Research Professors at Florida State University (FSU). The award recognizes and rewards the outstanding career achievements in research and creative activity of FSU faculty.
Three-dimensional turtle with shellMonday, March 3, 2014Building on Life’s Creation with YuccaSAR welcomes Hopi/Navajo sifter basket weaver Iva Honyestewa as the 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow.
Face To Face with Maile AndradeSunday, February 23, 20142014 IARC Speaker Series AnnouncedThe Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce its 2014 Speaker Series, Art in Flux, which is dedicated to discussing key issues and programs affecting artists and art institutions today. This year’s Speaker Series was developed jointly between the School for Advanced Research and the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Cash on the TableThursday, February 13, 2014New Book from SAR Press: Cash on the TableA great deal is at stake in understanding the moral dimensions of economic behavior and markets. Public debates over executive compensation, the fair trade movement, and recent academic inquiries into the limitations of rational-choice paradigms all point to the relevance of moral values in our economic decision-making processes. Moral values inform economic behavior.
Mabel Dodge LuhanWednesday, January 22, 2014Two New Videos: SparksWatch two past Sparks Talks: Sex, Syphilis, and Pyschoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture: The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Franciscan Influence among the Pueblo Peoples of the Southwest.
Street Economies in the Urban Global SouthTuesday, January 7, 2014New Book from SAR Press: Street Economies in the Urban Global SouthThis book focuses on the economic, political, social, and cultural dynamics of street economies across the urban Global South. Although contestations over public space have a long history, Street Economies in the Urban Global South presents the argument that the recent conjuncture of neoliberal economic policies and unprecedented urban growth in the Global South has changed the equation.
Otros SaberesTuesday, January 7, 2014New Book from SAR Press: Otros SaberesLatin American Studies as a fully recognized field of scholarly inquiry only exists for those accustomed to viewing the region from north of the US-Mexican border. Although never completely stable or uncontested, Latin American Studies had its first heyday between the mid-1960s and late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, when the region became the focus of intense geopolitical contention.
Joan Naviyuk KaneFriday, January 3, 2014SAR Welcomes 2014 Indigenous Writer-in-ResidenceThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) welcomes Joan Marie Kane as the 2014 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence. An accomplished writer, Inupiaq poet Joan Marie Kane finds that ancestry, identity, and relationship-to-place are major influences on her work. At SAR, Kane will work on her novel in progress. She is particularly interested in the role of trade and commercialization of Native art and the larger questions of migration, ethnobotany, and indigenous knowledge repositories.
Will WilsonTuesday, November 26, 2013New Videos: Photographer Will WilsonNew videos of Will Wilson working in the Dubin Studio during his fall 2013 fellowship.
Hanat KotyitiWednesday, November 6, 2013Spring 2014 Field Trips AnnouncedA Tour of Hanat Kotyiti and the Historic Village of Cañada; Historical Change in Downtown Santa Fe; Classic Period Pueblos of San Juan Mesa; Ancestral Navajo: Rock Art and Pueblitos de Dinétah; The Tewa World: Posi-Ouinge and Santa Clara Pueblo
Restored ancient chortens in the modern village of ManangTuesday, November 5, 2013New Video: An Archaeology of Tibetan BuddhismFor the archaeologist, the material expression of Buddhism on the Tibetan Plateau offers insights into the transformation and evolution of Buddhist thought.
Kenneth E. StilwellFriday, November 1, 2013SAR welcomes Kenneth E. Stilwell as the new chair of the President’s CouncilBorn into a third generation Durango, CO banking family, Ken graduated from the University of Colorado with a triple major of English, Communications, and Spanish.
David E. StuartTuesday, October 22, 2013New Videos: The Archaeology of New MexicoVideos are now online for the public lecture series by internationally recognized anthropologist and author David Stuart. The Archaeology of New Mexico: Lessons on Land Use, Resources, and Cultural Institutions for Our Modern World series kicks off with two dynamic talks on the Chacoan world.
Patricia BaudinoFriday, September 27, 2013SAR Welcomes 2013–2014 Anne Ray InternsThe School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center offers two nine-month internships to individuals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies.
Discover the Living Spirit of Native Art, Home Fires EventMonday, September 2, 2013SAR Welcomes 2013–2014 Resident ScholarsSAR awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
Will WilsonFriday, August 30, 2013Photographer Will Wilson in Residence at SARWill Wilson is widely recognized for his unusual approach to the world of photography. His work highlights an awareness of how photography has been used historically to reinforce negative stereotypes and theories of racial superiority. Wilson’s work incorporates the stories he grew up with on the Navajo nation to show the possibilities of controlling one’s own representation.
Keith H. Basso, circa 1977Friday, August 30, 2013Dr. Keith H. Basso Passes AwayKeith H. Basso passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was a long-time member, scholar, and friend of the SAR community, and a key figure in American anthropology and American Indian studies.
Students Against Uranium Mining members demonstrate on the steps of the Tenth Circuit Court in Denver, ColoradoThursday, August 29, 2013Sparks Talks Announced for Fall 2013Free Illustrated and Interactive Talks at the School for Advanced Research.
Vital RelationsTuesday, August 27, 2013New Book from SAR Press: Vital RelationsFor more than 150 years, theories of social evolution, development, and modernity have been unanimous in their assumption that kinship organizes simpler, “traditional,” pre-state societies but not complex, “modern,” state societies.
David E. StuartFriday, August 23, 2013The Archaeology of New Mexico Lecture Series AnnouncedThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce a free public lecture series by internationally recognized anthropologist and author David Stuart. The Archaeology of New Mexico: Lessons on Land Use, Resources, and Cultural Institutions for Our Modern World series kicks off with two dynamic talks on the Chacoan world.
Polychrome bowl with “bat man” design by Daryl Candelaria, clay and paint, 1995.Tuesday, August 13, 2013Online Exhibit—“Evolution in Clay: San Felipe Pueblo Artists”The Indian Arts Research Center and seven San Felipe potters recently curated an online exhibit, focusing on the little-known San Felipe Pueblo pottery. Over the last two years, the IARC convened San Felipe potters Daryl Candelaria, Gerren Candelaria, Hubert Candelario, Ray Garcia, Joseph Latoma, Geraldine Lovato, and Ricardo Ortiz several times to discuss the past, present, and future of pottery-making in their community. During these meetings, the potters grappled with various issues such as how to define pottery from San Felipe and what it means to be a potter from the Pueblo.
‟Thread”Tuesday, July 30, 2013Art Exhibit—Thread, Paintings by Jason SalazarOn the surface, inspiration for Thread was drawn from the musings of a four-year old girl, the forgotten ballad of a heavy-metal band, and the need to create paintings, but there is more to it than that. Jason Salazar’s use of animals symbolizes power, innocence, strength, and vulnerability, connecting the paradoxes of human existence with a stroke of mystery.
