Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote communication among scholars and/or practitioners who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic. Each seminar consists of up to 10 scholars — including one or two who serve as chair/s — who meet at SAR's Santa Fe campus for three to five days of intense discussion.
SAR's renowned Advanced Seminar program convenes a group of scholars for a five-day seminar, the proceedings of which are considered for publication by SAR Press. Two or three Advanced Seminars are selected each year through a competitive application process.
NEW THIS YEAR: SAR is accepting proposals for a seminar that focuses on the growing importance of ethnographic methods and anthropological perspectives in design. A successful proposal will address a broad spectrum of design arenas—ranging from the shape of consumer products and software to the social features of built spaces—to identify common themes and useful insights.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Research Team Seminars assemble a group of scholars and/or practitioners who are at a point in their research when they need two or three days of sustained discussions about the project.
The School sponsors a two-day seminar every other year to provide anthropologists and scholars from related disciplines with the opportunity to address critical human problems and social issues through the application of anthropological insights and methods. Courtyard at the Seminar HouseThe goal of the seminar is twofold: 1) to organize a plenary session at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology and 2) to prepare papers for an edited volume to be submitted to SAR Press for publication in its Advanced Seminar Series.
Short Seminars last for two or three days and convene scholars and/or practitioners to discuss topics that can effectively be tackled in the shorter time frame. These seminars can be scheduled more rapidly than the Advanced Seminars.
Over the years, the IARC has hosted many seminars relating to areas of its collection. The purpose of these seminars is to jointly advance the understanding of the collection and allow artists to interact and share their knowledge.