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April 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
660 Garcia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
$125 SAR member; $175 not-yet-member
Meredith Schweitzer

Due to the New Mexico public health emergency status, this course is now being offered as a Zoom online course so that the SAR community can participate remotely. Registrants will receive information for how to login to Zoom and participate and readings will be shared electronically as well. 

The School for Advanced Research offers innovative and thought-provoking classes on a range of topics for SAR members and the general public. Courses often have opportunities to engage with scholarly experts and take advantage of the unique resources the campus provides.

Nuevo México Profundo – Indo-Hispano Narratives of Conquest and De-Conquest


Course Description:

Explore the evolution of the history and the changing paradigms around New Mexico’s hegemonic multi-culturalism with the University of New Mexico’s former director of Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies, Enrique Lamadrid.

From triumphalist accounts of Spanish conquest and re-conquest to contemporary battles surrounding the tri-cultural myth of the region, this course introduces participants to the power of collective memory in shaping the historical narratives within a contested region at the edges of empire, where conquerors are conquered in turn, and where discourses of power have morphed into discourses of survival. As Lamadrid notes, “Indo-Hispano cultural knowledge has much to contribute to a global conversation about the limits of empire in our own times.”

Nación Genízara Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico book cover

Nación Genízara
Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico book cover (UNM Press 2019)

This course will take place across three session:

I  Contact and Consequences // II  Narratives of De-Conquest // III  Naciones y Nacionalismos / A Nation of Coyotes

Dates and Times:

Tuesday, March 31 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m,
Tuesday, April 7 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m,

Cost: $125 for members; $175 for non-members.

Course Leader:

Enrique Lamadrid

Enrique Lamadrid

Enrique Lamadrid

Enrique Lamadrid is Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Spanish at the University of New Mexico where he has taught folklore, literature, and cultural history in the University’s department of Spanish and Portuguese. Lamadrid is the former director of Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies at UNM, has served as a field worker and presenter for the Smithsonian Institution’s Festivals of American Folk Life, and has done extensive work for the Museum of New Mexico and National Hispanic Cultural Center. He still organizes local and international field schools in ethnographic documentation and cultural cartography, most recently based in Ecuador, Mora and Rudolfo Anaya’s home town, Puerto de Luna. Among other awards, Lamadrid has received the Chicago folklore prize for his 2003 ethnography Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language’s (ANLE) Enrique Anderson Imbert national prize in 2019. He is the editor or author of several publications including Linking the Histories of Slavery, North America and Its Borderlands (SAR Press 2015), Santa Fe Nativa: A Collection of Nuevomexicano Writing (University of New Mexico Press, 2019) and Nación Genízara Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico (University of New Mexico Press 2019).


If you would like to become an SAR member and receive a discount to attend this class and other benefits, click here.

For more information about the class, contact Meredith Schweitzer schweitzer@sarsf.org or 505-954-7223.

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