PrizeThursday, July 25, 2013Recent SAR Alumnae Receive Awards2012–2013 Anne Ray intern Lisa Hsu Barrera has been awarded the inaugural Ralph T. Coe Fellowship and Ingalik-Athabascan miniature dollmaker and SAR 2013 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow Glenda McKay was recently honored with a visiting artist/researcher grant from the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington.
Jordan WilsonFriday, July 19, 20132013–2014 Anne Ray Interns AnnouncedThe School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center offers two nine-month internships to individuals interested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies.
David E. StuartMonday, July 1, 2013David E. Stuart Appointed Interim President The board of directors of the School for Advanced Research has appointed Dr. David E. Stuart as its interim president. He will also be an SAR senior scholar. Stuart replaces Dr. James F. Brooks, who has resigned. 
James F. BrooksThursday, June 27, 2013SAR President Steps Down to Concentrate on Research, Writing, and Educational InnovationThe School for Advanced Research announced today the decision by President James F. Brooks to resign effective June 30, and to accept the offer of a research associate appointment with the School for the year ahead.  
SAR HatMonday, June 24, 2013New Gifts for SAR MembersSAR logo hats and stainless steel water bottles are now available at a great discount to our members.
“Shaman Talks” (2006) by Glenda McKayMonday, June 17, 2013Athabascan Dollmaker in ResidenceThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome miniature dollmaker Glenda McKay as the 2013 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow.
John KantnerWednesday, June 5, 2013School for Advanced Research VP John Kantner Accepts Position at University of North FloridaThe School for Advanced Research today announced the resignation of John Kantner, the Vice President for Academic & Institutional Development, after seven years of service to the internationally renowned research center.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Wednesday, June 5, 2013National Science Foundation Renews Funding for Research Team SeminarsThe National Science Foundation has approved funding of $99,582 to support three more years of the successful research team seminar program. Deadlines for applications to this innovative program are due March 1st and September 1st of each year.
Reassembling the CollectionSaturday, June 1, 2013New Book from SAR Press: Reassembling the CollectionReassembling the Collection presents innovative approaches to the study of historical and contemporary engagements between museums and the various individuals and communities who were (and are) involved in their production and consumption. Reassembling the Collection is interdisciplinary in scope and international in coverage.
Fire in the SkyWednesday, May 29, 2013SAR Welcomes 2013 Summer ScholarsSAR is pleased to announce the six summer scholars who will be in residence at the School from June 17th to August 7th: Lindsay A. Bell, Susan E. Bell, Mindy Morgan, Gretchen Wren Purser, Curtis N. Runnels, and Hannah H. Voorhees.
Water Jar, Acoma Pueblo, 1900–1925Monday, May 6, 2013SAR Research Associate Publishes New Book on Acoma PotteryThe Pottery of Acoma Pueblo, a new book by SAR research associate Dwight Lanmon and his colleague, Francis H. Harlow, will be released in May by the Museum of New Mexico Press. 
Field Trip: Mystery of the Gallina PeopleTuesday, April 30, 2013Only Days Left to Fill the TankSAR’s annual giving campaign for this fiscal year is drawing to a close, but we still have some distance to go to reach our goal and fund the activities central to our mission to provide a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression.
Pueblo LargoMonday, April 29, 20132013 Summer/Fall Field Trips AnnouncedOnly SAR members may sign up for the School’s popular field trips, which are offered on seasonal schedules throughout the year and range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days.
Will WilsonWednesday, April 17, 20132013–2014 Native Artists AnnouncedSAR is pleased to announce the 2013–2014 Native Artist Fellows: Will Wilson, Glenda McKay, Joan Kane, and Iva Honyestewa
Linda Cordell at Tijeras Pueblo (1975)Monday, April 1, 2013Dr. Linda Cordell, SAR Senior Scholar, Passes AwayDr. Linda Cordell, a senior scholar at the School for Advanced Research, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2013. 
Nancy Owen LewisSunday, March 31, 2013SAR’s Nancy Owen Lewis Awarded 2012 Espinosa PrizeSAR Scholar-in-Residence Nancy Owen Lewis’s article, "High and Dry in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Politics of Health," recently won the 2012 Espinosa Prize for best article published in the New Mexico Historical Review, vol. 87 (2012).
An Archaeology of DoingsSunday, March 31, 2013New from SAR Press—An Archaeology of Doings: Secularism and the Study of Pueblo ReligionIn this probing study, Severin Fowles undertakes a sustained critique of religion as an analytical category in archaeological research.
Vita: Life in a Zone of Social AbandonmentFriday, March 29, 2013João Biehl Wins 2013 J. I. Staley PrizeBeginning with a chance encounter in an asylum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, this book traces the life story of resident “Catarina,” as gradually understood by medical anthropologist João Biehl. In relating the six years that follow their meeting, Biehl captures a gripping account of social abandonment and one woman’s creative perseverance in the face of appalling living conditions.
Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism in New DelhiThursday, March 28, 2013New Books from SAR Scholar AlumniCongratulations to eight former resident scholars who, with the support of SAR fellowships, recently completed years of research and writing and now bring their knowledge to the wider world.
Four VideosThursday, February 28, 2013Videos of Recent PresentationsIn case you missed these exciting presentations by James F. Brooks, Casandra Lopez, Stephen Post, and William Saturno, videos are now posted on the SAR website.
Melissa HenryWednesday, February 27, 2013PBS Film Festival Winner at SARThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce Navajo filmmaker Melissa Henry as the 2013 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. Henry’s work is often seen as simultaneously straddling the categories of youth and experimental film. She sees her films as reaching to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, bringing Navajo culture to the world.
Belfast youth, Falls Road, at Rockville StreetWednesday, February 27, 2013Photography Exhibit—A Certain Peace: Acceptance and Defiance in Northern IrelandA Certain Peace: Acceptance and Defiance in Northern Ireland illuminates two competing objects of desire in contemporary Northern Ireland: one for social change needed to complement Belfast’s role as a member of the European Union, and one for political-sectarian status quo to ensure loyalty to historic precedence. Paradoxically, whether it’s social breakthrough or social obedience, pictorial evidence suggests neither object is likely to prove easy to achieve or utopian if achieved.
What’s Inside Your Recipe Box?Monday, February 4, 2013What’s Inside Your Recipe Box?Post your favorite recipe on SAR’s Facebook page and you’re automatically entered in our drawing.
Melvin SarracinoThursday, January 31, 2013Applications for Anne Ray Internships Due March 1stThe Indian Arts Research Center offers paid nine-month internships to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies.
Locust Tree in Bloom, Spring 2012Tuesday, January 22, 2013Two New Ways to Support SARSAR relies on many forms of support to provide a dynamic environment for exceptional social scientists, artists, and humanists to investigate topics of fundamental human concern and share their work with others. We are pleased to offer two new opportunities for our supporters to help the School.
Casandra LopezWednesday, January 9, 2013Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at SARCasandra Lopez is of Cahuilla, Luiseno, Tongva, and Chicana descent. Through the SAR indigenous writer-in-residence program, Lopez plans to prepare her novel-in-stories for publication. When We Were Hunted centers on a California Indian/Mexican family grieving the loss of Michael, the complicated man they knew as their father.
