School for Advanced Research

School for Advanced Research The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century.
The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century. Since we began offering fellowships in 1972, we have funded the work of more than 345 SAR scholars and artists, among whose ranks are six MacArthur Fellows and eighteen Guggenheim Fellows. Please join us in Santa Fe for insightful lectures or a tour of the School's historic campus. You can also follow the work of our resident scholars and Native American artists on our website at www.sarweb.org.
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The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century. Since we began offering fellowships in 1972, we have funded the work of more than 345 SAR scholars and artists, among whose ranks are six MacArthur Fellows and eighteen Guggenheim Fellows. Please join us in Santa Fe for insightful lectures or a tour of the School's historic campus. You can also follow the work of our resident scholars and Native American artists on our website at www.sarweb.org.

Mission: SAR advances creative thought and innovative work in the social sciences, humanities, and Native American arts. The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public. Vision: To become the preeminent institution that fosters understanding of humankind through scholarly and artistic creativity.

Calling all Native Artists! The application deadline is approaching for our three artist-in-residence fellowships! Each ...
11/22/2019

Calling all Native Artists! The application deadline is approaching for our three artist-in-residence fellowships! Each fellowship includes a monthly stipend, housing, studio space, a supplies allowance, full access to the IARC collections, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to explore new artistic avenues and push personal artistic boundaries

Deadline is January 15. For more information: http://artists.sarweb.org

Are you an SAR alum at this year's #AAACASCA meeting in Vancouver? Take a break tonight from all the sessions and commit...
11/22/2019

Are you an SAR alum at this year's #AAACASCA meeting in Vancouver? Take a break tonight from all the sessions and committee meetings to join other former resident scholars, seminar participants, Native artist fellows, and SAR Press authors for a casual gathering tonight.

Hello SAR friends! As an Anne Ray intern, I have the opportunity to attend one professional conference. I am currently a...
11/21/2019

Hello SAR friends!

As an Anne Ray intern, I have the opportunity to attend one professional conference. I am currently attending the combined American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society 2019 meeting, “Changing Climates: Struggle, Collaboration, and Justice.” I have already attended a handful of panels about ethical museum practice and community engagement. I’ve also had the chance to visit with colleagues and grad school friends, eat at some of my favorite Vancouver restaurants, and meet many more people working within cultural heritage institutions.

One of the highpoints of the conference has been the Council for Museum Anthropology museum methods workshop, which focused on collaborative exhibit development and collections work. It was wonderful to learn about the facilitator's strategies for challenging and reconfiguring museum structures.

It was also nice to see some familiar faces from SAR, as professionals working here tabled a booth to answer questions about opportunities we offer (say hi to them if you’re at the conference!).

I am very grateful to be able attend this conference as an Anne Ray intern, connecting with colleagues and sharing my work.

Our very own Elysia Poon, Indian Arts Research Center Director, waving from the American Anthropological Association ann...
11/21/2019

Our very own Elysia Poon, Indian Arts Research Center Director, waving from the American Anthropological Association annual meeting exhibitors hall where we are sharing information about all of our projects and programs with the thousands of anthropologists and people in diverse fields who have come together for several days in Vancouver.

At the meeting? Come visit us over the next several days!

Join SAR Press during the AAA/CASCA Celebration of Authors for a book signing, tomorrow, Nov. 22, 3-5p, booth 115, in th...
11/21/2019

Join SAR Press during the AAA/CASCA Celebration of Authors for a book signing, tomorrow, Nov. 22, 3-5p, booth 115, in the exhibitors' hall. Chat with this year's authors over light refreshments and get your copies at the conference discount!

The American Anthropological Association annual meeting starts today. We look forward to sharing more about SAR's projec...
11/20/2019

The American Anthropological Association annual meeting starts today. We look forward to sharing more about SAR's projects and programs with the 6000+ people who have gathered to explore new research in the world of anthropology and other social sciences. If you are in Vancouver, be sure to stop by SAR's booth to meet our staff and learn more about our projects and programs.

