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).
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.
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.
In each session of his course on Navajo weaving, artist Venancio Aragon takes his students on a journey that exposes the impact of non-Indigenous institutions on Diné peoples and their making, as well as the sovereignty that Indigenous peoples, including artists, have continued to exercise through each moment.
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce our new initiative, SAR Learns! Out of a desire to support intergenerational learning and creativity during the pandemic, SAR Learns! will assist with knowledge transmission specifically within the context of the ongoing pandemic. The program will distribute $50,000, utilizing re-directed grant funds, that will enable sixteen artists to launch or complete a variety of proposed projects.
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to present a virtual program welcoming U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Reflecting on the upcoming program with SAR, Harjo shares, “The StoryMap project was a way to widen the doorway that my poet laureateship created when I became the first Native U.S. Poet Laureate. It was important to show that there are many Native poets writing poetry alongside each other, and that we speak from a sense of place in which there are no political boundaries imposed by non-Native cultures and political entities.”
The books in this list address Indigenous identity from different perspectives and in different ways: Native artists discuss the tensions between art and life; Native anthropologists and historians describe changing forms of identity via stereotyping, genetic science, ecology, and decolonization; and Native writers in various genres tell the stories of their people surviving and thriving, past and present.
Drawing on over fifty years of research and data, the book argues that two factors—cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion—explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]