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Support exciting programs that advance innovative thought and creativity in the social sciences, humanities, and Native American Arts.
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EXPLORING IDEAS THAT MATTER

Join us online and engage your mind with three exciting courses offered in October and November.

COURSES BEGIN OCTOBER 6

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PRESENTING NEW PERSPECTIVES
2020 RESIDENT SCHOLARS
Join SAR online throughout the fall for dynamic presentations by our incoming fellows.

PROGRAMS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 23

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IN THE STUDIO WITH LEADING NATIVE ARTISTS

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BURSTS OF LIGHT:
Contemporary Glass Art at the IARC
An online exhibit celebrating diverse cultural heritages in hot and carved glass, and beadwork.
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EXPLORING HUMANITY. UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD. FOR OVER 110 YEARS.
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“This is a place where ideas can flourish” — Eric S. Dobkin, SAR Honorary Director

JOIN SAR TODAY to explore a world of ideas about past and present peoples across the globe, including cultures in the Southwest.


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Our Work

We support leading-edge research and study in anthropology and related disciplines in order to foster a better understanding of humankind and the critical problems we face.


Our Collection

We steward one of the most important collections of Southwest Native American art and guide museums around the world on best practices in collaborating with source communities.


Our Community

We offer symposia, salons, classes and field trips that give you a unique opportunity to meet and learn from our scholars and artists. Find out how you can get involved with our diverse, dynamic community.

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SAR Resident Scholar Colloquium Preview: Robert Caldwell and the Genealogy of a Map

SAR Resident Scholar Colloquium Preview: Robert Caldwell and the Genealogy of a Map

Join us on October 21 at 2 p.m. (MDT) to hear Caldwell discuss “Indians in Their Proper Place: Culture Areas, Linguistic Stocks, and the Genealogy of a Map.” He is an assistant professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at SOWELA Technical Community College and will be speaking as part of our fall Scholar Colloquia series. This online event is free and open to the public.

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Honoring a Life of Creativity and Artistic Talent

Honoring a Life of Creativity and Artistic Talent

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King artist fellow Tim Edaakie passed away. Tim was a member of the Zuni Tribal Community and a potter. Last winter, SAR had the opportunity to talk with Tim about his work. We are honored to share the interview recorded with him in tribute to this wonderful artist.

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SAR Resident Scholar Colloquium Preview: Alina R. Méndez and the Bracero Program

SAR Resident Scholar Colloquium Preview: Alina R. Méndez and the Bracero Program

Join us on October 7 at 2 p.m. (MDT) to hear Méndez discuss “Subsidized Labor: The Bracero Program in the Imperial Valley–Mexicali Borderlands, 1942–1969.” She is an assistant professor of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington and will be speaking as part of our fall Scholar Colloquia series. This online event is free and open to the public.

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SAR Remembers Sally Merry

SAR Remembers Sally Merry

The School for Advanced Research and the profession of anthropology mourn the passing on September 8 of Sally Engle Merry, who at the time of her death was the Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Prior to her NYU appointment, she served on the faculty of Wellesley College for many years.

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Industrializing Animal Life and Death: A Conversation with Alex Blanchette

Industrializing Animal Life and Death: A Conversation with Alex Blanchette

Alex Blanchette was SAR’s 2012–2013 Weatherhead resident scholar, co-organizer of the 2016 Advanced Seminar “How Nature Works,” and co-editor of How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet, published by SAR Press in 2019. SAR recently spoke with him about his new book and the effects of COVID-19 on the meatpacking industry.

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Upcoming Events


Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth: Unearthing Violence: Archaeology in the Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars in a small group format.[...]
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A Historic Supreme Court Victory for Oklahoma Tribes: The McGirt Decision and its Impact @ Hosted online. Register below.
12:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE McGirt v. Oklahoma was a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on May 11, 2020, and addressed whether Oklahoma state courts had jurisdiction to try a[...]
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth: Unearthing Violence: Archaeology in the Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars in a small group format.[...]
2:00 pm
REGISTER HERE Alanna Warner-Smith is a PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology at Syracuse University and SAR’s 2020 Paloheimo fellow.   In her talk, Warner-Smith will be discussing the ways in which “slow science” and “slow archaeology”[...]
President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Scott Ortman: Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “Painted Reflection: Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery” with Scott Ortman As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual[...]
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth: Topics in American Legal History: The Rule of Law @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars in a small group format.[...]
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online Salon: Covid and Culture with Hugh Gusterson @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join us for a presentation and live Q&A with anthropologist Hugh Gusterson (SAR’s 1991 Weatherhead fellow) exploring the cultural context and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am teaching[...]
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth: Topics in American Legal History: The Rule of Law @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars in a small group format.[...]
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth: Topics in American Legal History: The Rule of Law @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars in a small group format.[...]
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
REGISTER HERE Stephen Sullivan is a PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology at Northwestern University and SAR’s 2020 Mellon fellow.   What does gentrification sound like? Previous scholarship tends to analyze the social and material[...]

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