Martha’s Memorial MedallionWednesday, December 26, 20122012 Photographic RetrospectiveWe hope you’ll enjoy this visual tour through 2012.
President's Garden in WinterMonday, December 17, 2012Thank You for Thinking of UsWhether you have shared a field trip adventure with us, joined us for lectures and artist presentations, pursued your research or artistic expression on our campus, or enjoyed learning about these events from a distance, thank you for being part of SAR’s ongoing story.
Martha’s Memorial MedallionThursday, December 13, 2012Limited Edition Run of the 2012 SAR Holiday CardsWe are pleased to offer for sale the 2012 SAR holiday cards. This is a limited edition run of twenty sets of five cards, available only to SAR Members.
For Indigenous Minds OnlySaturday, December 1, 2012New from SAR Press—For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization HandbookIncluded in this book are discussions of global collapse, what to consider in returning to a land-based existence, demilitarization for imperial purposes and re-militarization for Indigenous purposes, survival strategies for tribal prisoners, moving beyond the nation-state model, a land-based educational model, personal decolonization, decolonization strategies for youth in custody, and decolonizing gender roles.
2011–2012 Annual ReviewThursday, November 29, 20122012–2013 Annual Campaign UnderwayWe rely on the annual gifts of our generous donors to continue our programs. You can easily donate securely online, or mail your gift to School for Advanced Research.
SAR Senior Scholar Dean FalkWednesday, November 28, 2012Senior Scholar Dean Falk Interprets Einstein’s BrainOn Friday, November 16th, Senior Scholar Dean Falk and her colleagues made international news with the release of a description and preliminary analysis of Albert Einstein’s cerebral cortex in the scientific journal Brain. 
2011–2012 Annual ReviewThursday, November 8, 20122011–2012 Annual Review—“Soul Food”Welcome to the 2011–2012 digital edition of our Annual Review, which encompasses the past year's programs and activities. Inside these pages you will find in-depth reporting and multimedia content on our scholars, artists, seminars, publications, and public programs, as well as some surprises related to our theme of “Soul Food.”
A stately locust tree overlooks the campusWednesday, November 7, 2012Summer Scholar Applications Due December 15thThe deadline for Summer Scholar fellowship applications is December 15th.
Zuni water jar c. 1900Tuesday, November 6, 2012Apply for our Native Artist FellowshipsThe IARC invites Native artists and writers to apply for its four artist-in-residence fellowships, created to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. Submissions are due January 15, 2013.
The Futures of Our PastsMonday, November 5, 2012New from SAR Press—The Futures of Our Pasts Ethical Implications of Collecting Antiquities in the Twenty-first CenturyOwnership of “the past”—a concept invoking age-old struggles to possess and control ancient objects—is an essential theme in understanding our global cultural heritage. Beyond ownership, however, lies the need for stewardship: the responsibility of owners, possessors, and others interested in ancient objects to serve as custodians for the benefit of present and future generations.
2011–2012 Resident ScholarsMonday, October 1, 2012Applications for Resident Scholar Fellowships Due November 1The deadline for receipt of resident scholar fellowship applications is November 1st. 
Dean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA programTuesday, September 25, 2012Senior Scholar Dean Falk on NOVARenowned biological anthropologist Dean Falk, who joined the SAR faculty as a Senior Scholar in 2010, lends her expertise to an exploration of human brain evolution in this episode of NOVA, as host David Pogue asks “how do you get a genius brain?” Falk also examines a scan of Pogue’s own brain, with a surprising result.
Library of Celsus, Ephesus, TurkeyMonday, September 24, 2012SAR Announces 2013 Trip to TurkeyJoin SAR on an exclusive adventure into some of the most fascinating and significant regions of the ancient world—Ionia, Lydia, and Caria—now within the modern nation of Turkey. Guided by historian Dr. John Lee, we will explore the history, archaeology, art, and culture of this beautiful area, all while traveling in five-star comfort.
A stately locust tree overlooks the campusFriday, September 7, 2012Purchase Nearly Doubles Size of SAR's Historic CampusThe School for Advanced Research today completed the purchase of a 7.44-acre undeveloped tract that adjoins its campus on the east side of Santa Fe. This addition brings its total campus acreage to more than 16 acres, and provides for the gradual growth of infrastructure and programs for decades to come.
Wodaabe Woman, c. 1997Friday, August 31, 2012Membership Lectures Announced2012–2013 Membership Lectures—Celebrating the Breadth of SAR Alumni
The Cienega de Santa Fe, 1873Thursday, August 30, 2012Sparks Talks Announced for Fall 2012Free Illustrated and Interactive Talks at the School for Advanced Research.
Potters and Communities of PracticeMonday, August 27, 2012Senior Scholar Linda Cordell Publishes New BookThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce the release of Potters and Communities of Practice: Glaze Paint and Polychrome Pottery in the American Southwest, AD 1250 to 1700, edited by senior scholar Linda Cordell and her colleague Judith A. Habicht-Mauche.
“Rainman”Monday, August 27, 2012Native Artist Jonathan Loretto in ResidenceSAR is pleased to welcome Jonathan Loretto as the 2012 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. Loretto is from Walatowa (Jemez) and Cochiti Pueblos and has been creating traditional pottery for the last thirty years.
SAR LogoWednesday, August 15, 20122012–2013 Resident Scholars AnnouncedSAR awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
Keystone NationsFriday, August 3, 2012New from SAR Press—Keystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North PacificThe histories and futures of Indigenous peoples and salmon are inextricably bound across the vast ocean expanse and rugged coastlines of the North Pacific. Keystone Nations addresses this enmeshment and the marriage of the biological and social sciences that have led to the research discussed in this book.
SAR LogoThursday, July 26, 2012Photography Exhibit—Underscore_Views: Photograms, Pinhole_Photographs, and Stereoscopic_ViewsNow in its second century of operation, the School for Advanced Research (SAR) is excited to announce an exhibit that showcases photographic processes from its early beginnings. In Underscore_Views: Photograms, Pinhole_Photographs, and Stereoscopic_Views, three SAR staff members, who are also photographers (Jessica Calzada, Jon Lewis, and Jason S. Ordaz), evoke processes from the twentieth century and share provocative moments of the twenty-first.
Indian Pueblo Cultural CenterMonday, July 16, 2012Register for the 2012 Pueblo Indian Studies SymposiumOn October 25–26, 2012, the School for Advanced Research, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and the Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School will host a Pueblo Indian Studies Symposium in honor of Joe Sando at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. Sando, a noted historian, was deeply committed to the study of Pueblo Nations and cultures and inspired many to pursue research and writing projects on the Pueblos. Through this symposium, Joe Sando’s legacy will be honored by highlighting current research in the field of Pueblo Indian studies.
Southwest Crossroads (SWX)Wednesday, June 27, 2012New Material Added to Southwest CrossroadsIn collaboration with Parametrix, an environmental and cultural resources consultation company based in Albuquerque, NM, SAR is pleased to announce the addition of new material to Southwest Crossroads: Cultures and Histories of the American Southwest, an educational website created to teach people of all ages about the rich histories and cultures of the American Southwest.