Check out the full program here:

https://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/landing.aspx?ItemNumber=14722&navItemNumber=566

If you aren't attending, you can catch live updates on twitter by following #AAACASCA

Photo: postcard graphic for the 2019 annual meeting, work created by artist Charlotte Hollands.

Don't forget to check out the latest titles from SAR Press at the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Vancouver on Thursday, Fri...
11/19/2019

Don't forget to check out the latest titles from SAR Press at the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Vancouver on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week. We'll be displaying books with UNM Press in booth no. 225. Hope to see you there!

𝗦𝗔𝗥 𝗦𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻Since 1968, SAR's seminar programs have forwarded intellectual creativity th...
11/18/2019

𝗦𝗔𝗥 𝗦𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻

Since 1968, SAR's seminar programs have forwarded intellectual creativity through rigorous collaborative work among scholars in anthropology, archaeology, and other social sciences. Learn more about the program and start gathering your team to apply for the next cycle of advanced, short, and research team seminars.

Applications due February 1, 2020.

Learn more: https://sarweb.org/scholar-programs-at-sar/

Did you #RockYourMocs yesterday? Share your footwear with us in the comments! 2009 Moccasin Maker SAR Seminar Participan...
11/16/2019

Did you #RockYourMocs yesterday? Share your footwear with us in the comments!

2009 Moccasin Maker SAR Seminar Participants Wearing Their Moccasins. Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz.

Learn more: https://sarweb.org/seminars/iarc-2009/

In honor of last Monday’s Veterans Day, I want to acknowledge an important project that I have been following for a long...
11/15/2019

In honor of last Monday’s Veterans Day, I want to acknowledge an important project that I have been following for a long time: the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

After almost six years of project planning and a design competition, the memorial broke ground this past September. Warrior’s Circle of Honor was designed by Vietnam Marine vet Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho) who recognized the importance of creating “an interactive yet intimate space for gathering, remembrance, reflection, and healing” (memorial website). This monument will be the first U.S. memorial to honor the great legacy of Native American service in the U.S. Armed Forces and is set to be unveiled in a dedication ceremony in November 2020.

Many people in my family have served in the various branches of the U.S. military, and so if you have served, I thank you for your service. Askwali.

To stay updated with the memorial: https://americanindian.si.edu/nnavm/

-Erin Monique Grant, 2019-2020 Anne Ray Intern

The National Native American Veterans Memorial, aerial view and view from the pathway. Design by Harvey Pratt/Butzer Architects and Urbanism, illustration by Skyline Ink, courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night to hear from Zuni potter TD Edaakie (SAR's 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King...
11/15/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night to hear from Zuni potter TD Edaakie (SAR's 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow) and to see his works-in-progress at the Dubin Studio. You can watch his talk online if you missed it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7lV76QrF4k

And be sure to sign up for SAR's E-Newsletter to stay up to date on all of our projects and programs throughout the year!

https://sarweb.org/about/e-news-signup/

November 15th is Rock your Mocs day! This event was started by Jaylyn Atsye (Laguna) with the goal of uniting Native Ame...
11/15/2019

November 15th is Rock your Mocs day!

This event was started by Jaylyn Atsye (Laguna) with the goal of uniting Native American, Aboriginal, First Nations, Alaskan Native, and Indigenous peoples around the world by asking participants to wear their traditional clothing for a day. Will you be wearing your moccasins at home or at work?

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) will be celebrating with a photo wall for guests to pose and a moccasin-making demonstration on Saturday, Nov. 16. If you’re in or near Albuquerque, join the celebration at the IPCC!

Photo courtesy of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Learn more here: https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/rock-your-mocs-2/

As I start my third month as an intern, I’ve been reflecting on all that I have learned so far. For example, I’ve been w...
11/14/2019

As I start my third month as an intern, I’ve been reflecting on all that I have learned so far. For example, I’ve been working on projects that continue to deepen my knowledge on painting materials and storage, how to best assist in collections visits, and registration methods using TMS database software.

One skill in particular I’ve been putting to good use has been mount making. Last week, I built a mount for these salt and pepper shakers, which were created by an Ohkay Owingeh maker in the 1950s. The mount uses archival materials because they do not release off gases over time, as these substances can harm collections pieces.

