Symposiums

As part of its mission to communicate knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression, SAR sponsors occasional public symposiums. These are often conducted in collaboration with like-minded organizations in the Santa Fe area, such as Friends of Archaeology or the Institute of American Indian Arts.

May 2014
Postcommodity. Symposium
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00–6:30 pm, Free, Reservations Required Transformation(s): Cultural Spaces, Indigenous Peoples, and Arts Organizers: Patricia Baudino and Jordan Wilson, Anne Ray Interns Emanating from a place of Indigenous transformation and activism, many museums and art institutions continue to respond to the call for new practices that de-center the traditional knowledge of these institutions. These transformations are altering knowledge and practices and, arguably, their purpose. The afternoon’s events will include panels consisting of curators, artists, scholars, and museum professionals who will discuss these transformations in the arts and culture fields.
September 2013
Vault Two in the Indian Arts Research Center Symposium
Friday, September 6–Saturday, September 7, 2013, $50 students • $125 professionals Modernist Encounters and Contemporary Inquiry: Art, Appropriation, and Cultural Rights At this symposium, co-sponsored by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center and the School for Advanced Research (SAR), encounters between American modernism and indigenous cultures will be discussed.
March 2013
Hand Pictograph, Galisteo Basin Symposium
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 12:30–5:00 pm The Galisteo Basin: Archaeology and History of a New Mexico Landscape In Memory of Dr. Linda Cordell The Museum of New Mexico’s Friends of Archaeology and the School for Advanced Research will co-sponsor a public symposium on the archaeology and history of the Galisteo Basin. The half-day event will feature talks by eight distinguished scholars who have researched this culturally rich valley.
October 2012
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Symposium
Thursday, October 25–Friday, October 26, 2012, Free Registration 2012 Pueblo Indian Studies Symposium Historian Joe Sando’s legacy will be honored by highlighting current research in the field of Pueblo Indian studies.
March 2010
Santa Fe Black-on-white bowl Symposium
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 1:00–5:00 pm Beneath the City Different: The Archaeology of Santa Fe (Redux) Sponsored by SAR and Friends of Archaeology Seven archaeologists will give presentations on different periods of Santa Fe’s history, from ancient to modern times during an afternoon series of talks...
November 2009
Santa Fe Black-on-white bowl Symposium
Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1:00–5:00 pm Beneath the City Different: The Archaeology of Santa Fe Sponsored by SAR and Friends of Archaeology Seven archaeologists will give presentations on different periods of Santa Fe’s history, from ancient to modern times during an afternoon series of talks...
May 2009
IARC Collections Assistant Sylvanus Paul Symposium
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 10:00 am–4:00 pm Native Collections and Pesticides: Testing, Analysis, and Mediation Speakers: Nancy Odegaard, PhD, Cheryl Podsiki, and Özge Gençay Üstün Conservators from institutions with large Native American collections will present on their work and experiences detecting and dealing with pesticides on collection items.
August 2008
SAR Logo Symposium
Thursday, August 21–Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Corporate Lives: New Perspectives on the Social Life of the Corporate Form Anthropologists and corporate practitioners from a wide range of institutions and career paths both within and beyond the academy came together at SAR to examine how corporations are increasingly taking on roles typically associated with nation-states, shaping governance and managing daily life.