ForeWord LogoMonday, June 25, 2012SAR Press’s “Imprisoned Art, Complex Patronage” Wins AwardImprisoned Art, Complex Patronage by Joyce Szabo, published in September 2011, won the Bronze—Social Sciences in ForeWord Reviews' 2011 Book of the Year Awards. ForeWord Reviews is the premiere journal dedicated to reviewing independently published books for booksellers, librarians, agents, and publishing professionals who want to access the best titles from small presses.
The Global Middle ClassesWednesday, June 20, 2012New from SAR Press—The Global Middle ClassesSurging middle-class aspirations and anxieties throughout the world have recently compelled anthropologists to pay serious attention to middle classes and middle-class spaces, sentiments, lifestyles, labors, and civic engagements.
Crab Apple Blossoms and BeeMonday, June 18, 20122012 Summer Scholars ArriveSummer scholar fellowships are awarded to five or six scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology.
Double-sided Pueblo SashFriday, June 15, 2012Tiwa/Piro Weaver Louie GarcíaWhile at SAR, Louie García intends to complete a 100% wool plaid blanket or manta woven in the traditional diamond and diagonal twill patterns, which are present on historic textiles.
Pueblo del ArroyoThursday, June 7, 2012Senior Scholar Linda Cordell’s New Book ReleasedThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited third edition of senior scholar Linda Cordell's renowned book Archaeology of the Southwest (Left Coast Press, 2012), which she co-authored with Maxine McBrinn.
92% FullWednesday, May 30, 2012Only Days Left to Fill the TankSAR’s annual giving campaign for this fiscal year is drawing to a close, but we still have some distance to go to reach our goal and fund the activities central to our mission to provide a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression.
Hisat'sinomWednesday, May 16, 2012New from SAR Press—Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without WaterIn Hisat’sinom: Ancient Peoples in a Land without Water, archaeologists explain how the people of this region flourished despite living in a place with very little water and extremes of heat and cold.
2012 Pecos Conference LogoTuesday, May 15, 20122012 Pecos Conference Online RegistrationEach August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. They set up a large tent for shade, and then spend three or more days together discussing recent research and the problems of the field and challenges of the profession.
Nature, Science, and ReligionWednesday, May 2, 2012New Book from SAR Press: Nature, Science, and ReligionThis book is about the complicated and provocative ways nature, science, and religion intersect in real settings where people attempt to live in harmony with the physical environment. The contributors explore how scientific knowledge and spiritual beliefs are engaged to shape natural resource management, environmental activism, and political processes.
Ann and Gustave BaumannTuesday, April 24, 2012Ann Baumann Named to El Delirio Legacy CircleSAR was saddened to learn of the passing last November of Ann Baumann, a member and consistent supporter of the School for more than 25 years. We learned only afterward that she had named SAR as a co-beneficiary of her life insurance policy, with a request that the funds be allocated to the area of greatest need.
Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual UnderstandingMonday, April 16, 2012Sarah Blaffer Hrdy Wins 2012 J. I. Staley PrizeSarah Blaffer Hrdy’s sophisticated and provocative book Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding (Harvard University Press, 2009) lays out a new and carefully argued hypothesis to explain the evolution of our uniquely human need to share views, feelings, and meanings, and enjoy cooperating with each other.
“Rainman”Thursday, April 12, 2012SAR Announces 2012–2013 Native Artist FellowsSAR offers four artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. While in residence, the artists can access the School’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) collection of Native arts for research and study.
The Shape of ScriptWednesday, April 4, 2012New Book from SAR Press: The Shape of ScriptThis book builds on earlier projects about the origins and extinctions of script traditions throughout the world in an effort to address the fundamental questions of how and why writing systems change.
PrizeTuesday, March 27, 2012SAR Press Author Wins 2011 James Mooney AwardSAR is pleased to announce that Circe Sturm’s Becoming Indian: The Struggle over Cherokee Identity in the Twenty-first Century is a co-winner of the 2011 James Mooney Award. Given annually by the Southern Anthropological Society, the award recognizes distinguished anthropological scholarship on the South and Southerners. The 2011 award is shared with From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540–1715 by Robbie Ethridge.
Neil L. WhiteheadTuesday, March 27, 2012SAR Mourns Neil L. Whiteheadd. 2012—The School for Advanced Research mourns the passing of Neil L. Whitehead, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 22, 2012.
KaHuli: To overturn, overthrow, upset, to change, alterWednesday, February 29, 2012New Artist—Maile AndradeA multimedia artist living in Hilo, Hawai’i, Maile Andrade is a professor of art at the University of Hawai’i. While at SAR, she plans to work with a primary idea manifested in the Hawaiian language. “I Keia Manawa—In This Time” refers to Native Hawaiians standing firmly in the present with their backs to the future and their eyes on the past.....
Janice GouldFriday, February 24, 2012New Talkies Posted: Watch Janice Gould and Joy HarjoWhile at SAR, Janice Gould spent time completing a set of gacelas, poetry formed by couplets and repeating rhyme, often around the themes of love and intoxication. She also set this work to musical accompaniment.
Doorway in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco CanyonThursday, February 23, 2012Summer/Fall Field Trips AvailableOffered several times a year, these trips range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days. Only SAR members can sign up for the School’s popular field trips....
A stately locust tree overlooks the campusFriday, February 10, 2012A Gift That Gives BackSAR has teamed up with the Santa Fe Community Foundation to offer donors the ability to establish charitable gift annuities.
Dr. Polly SchaafsmaMonday, January 23, 2012Field Trips: Behind the ScenesSAR’s field trips to local archaeological, cultural, and historical sites with expert guides are a highly popular benefit of membership with the School. Demand for participation in these trips has grown so much over the past few years that the program has become a victim of its own success. The SAR staff continues to tinker with the system to make it as fair and accessible as possible.
Indian Pueblo Cultural CenterFriday, January 20, 2012Call for Papers: 2012 Pueblo Indian Studies SymposiumA symposium in honor of Joe Sando at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. Sando, a noted historian, was deeply committed to the study of Pueblo Nations and cultures and inspired many to pursue research and writing projects on the Pueblos.
Base Bowl and OllasThursday, January 19, 2012IARC Speaker Series AnnouncedThis series is geared towards artists and museum professionals who need to know more about estate planning, artist rights, funding opportunities, and documentation of artists’ work. Through panel discussions and dialogue, speakers will share their knowledge and experience in these areas.
Breathing New Life into the Evidence of DeathWednesday, January 4, 2012New Book from SAR Press: Breathing New Life into the Evidence of DeathTaking cues from current theoretical perspectives and capitalizing on the strengths of new and sophisticated methods of analysis, Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death showcases the vibrancy of bioarchaeological research and its potential for bringing “new life” to the field of mortuary archaeology and the study of human remains.