I’m looking forward to learning much more about collections work and continuing to build my mount making skills!

-Amanda, Anne Ray Intern

Ohkay Owingeh salt and pepper shakers, 1950s
SAR.2003-5-1A/B

Photography by Erin Monique Grant and Amanda Sorensen

Congratulations to SAR Press authors Paul Reed and Gary Brown on winning a 2019 NM/AZ Book Award for AZTEC, SALMON, AND ...
11/12/2019

Congratulations to SAR Press authors Paul Reed and Gary Brown on winning a 2019 NM/AZ Book Award for AZTEC, SALMON, AND THE PUEBLOAN HEARTLAND OF THE MIDDLE SAN JUAN in the anthropology/archaeology category! And check out Albuquerque the Magazine's recent conversation with Paul Reed in their November issue. https://abqthemag.com/currentissue/ https://sarweb.org/middle-san-juan/

"Water remains the single-most fundamental factor in the rise and fall of cities and civilizations. To understand how, a...
11/11/2019

"Water remains the single-most fundamental factor in the rise and fall of cities and civilizations. To understand how, and to rethink the implications of climate change today, I consider water not as a resource but as an immanent, underlying dimension of social life on which the very existence of people, places, and things depends. " - Timothy R. Pauketat.

UNM's Journal of Anthropological Research's 49th distinguished lecture is this week with one of SAR's former resident scholars. Timothy R. Pauketat (2008/2009 Weatherhead fellow) presents "When the Rains Stop: Climate Change and Cahokia’s Water Shrines." If you are in Albuquerque, you won't want to miss this interesting presentation and conversation -- Thursday, November 14, 7:30pm. Learn more:

http://anthropology.unm.edu/news-events/events/event/49th-jar-distinguished-lecture-timothy-r.-pauketat-presents-when-the-rains-stop-climate-change-and-cahokias-water-shrines.html

School for Advanced Research's cover photo
11/11/2019

School for Advanced Research's cover photo

Our artist talk with TD Edaakie has reached in-person pre-registration capacity. But, you can join us from anywhere onli...
11/11/2019

Our artist talk with TD Edaakie has reached in-person pre-registration capacity. But, you can join us from anywhere online during his talk! Head to SAR's YouTube channel sarsf.info/youtube at 5:30pm (MST) on Thursday, November 14th, and join the event remotely.

Catch a 10 minute preview of the talk by listening to his introductory presentation: https://sarweb.org/blog-intro-colloquium-podcast/

Interested in furthering your professional museum experience?  Learn about collections management, registration, and edu...
11/09/2019

Interested in furthering your professional museum experience?

Learn about collections management, registration, and educational programming through hands-on projects as an IARC Anne Ray intern! Time is also allocated to further support interns’ professional goals. Two nine-month internships are offered and they run from September to the end of May each academic year. One internship is open to an Indigenous applicant from the US or Canada and one internship is open to any US or Canadian citizen meeting the application requirements.

Application deadline: March 1st

Learn more: https://sarweb.org/iarc/internships/
Further questions? Contact the IARC at (505) 954-7205 or [email protected].

Check out this amazing time-lapse video of Ian Kuali'i 2019 Dubin Fellow, working on a paper-cut portrait. Ian recently ...
11/08/2019

Check out this amazing time-lapse video of Ian Kuali'i 2019 Dubin Fellow, working on a paper-cut portrait. Ian recently spoke about and demonstrated his art at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. He notes, “In all his work, Kuali’i embeds the Hawaiian idea of kuleana—embracing responsibility as a fundamental value. He is honored to be given the opportunity and responsibility to bring further visibility to his people.”

www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2019/10/19/ian-kualii-cut-paper/

Photo: video screenshot

2016 Dobkin Fellow Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) has been on fire as of late! Her work is featured in “Pueblo Women’s Cer...
11/07/2019

2016 Dobkin Fellow Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) has been on fire as of late! Her work is featured in “Pueblo Women’s Ceramics from the Patti Skigen Collection” at the Yale University Art Gallery. If you’re in or near New Haven, be sure to stop by this exhibit before the end of this academic year.

