Select Page

Lecture Recordings

The following consists of recordings of lectures and other events occurring at the School for Advanced Research. Many of the recordings are accompanied by speaker biographies, abstracts, reading lists, and other educational materials. Our goal is to be able to increase access to the wonderful resources available at this institution. Feel free to use these recordings and links for your own education as well as teaching tools for students.

All of our videos are available on our School for Advanced Research Youtube Channel.

For more information about upcoming lectures, click here.

Event date: January 25, 2018

Public Talk: “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous”

Outlaw tactics. Vigilante justice. Website defacement. Data dumps. In this age of whistleblowing and leaking, Anonymous has a knack for fomenting controversy and drawing attention to its actions due to its reliance on unconventional and often risky forms of Internet-based political dissent. The group could have been vilified by the government as a new breed of cyber-extremist and terrorist. Yet they weren’t. What allowed Anonymous to dodge a rhetorical weapon used by governments across the world to dismantle the political power of radical movements and figures? Gabriella (Biella) Coleman will explore five reasons—stretching from the accidental adoption of the Guy Fawkes mask to the timing and nature of its many global interventions—to explain why Anonymous was able to narrowly evade this designation. More info on the event here.

Event date: October 26, 2017

Public Lecture: “The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about the Future”

Robert Kelly identifies four pivot points in the history of human development, then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning during which he foresees the end of war, capitalism, and nation-states.

Event date: April 27, 2017

Public Lecture: “Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s”

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that Professor John Nieto-Phillips of Indiana University will present a public lecture entitled “Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s” on April 27. The lecture, which was sponsored by Charles L. Padilla and the Northwestern Mutual, was presented in the auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum.

Previous broadcasts, in chronological order:

Polly Schaafsma
Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change

IARC Speaker Series
Lighting a Pathway: Community + Museum Guidelines for Collaboration

IARC Speaker Series
Trailblazing an Indigenous Archaeology: New Methodologies

IARC Speaker Series
KEYNOTE: The History of the School for Advanced Research and its Relationship to Indigenous Peoples

Steve Lekson
What Ifs: Santa Fe and Southwestern Archaeology

Flagg Miller
The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qaida

Lomayumtewa K. Ishii, Artist Talk, Reception and Open Studio
Hopi painter Lomayumtewa K. Ishii has been studying the collections of Pueblo pottery, paintings, and other works at IARC. With the insight thus gained, he has created two paintings with themes inspired by the research he’s done during his fellowship. Join the School for Advanced Research on November 15 to hear about his experience as the 2016 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see Ishii’s work.

Bad Births, Bad Bodies: Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger
Alison Heller, Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Maryland— College Park, and Campbell Resident Scholar, SAR In the West African country of Niger, 1 in 23 women will die from maternal causes and 5-13 more will survive with chronic disabilities. One particular injury, obstetric fistula — caused by prolonged obstructed labor and resulting in chronic incontinence — is all too common. How are women who suffer from fistula represented in the Global North? Does it matter? What is the lived experience of chronic incontinence? Can surgery make a difference? How do local networks of care expand or contract in times of illness? Based on 18 months of research in Niger, this talk will explore these questions.