Janice GouldWednesday, January 4, 20122012 Indigenous Writer in Residence ArrivesThe School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Concow Maidu poet Janice Gould as the 2012 SAR Writer-in-Residence. Dr. Gould will be in residence from January 3–February 21, 2012.
President's Garden in WinterWednesday, December 28, 20112011 Photographic RetrospectiveWe hope you’ll enjoy this visual tour through 2011.
2011–2012 Annual CampaignWednesday, December 7, 20112011–2012 Annual Campaign UnderwayIf you have not yet made your gift this year, please do so. Like so many non-profit organizations, we rely on the annual gifts of our generous donors to continue our programs. You can easily donate securely online, or mail your gift to School for Advanced Research.
SAR WindowWednesday, November 23, 2011SAR Accountability and Evaluation Report AvailableSAR has released a detailed report summarizing the efforts by SAR and the other centers to explore issues of accountability and assessment for independent, not-for-profit centers for advanced research.
Petroglyphs at Pueblo BlancoWednesday, November 2, 20112010–2011 Annual Review—“Words”SAR launches “Words”, its 2010–2011 Annual Review, in both print and online editions. This is the second year that the School has published a cutting-edge online version as we continue to explore the vast possibilities of digital media. Explore “Words” with us to see and hear the past year’s scholars and artists in action, then tell us what you think of the new format.
Dangerous LiaisonsMonday, October 31, 2011New SAR Press Book ReleasedSAR Press's newest book, Dangerous Liaisons: Anthropologists and the National Security State, is a product of two year’s worth of discussion among a group of ethnographers who are researching how government agencies—particularly those with military and intelligence functions—have sought the assistance of anthropologists in understanding terrorists’ motivations, stabilizing nascent wartime governments, and countering insurgencies.
Resident Scholar Dean FalkMonday, October 10, 2011Senior Scholar Dean Falk’s New Book ReleasedPalaeoanthropologist Dean Falk debunks some modern myths in her brilliant book,Senior scholar Dean Falk’s new book, The Fossil Chronicles: How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution (UC Press, 2011), is now available. The book was completed at SAR during Dr. Falk's tenure as a resident scholar fellow.
 Thursday, September 29, 2011Membership Appreciation EventSpecial event for members only on October 20, 2011.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Tuesday, September 20, 2011Alumna Garners $500,000 MacArthur AwardProfessor Tiya Miles of the University of Michigan, who held a SAR Resident Scholar appointment in 2007–2008, was announced today as one of twenty-two MacArthur Fellows for 2011.
2011–2012 Resident ScholarsThursday, September 8, 20112011–2012 Resident Fellows 
Managing and Mismanaging MigrationMonday, August 29, 2011Call for Proposals: Applied Anthropology Seminars Due September 15thProposals for the Applied Anthropology Seminar program are due on September 15th.
Icon of 2009 Staley Prize CoverMonday, August 29, 2011Call for Nominations for the J. I. Staley PrizeNominations for the 2012 J. I. Staley Prize, which recognizes a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology, are due October 1st.
In the Places of the SpiritsFriday, August 26, 20112011 Emil Haury Award Presented to David Grant Noble

The Western National Parks Association (WNPA) has recognized noted author David Grant Noble with the 2011 Emil Haury Award.

Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Wednesday, August 24, 2011SAR Congratulates Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk for Indian Market AwardSAR congratulates Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk on her Best of Classification win for Paintings, Drawings, Graphics, & Photography at the 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market.
Window, Los OjuelosMonday, August 15, 2011A Chimayó Pilgrimage: Photographs by Don J. UsnerEvery trip I take to Chimayó is a pilgrimage, and I go there often. I’m not alone in making the journey. Thousands visit there every year, most of them intent on touching hallowed ground at the Santuario, a nineteenth-century adobe church built by my ancestors in the plaza of Potrero....
Nicole TaylorFriday, August 12, 2011SAR Appoints New Director of Scholar ProgramsSAR is pleased to announce the appointment of linguistic anthropologist Dr. Nicole Taylor as Director of Scholar Programs. She succeeds Dr. Nancy Owen Lewis, who retired after 13 years of service to the School.
A stately locust tree overlooks the campusThursday, August 4, 2011Inaugural El Delirio Legacy Circle CelebrationMore than 50 guests, including both long-time members and newcomers to the SAR community, converged on campus in the late afternoon on August 4th for SAR’s inaugural El Delirio Legacy Circle celebration event....
New Mexico youth hanging National Youth Administration shop sign, ca. 1940Tuesday, July 26, 2011Sparks Talks Announced for Fall 2011Free Illustrated and Interactive Talks at the School for Advanced Reseach.
Ceramic JarsTuesday, July 5, 2011Indian Market Tour Dates AnnouncedIARC at the School for Advanced Research is offering special tours of its collection of Native American art before Indian Market weekend, Aug. 18–19.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Tuesday, July 5, 2011Board Member Diane Stanley Vennema Wins Book AwardSAR Board of Managers member and renowned author Diane Vennema, who writes under Diane Stanley, recently won the 2011 Arab American Book Award in the Children/Young Adult category.
Celebrate! The Parties of El Delirio: Featuring Photos from the Santa Fe Estate of Elizabeth and Martha White, 1926–1950Thursday, June 23, 2011SAR Tours Featured in Online Travel Magazine

Tours of SAR’s campus and collections were featured in a Striped Pot article titled “Touring in Search of Notable Women of New Mexico.” 

Brent Michael DavidsWednesday, June 15, 2011World-Renowned Composer in Residence at SARWith a musical career spanning thirty-five years, Brent’s style combines the Western techniques of classical music with Native musical traditions. While at SAR, Brent will compose a dramatic oratorio inspired by the historical narrative surrounding the purchase of Manhattan.
2011 Summer ScholarsMonday, June 13, 2011SAR Announces 2011 Summer ScholarsSAR is pleased to announce the six summer scholars who will be in residence at the School from June 21st to August 10th: Joanna Brooks, Joan Jensen, Edmundo Cruz Luna, Sascha Scott, Ufuk Serin, and Jennifer Shannon.
IARC Interns Gloria Bell and Teresa MontoyaThursday, June 2, 2011SAR Annual Giving Campaign Nears GoalWe invite you to invest in SAR. Donations received by June 30th will support the programs and activities planned for 2011–2012...
Brent Michael DavidsWednesday, June 1, 2011SAR Announces 2011–2012 Native Artist FellowsThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers four artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. The 2011–2012 Native Artist Fellows are Brent Michael Davids, Franklin Peters, Janice Gould, and Maile Andrade.
Detail of Beaded JacketSunday, May 15, 2011Indian Arts Research Center Debuts Two New Online ExhibitsThe Indian Arts Research Center is pleased to debut two new online exhibits, curated by Anne Ray Native Interns Gloria Bell and Teresa Montoya.
sarweb 2.0Wednesday, May 4, 2011SARweb 2.0 UnveiledSAR’s completely redesigned website was launched on May 1, 2009. Two years later, and after having earned a prestigious “Outstanding Achievement” award from Interactive Media Awards, SARweb is sporting a new look.