Learn more here: https://ygsna.sites.yale.edu/news/yale-daily-news-showcases-pueblo-pottery-exhibition-yuag

Congrats, Kathleen, on your amazing accomplishments!

Photo courtesy of American West Jewelry

SAR Press's BIOINSECURITY AND VULNERABILITY (2014) argues against biosecurity as the new status quo and challenges the a...
11/07/2019

SAR Press's BIOINSECURITY AND VULNERABILITY (2014) argues against biosecurity as the new status quo and challenges the acceptance of surveillance and security measures as necessities of life in the new millennium. https://sarweb.org/bioinsecurity-and-vulnerability/

Sarah Soliz, SAR Press director, and Jennifer Day, IARC head registrar discuss the evolution of the new eMuseum. Learn m...
11/06/2019

Sarah Soliz, SAR Press director, and Jennifer Day, IARC head registrar discuss the evolution of the new eMuseum. Learn more about the online collections from the Indian Arts Research Center and the years of work that have gone into making the works accessible in this new form.

https://sarweb.org/sars-emuseum-an-interview-with-iarc-registrar-jennifer-day/

One of the highlights of the project, Day notes, "was [going] to the source community to correct inaccuracies in the records and also to add information that the community participants wanted to see added to the record—things that were missing that they felt the world should know about those pieces."

photo: Bird or bat design. IAF.248. Water jar, unknown maker, Zuni Pueblo, c. 1915, clay, paints. Photo by Addison Doty.

Take your lunch break today with SAR! Head to our YouTube channel at noon (MST) for our livestream of Davina Two Bear's ...
11/06/2019

Take your lunch break today with SAR! Head to our YouTube channel at noon (MST) for our livestream of Davina Two Bear's talk: Researching My Heritage: Diné (Navajo) Survivance and The Old Leupp Boarding School.

sarsf.info/youtube

https://emuseum.sarsf.org Today we officially launch our eMuseum, a public online collections of the IARC’s remarkable a...
11/05/2019

https://emuseum.sarsf.org
Today we officially launch our eMuseum, a public online collections of the IARC’s remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Native American art. The database includes several collection sets reflecting both historic and more recent works as well as artistic contributions to the collections by our ongoing Native American artist fellow program.

Our eMuseum is especially unique because it reflects SAR’s decades-long commitment to collaborative documentation work with Indigenous communities. EMuseum visitors can view the results of this work in action by browsing through “tribal collection review remarks” section of each object in the Zuni materials collection.

Be sure to check back with the website as we continue to add more pieces to the database.

We are honored to share this important resource with you:
https://emuseum.sarsf.org

SAR welcomes Tom D. Dillehay to our exciting team of Senior Scholars. SAR president Michael F. Brown shares, “Tom is a d...
11/04/2019

SAR welcomes Tom D. Dillehay to our exciting team of Senior Scholars.

SAR president Michael F. Brown shares, “Tom is a distinguished archaeologist and has written extensively about the Mapuche people of Chile and their history. His monumental work on Araucanian history and culture, Monuments, Empires, and Resistance: The Araucanian Polity and Ritual Narratives, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 is, in my view, one of the most successful attempts to integrate archaeology and ethnography to shed light on indigenous resilience.”

Learn more about Tom's work and meet our other researchers: https://sarweb.org/sar-researchers/

Beginning on November 9th at the LOOM Indigenous art gallery in Gallup, Diego Medina (IARC Education Assistant) will hav...
11/02/2019

Beginning on November 9th at the LOOM Indigenous art gallery in Gallup, Diego Medina (IARC Education Assistant) will have his artwork featured in their exhibit. That night there will an opening reception from 7-9 PM and a later Artist Talk on November 19th at 7:30 PM. His work will be on display for the entire month. Be sure to check it out!

The gallery is located at: 209 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301

“… my name is diego medina, and as an artist currently living in santa fe, i make art that tells the story of the good love that happened in the shadows of native slavery. the good love that i came from, that put good love in me. i make art to show that as much beauty can be seen in shadow as can be seen in light” (gallupARTS blog).

Photo Courtesy of www.instagram.com/daydreamboy/

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