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Join anthropologist Anna C. Roosevelt for an in-depth course exploring Amazonian art and ecology.
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The 2021 J. I. Staley Prize is awarded to Laurence Ralph for his 2014 book, Renegade Dreams: Living through Injury in Gangland Chicago.
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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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Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest

Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest

Free virtual event explores resilience and perseverance across pueblo communities over the last year.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), in partnership with Thornburg, presents Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest (hosted online, July 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time).

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SAR Press Top Reads: Place, Environment, and Change

SAR Press Top Reads: Place, Environment, and Change

As we think about our relationships with environment, landscape, and place in the context of drought and urbanization, we must also think about change. The books in this list describe how environmental change affects people with deep roots in New Mexico, Guatemala, Mongolia, and elsewhere around the world.

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El Delirio Virtual Campus Tour

El Delirio Virtual Campus Tour

We invite you to take a virtual tour of El Delirio. Learn about the origins of the buildings and the historical significance of the sprawling estate that is now SAR’s campus. Join your guide, SAR scholar-in-residence Nancy Owen Lewis, for a delightful online tour complete with archival and contemporary visuals from SAR’s collections.

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Rethinking National Parks

Rethinking National Parks

Anthropologist, novelist, and SAR’s Katrin H. Lamon resident scholar of 2015–16, David Treuer (Ojibwe), is garnering national attention for his cover story in the May 2021 issue of the Atlantic Monthly, “Return the National Park to the Tribes.” SAR president, Michael F. Brown, reflects on the article and more.

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Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place

To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Senses of Place, SAR Press will host Steven Feld, Amahl Bishara, and Kristina Lyons for a virtual conversation about the book’s impact, as well as more recent developments in the field. This event launches a series of discussions focused on place this summer at SAR. Panelists will discuss earthen architecture at several New World archaeological sites in the US Midwest and coastal Peru, Pueblo architecture at sites across the US Southwest, and more.

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Members Matter: Russ and Diane Kyncl

Members Matter: Russ and Diane Kyncl

SAR members Russ and Diane Kyncl share the fifty-year story of how they became friends with the Edaakie family of Zuni Pueblo, how the late potter Timothy Edaakie helped them to connect with SAR, and why they decided to include SAR in their legacy plan.

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Upcoming Events


Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth Course: Amazonian Art and Ecology: The Great Anaconda and the Amazon Women @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
This course has already started. We do have a “recorded sessions” option that will be available shortly.  Course Description:  This course explores the Amazonian cult of the Woman Shaman and her spirit animal, the anaconda.[...]
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Places: Aesthetics and Meaning of Special Settings in the Andean Past and Present @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE As part of the Senses of Place summer series, SAR welcomes three renowned anthropologists for a virtual presentation with a live Q&A exploring different archaeological and ethnographic case studies of[...]
Members Conversation with Tom Dillehay, Christine Hastorf, and Carla Hernández Garavito @ Hosted online.
4:00 pm
As part of the Senses of Place summer series, following the talk, Aesthetics and Meaning of Special Settings in the Andean Past and Present, SAR invites current members to take a deeper dive into the[...]
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
El Delirio: Past, Present, and Future @ Hosted online
4:00 pm
Join us for El Delirio: Past, Present, and Future Come hear SAR President Michael F. Brown discuss SAR’s historic campus, El Delirio: past, present, and future; view a newly launched virtual campus tour; and learn[...]
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Annual Mellon Lecture: Why Anthropology Must Learn from Latinx and Ethnic Studies @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology at New York University (NYU), and the founding director of the Latinx Project at NYU, for this year’s annual Mellon Lecture. Dávila states, “In[...]
Chaco: Crafted Space, Remembered Place @ Hosted online. Register below.
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chaco: Crafted Space, Remembered Place @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE This year’s annual Cordell Lecture will be part of the Senses of Place summer series. This special panel presentation will explore the meaning of space and place in relation to[...]
Members Conversation with Catherine Cameron, Steve Lekson & Ruth Van Dyke @ Hosted online.
4:00 pm
Following this year’s annual Cordell Lecture, Chaco: Crafted Space, Remembered Place, SAR invites current members to take a deeper dive into the meaning of space and place in relation to Chaco Canyon during an informal[...]
Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE   Closing our Senses of Place summer series, SAR, in partnership with the Thornburg Foundation, presents   Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest.   This panel[...]
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
President's Circle Happy Hour with David Grant Noble: In the Places of the Spirits @ Dobkin Boardroom, SAR Campus | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
4:30 pm
President’s Circle Happy Hour in Memory of Bert Spencer In the Places of the Spirits with David Grant Noble As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to[...]
President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Virgil Ortiz: Revolt Lounge @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour Revolt Lounge with Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, Legacy Circle, and Bandelier level, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour[...]

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