A History of the Ancient SouthwestTuesday, May 3, 2011SAR Press Offers Signed CopiesSigned copies are available for some SAR Press titles at no additional cost, though the value is definitely increased. These books were all signed in the year of publication.
Ceramic JarsTuesday, April 26, 2011Experience SAR FirsthandVolunteers are the lifeblood of an institution such as SAR. SAR offers volunteer opportunities in the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), at the Catherine McElvain Library, SAR Press, Business Office, Archaeology Lab, and Membership Office. Over the last several years, volunteers have generously given innumerable hours of their time to support the mission of SAR and have become an important part of SAR’s multi-faceted activities.
SAR LogoMonday, April 25, 2011Call for Papers: Uniting the Histories of Slavery in North AmericaThe story of slavery in North America has resided largely east of the Mississippi River. Still needed is an overarching view that allows scholars to appreciate similarities and differences across all of North America and among its many peoples. Papers are sought for a workshop to be held in the Fall of 2012 at the School of Advanced Research and followed in Spring 2013 by a symposium at Southern Methodist University.
Enduring ConquestsSunday, April 24, 2011Newly Published: Enduring ConquestsEnduring Conquests presents new interpretations of Native American experiences under Spanish colonialism and challenges the reader to reexamine long-standing assumptions about the Spanish conquests of the Americas. The contributors to this volume reject the grand narrative that views this era as a clash of civilizations—a narrative produced centuries after the fact—to construct more comprehensive and complex social histories of Native American life after 1492 by employing the perspective of archaeology and focusing explicitly on the native side of the colonial equation.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Friday, April 15, 2011Two Books Share 2011 Staley PrizeThough vastly different in ethnographic setting and subject, two books were selected to share the 2011 J. I. Staley Prize. In their award citation, the review panel stated that they "represent anthropology's signal contributions to the larger issues that challenge humanity. Each work combines long-term fieldwork, historical sensibility, and analytic rigor to open new horizons in anthropological thought."
Petroglyphs at Pueblo BlancoMonday, April 11, 2011Member Field Trips Posted for Fall 2011Offered several times a year, these trips range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days. Only SAR members can sign up for the School’s popular field trips....
SAR LogoFriday, April 1, 2011SAR Involved in After-School ApprenticeshipsSurviving Santa Fe AD 1000 is a hands-on archaeological project engaging 7th and 8th grade students under the leadership of Dr. Eric Blinman, Office of Archaeological Studies; Janie Miller, School for Advanced Research; and Bob Mizerak, Friends of Archaeology.
Forces of CompassionMonday, March 21, 2011New from SAR Press: Forces of Compassion"Forces of Compassion is among the most important books yet published for those who want to go behind dramatic images and headlines to ask why the suffering of distant strangers is compelling, why response is organized in the specific ways it is, and what unintended consequences are bundled into humanitarian action.”
Craig Calhoun, President of the Social Science Research Council and University Professor of the Social Sciences at NYU
Shells, Bells, and Pollywogs  (part of Clown Series)Sunday, March 20, 2011Meet Linda Aguilar, Native ArtistLinda Aguilar, SAR's 2011 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow, is a Chumash basketmaker who uses traditional techniques to create her unique horsehair and waxed thread baskets.
Catastrophe & Culture: The Anthropology of DisasterTuesday, March 15, 2011Two Titles Pertinent to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami 2011“Catastrophe & Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster” and “Half-Lives & Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War”
Interactive Media AwardTuesday, February 1, 2011SAR Receives Coveted Website AwardThe Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.
Dr. Daniel HoffmanTuesday, January 11, 2011Southwest Seminars Lecture Series Honors SARSouthwest Seminars has dedicated its Ancient Sites, Ancient Stories lecture series “to honor and acknowledge the scholars and scholarship of the School for Advanced Research.”
SAR LogoTuesday, January 11, 2011Resident Scholar Alumna Featured on “60 Minutes”Dr. Natasha Dow Schüll, an alumna of SAR’s residential fellowship program, was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes episode for January 9, 2011, in a story titled “Slot Machines: The Big Gamble.”
FacebookFriday, December 17, 2010104th Year Sees SAR on FacebookGet up-to-the-minute alerts about field trips, lectures, colloquia, and open studios by joining the SAR Facebook community.
Santee FrazierThursday, December 16, 2010Cherokee Poet, Santee Frazier, Writer-in-Residence at SARThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to welcome Santee Frazier as the 2011 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence. This appointment is the result of an historic partnership between SAR and the Lannan Foundation, two of Santa Fe’s most renowned centers for the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Wednesday, December 15, 2010Lekson's A History of the Ancient Southwest Wins NM Book AwardStephen H. Lekson's A History of the Ancient Southwest was awarded the 2010 New Mexico Book Award for best book in Anthropology/Archaeology/Science.
SAR LogoTuesday, December 14, 2010Native Artist Fellowship Applications are Due January 15Native Artist Fellowship applications for Summer 2011 through Fall 2012 are due on January 15th. 
Jessica Rheann MetcalfeWednesday, December 1, 2010Jessica Metcalfe on Work That Matters“I know you have many worthy causes to support during this giving season. But if you believe, as I do, that the work of SAR is important, I will be grateful if you can donate to SAR’s Annual Giving campaign and support those who will come after me.”
Cochiti PuebloTuesday, November 30, 2010Member Field Trips Posted for 2011Offered several times a year, these trips range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days. Only SAR members can sign up for the School’s popular field trips....
Indians & EnergyMonday, November 15, 2010Important Releases from SAR PressTwo titles: “The Work of Sovereignty: Tribal Labor Relations and Self-Determination at the Navajo Nation” and “Indians & Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest”
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Thursday, October 21, 2010Anne Ray Native Intern is Finalist in Writing ContestGloria Bell, one of two 2010–2011 Anne Ray Native Interns, was a Finalist in the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge, a creative writing contest for young Aboriginal Canadians.
SAR and Lannan Partnership LogoThursday, October 7, 2010SAR and Lannan Foundation Launch Innovative Partnership

The School for Advanced Research and the Lannan Foundation are pleased to announce an historic partnership between two of Santa Fe’s most renowned centers for the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

School for Advanced ResearchThursday, September 30, 2010The 2009–2010 Annual Review: Work That MattersFor more than a century, the yearly publication of knowledge has been at the heart of SAR’s mission.
IARC Collections Assistant Sylvanus PaulFriday, September 24, 20102010–2011 IARC Speaker Series AnnouncedIARC is pleased to announce its 2010–2011 Speaker Series. Realizing the need for practical application training in working with tribal collections, the IARC presents Getting Back to Basics: Practice and Process in Native Collections Care as this year’s theme.
Rain SashWednesday, September 1, 2010Zuni Textile Artist in Residence at SARSAR is pleased to welcome Aric Chopito as the 2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. Aric will be in residence from September 1–December 1, 2010.
View from the President’s OfficeWednesday, August 25, 20102010–2011 Residential Fellows and Research Associates ArriveSAR welcomes our 2010–2011 residential fellows and research associates to campus. Joining us are five Resident Scholars, the Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist, two Anne Ray Native Interns, and three Visiting Research Associates.
IARC Vault 2Wednesday, August 25, 2010IARC Seeks New Docents for Collection ToursThe Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR is seeking a few wonderful people interested in becoming docents through a special fast-track program.  
2009–2010 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity VisibleSaturday, August 21, 2010Membership Lectures Announced2010–2011 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible
Adobe PDF IconFriday, August 20, 2010SAR Featured in Pasatiempo

The latest issue of Pasatiempo, the weekend magazine for the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, features the School for Advanced Research in several articles.

United States White HouseFriday, August 6, 2010US Senate Confirms Presidential Nomination of Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar for IAIA BoardThe United States Senate voted June 22, 2010 to confirm the nominations of JoAnn Lynn Balzer and Cynthia Chavez Lamar (San Felipe Pueblo/Hopi/Tewa/Navajo), both of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Friday, August 6, 2010Former IARC Intern Jessica Metcalfe Awarded Postdoctoral FellowshipJessica Metcalfe, the 2008–2009 Harvey W. Branigar, Jr. Native Intern, recently was granted a Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship from the University of New Mexico.
Duane SlickThursday, August 5, 2010Artist Duane Slick Receives Prestigious Eiteljorg FellowshipArtist Duane Slick was recently announced as a recipient of the 2011 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. The 2010 Dubin Fellow is one of only five artists to receive the prestigious award from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art this year.
Spiderweb TrailFriday, July 30, 2010Sparks Talks Announced for Fall 2010Free Illustrated and Interactive Talks at the School for Advanced Reseach.
Elizabeth LeeTuesday, July 20, 2010SAR Welcomes Prospect Research and Management AssociateThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Lee as Prospect Research and Management Associate.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Monday, June 21, 2010Mellon/ACLS Fellow Selects SAR for Fellowship ResidenceSAR is pleased to announce that Dr. Lucas Bessire, an anthropologist from New York University, has selected SAR as the host institution for his 2010–2011 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / ACLS Early Career Fellowship for Recent Doctoral Recipients.
Olivia MermejoThursday, June 17, 2010Olivia Mermejo, SAR-SPA Summer InternThe Summer Policy Academy at the Santa Fe Indian School and SAR are collaborating to support one summer intern at the Indian Arts Research Center. The purpose of the internship is to help students affiliated with the Summer Policy Academy gain work experience and introduce them to the museum field. The SPA and SAR are pleased to welcome Olivia Mermejo as their first summer intern.
ImprintingMonday, June 14, 2010Innovative Mesqwaki Artist in ResidenceDuane Slick is a multi-media artist working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, books, lectures, and story-telling performances. His current body of work features black-and-white photo-realistic paintings on linen or glass made from photographs of collected objects such as the American Flag, coyote masks, and toys.
Marla AllisonTuesday, June 8, 2010Marla Allison Donates Paintings to SAR2010 Dobkin Native Artist Fellow Marla Allison recently donated a set of four paintings to the Indian Arts Research Center upon the completion of her fellowship.
Santa Fe Black-on-white bowlTuesday, June 8, 2010Indian Market Tour Dates AnnouncedIARC at the School for Advanced Research is offering special tours of its collection of Native American art before Indian Market weekend, Aug. 19–20.
SunflowerMonday, May 17, 2010SAR Announces 2010 Summer ScholarsSAR is pleased to announce the seven summer scholars who will be in residence at the School from June 21st to August 10th: Cecilia Balli, Minette Church, Erin Debenport, Poornima Paidipaty, Jason Pribilsky, Daniel Usner Jr., and Zoë Wool.
Rebecca A. AllahyariWednesday, May 12, 2010Research Associate Dr. Rebecca A. Allahyari Invited to Address “Managing World Cities” Conference in Hong KongResearch Associate Dr. Rebecca A. Allahyari will address the “International Workshop on Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Chinese Cites” at the Hong Kong University in June. She will present ethnographic findings from her book Visions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community.
Rain God (3-D)Thursday, May 6, 2010Online Exhibits Launched: “Indians 4 Sale: Using Culture as a Commodity” and “Winklil: The Human Body in Ancient Mayan Art”Curated by Kendall Tallmadge and Dominic Henry
2009–2010 IARC interns recently curated two online exhibitions on tourism and commodification and ancient Mayan figures.
Shells, Bells, and Pollywogs  (part of Clown Series)Wednesday, April 28, 2010SAR Announces 2010–2011 Native Artist FellowsSAR offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. The 2010–2011 Native Artist Fellows are Duane Slick, Aric Chopito, and Linda Aguilar.
PrizeThursday, April 8, 2010SAR Awarded Nine-Month Fellowships for ScholarsThe Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced three-year awards for the support of nine-month residential fellowships at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dark Wool Manta, AcomaWednesday, March 24, 2010New Feature: Resources for Students, Artists, Scholars, & Museum ProfessionalsThe School for Advanced Research’s online resources are created to engage students and scholars of all ages in topics related to our mission.
Shoshone Hide Painting by Cadzi CodyMonday, March 15, 2010Stockman Family Foundation Provides Grant for Conserving Native American PaintingsThe Stockman Family Foundation has awarded SAR with a grant to aid in the conservation of several large Native American paintings that are part of the Indian Arts Research Center Center collection...
Celebrate! The Parties of El Delirio: Featuring Photos from the Santa Fe Estate of Elizabeth and Martha White, 1926–1950Friday, March 12, 2010New Exhibit: Celebrate! The Parties of El DelirioEl Delirio or “the madness” as they called it, became the setting for lavish dinners, concerts, poetry readings, pool parties, plays, and masquerade balls....as revealed in these photos of “The Parties of El Delirio.”
PrizeMonday, March 8, 2010Sally Engle Merry Wins 2010 J. I. Staley PrizeThis innovative book examines the application of international human rights law addressing gender violence to local cultural contexts. In an ethnography that begins in the negotiating rooms of the UN and extends to five local case studies, Merry ranges from gendered inheritance rights in Hong Kong to conflict resolution practices in Fiji, from “husband-wife cruelty” in India to family violence in Beijing.
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Saturday, March 6, 2010Dr. Chavez Lamar Receives Tribal Heritage FellowshipDr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Director of the Indian Arts Research Center, was one of 19 selected from 52 applicants to receive a Researching Tribal Heritage Fellowship from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, & Museums...
The Evolution of LeadershipFriday, March 5, 2010The Evolution of Leadership: Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range SocietiesThis book, the product of an advanced seminar at the SAR, brings together the perspectives of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists to explore why and how leadership emerges and variously becomes institutionalized among disparate small-scale and middle-range human societies.
Marla AllisonTuesday, March 2, 2010Rising Star in Native Art World at SARSAR welcomes Marla Allison to the School as the 2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow.
United States White HouseThursday, January 21, 2010President Obama Nominates Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar to Administration PostPresident Barack Obama nominates IARC Director Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.
PrizeMonday, January 11, 2010Former IARC Intern Jessica Metcalfe Awarded 2 FellowshipsJessica Metcalfe recently was granted a Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund fellowship as well as a University of Arizona Excellence Fellowship...
SAR Launches New WebsiteWednesday, January 6, 2010Annual Giving Challenge Campaign Passes Halfway MarkSAR’s Annual Giving Campaign is only $15,000 short of the $50,000 challenge made by two SAR donors...
PrizeWednesday, December 16, 2009SAR Alum Omri Elisha Awarded Cultural Horizons PrizeSAR 2007–2008 Resident Scholar Omri Elisha was recently awarded the 2009 Society for Cultural Anthropology's Cultural Horizons Prize.
PrizeThursday, December 10, 2009SAR Summer Scholar Alum Wins $10,000 AwardSAR congratulates alum Dr. Shaylih Muehlmann, who garnered the 2009 Public Anthropology Publisher’s Prize from the University of California Press...
Window Portal in the IARC BuildingMonday, December 7, 2009New Summer Fellowship for Scholars in Anthropological LinguisticsThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the new Christopher Smeall Fellowship in Anthropological Linguistics as part of SAR’s Summer Scholar program.  
Pagosa Hot Springs, ColoradoWednesday, December 2, 2009Spring 2010 Sparks Talks AnnouncedSAR Sparks Talks: Free—Illustrated and Interactive Talks
Detail of San Luis ChurchWednesday, December 2, 2009Member Field Trips Posted for 2010Offered several times a year, these trips range from half-day trips to adventures lasting several days. Only SAR members can sign up for the School’s popular field trips....
Global Health in Times of ViolenceTuesday, December 1, 2009Global Health in Times of ViolenceSAR invited Dr. Paul Farmer and co-organizers Barbara Rylko-Bauer and Linda Whiteford to recruit the nine best minds to the task of finding alternative global health paradigms to develop more effective policies and programs. Global Health in Times of Violence offers their solutions...
PrizeTuesday, November 24, 2009SAR Press Book Takes Top Award in AnthropologyNovember 24, 2009, Santa Fe, NM. The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce that The Great Basin: People and Place in Ancient Times, edited by Catherine S. and Don D. Fowler, earned the top award in the category for Best Book in Anthropology/Archaeology/Science at the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards.
Technomad: Global Raving CounterculturesThursday, November 19, 2009New Book from 2006–2007 Resident Scholar Graham St JohnA cultural history of global electronic dance music countercultures, Technomad explores the pleasurable and activist trajectories of post-rave culture....
Michael KabotieMonday, November 2, 2009Hopi Artist Michael Kabotie MournedThe School for Advanced Research mourns the passing of Hopi painter, jeweler, and writer Michael Kabotie (Lomawywesa). Born in 1942, Kabotie was raised in the Hopi village of Shungopavi. Kabotie passed away on October 23 in Flagstaff, AZ from complications of the H1N1 virus.
Window Portal in the IARC BuildingThursday, October 1, 2009Cynthia Chavez Lamar Appointed to New Mexico Arts CommissionSAR is pleased to announce the appointment by Governor Bill Richardson of Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar to the New Mexico Arts Commission. 
Window Portal in the IARC BuildingTuesday, September 8, 2009New Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing NationsThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) announces the new Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations, made possible with a generous three-year grant from the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.
Jeffrey GibsonMonday, August 31, 2009Painter Jeffrey Gibson Named as Recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine ArtPainter Jeffrey Gibson was recently named a recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. The 2008 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow at SAR is one of five artists to receive this prestigious award...
Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4Thursday, August 27, 20092007 Dubin Fellow Jason Garcia wins Best of Class at Indian MarketAugust 27, 2009, Santa Fe, NM. This past weekend, 2007 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Jason Garcia won Best of Classification III–Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Photography at the 2009 Santa Fe Indian Market.
Eagle SpiritThursday, August 20, 2009Noted Sculptor in Residence at SARThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to welcome Adrian Wall as the 2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow.
Resident Scholar Dean FalkWednesday, August 12, 2009Top Biological Anthropologist Receives Senior Scholar PositionThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) announces the appointment of Dr. Dean Falk to a 3-year Senior Scholar position at SAR.
Thomas B. Catron, Circa. 1917Thursday, July 23, 2009SAR Sparks Announced for Fall 2009Free Illustrated and Interactive Talks at the School for Advanced Reseach.
Lisa PachecoThursday, July 23, 2009Lisa Pacheco Joins SAR PressSAR welcomes Lisa Pacheco as the new managing editor of SAR Press.
Icon of 2009 Staley Prize CoverWednesday, June 24, 2009Jonathan Marks Wins 2009 J. I. Staley PrizeThe winner of the 2009 J. I. Staley Prize is What It Means To Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes by Jonathan Marks (University of California Press, 2002).
A History of the Ancient SouthwestTuesday, June 23, 2009“A History of the Ancient Southwest” Now Available from SAR PressThis book challenges and reconfigures....accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past...
Textile SeminarWednesday, June 17, 2009School for Advanced Research Receives Two New GrantsThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) is very pleased to announce two new grants from the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, a support organization established by the late philanthropist, Margaret A. Cargill.
Water Vase by Ulysses ReidMonday, June 15, 2009Zia Potter, Ulysses Reid, in Residence at SARThe School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to welcome Ulysses Reid as the 2009 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow.
Pat Courtney GoldTuesday, May 26, 2009SAR Artist Appears in PBS SeriesPat Courtney Gold, the 2009 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Artist Fellow, appears in the PBS Craft in America series on June 3rd.
SunflowerFriday, May 22, 2009SAR Announces 2009 Summer ScholarsSAR is pleased to announce the 2009 Summer Scholars:
Crystal Biruk, J. Andrew Darling, Peter Grave, Lisa Kealhofer, Ann Massmann, Julie Peteet, and Maggie Zraly.
Window Portal in the IARC BuildingTuesday, May 5, 2009SAR Announces 2009–2010 Native Artist FellowsSAR is pleased to announce the 2009–2010 Native Artist Fellows:
Ulysses Reid, Adrian Wall, and Marla Allison
SAR Launches New WebsiteFriday, May 1, 2009SAR Launches New WebsiteSAR has launched a new website that offers visitors extensive information about the School and its many programs, activities, and people.
Resident Scholar Dean FalkTuesday, April 28, 2009Dr. Dean Falk Hits the International Airwaves in Several Recent InterviewsDr. Dean Falk, bio-anthropologist and 2008–2009 SAR Resident Scholar, has recently received considerable media coverage on three different areas of research...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009Senior Scholar Linda Cordell Receives the Emil Haury AwardSenior Scholar Linda Cordell receives the Emil Haury Award from the Western National Parks Association in recognition of her outstanding contributions to scientific research in the national parks and monuments of the Western United States.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009Senior Scholar Linda Cordell Receives SAA’s Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an archaeologist for specific accomplishments that are truly extraordinary, widely recognized as such, and of positive and lasting quality....
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