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. 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.
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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.

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Did you miss any of our SAR Artists Live events? We still have two more left this month, but you can catch up on any of ...
09/18/2020

Did you miss any of our SAR Artists Live events? We still have two more left this month, but you can catch up on any of our past events by visiting the SAR Artists Live playlist on our Youtube channel. Click on the link to watch the videos.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_2KLtXtaCmHitDejZMcSoqEU-kO0-917

(Pictured: IARC Director Elysia Poon chatting with 2018 Dubin fellow Nanibaa Beck, both wearing incredible earrings made by the artist)

09/17/2020
Preview - Coming Together Pueblo History in the Pojoaque Area

Meet Scott Ortman, SAR's 2020 Weatherhead fellow. Join us online next Wednesday - September 23 - as we launch this fall’s scholar colloquia series with Dr. Ortman's presentation on a joint investigation of ancestral sites in the Pojoaque area hear about lessons learned regarding the potential of archaeology for tribal communities.

https://youtu.be/Ld7f_2wNOo8

register: https://sarweb.org/event/coming-together-pueblo-history-in-the-pojoaque-area/

Scott Ortman is Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, and SAR’s 2020 Weatherhead fellow. For the past six years, ...

Scholars in Argentina have recently translated the final chapter of SAR Press's THE EMPIRE OF THINGS (2002) into Spanish...
09/17/2020

Scholars in Argentina have recently translated the final chapter of SAR Press's THE EMPIRE OF THINGS (2002) into Spanish: "Arte y cultura material: Una conversación con Annette Weiner."

The chapter includes an extensive interview with the late Annette B. Weiner, whose work on exchange theory still inspires contemporary material culture studies.

http://ppct.caicyt.gov.ar/index.php/publicar/article/view/17729

Our current King fellow, Venancio Aragon, was quoted in this thought-provoking article from Dwell that critically examin...
09/16/2020

Our current King fellow, Venancio Aragon, was quoted in this thought-provoking article from Dwell that critically examines the popularity of Pendleton blankets.

In the article, Aragon explains, "Pendleton blankets become synonymous with Native Americans, I guess, although not being made by Native Americans at all." Click on the link to read more.

https://www.dwell.com/article/cultural-appropriation-home-decor-pendleton-60491a02

(Photo from Dwell)

Tune in on September 21 at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next episode of SAR Artists Live. This time we will be joined by Randy ...
09/15/2020
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Randy Chitto (2020-09-21)

Tune in on September 21 at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next episode of SAR Artists Live. This time we will be joined by Randy Chitto, Mississippi Band of Choctaw clay artist. Randy is SAR’s 2006 Dubin fellow. Turtle storytellers are Chitto’s trademark, in which he blends stories from his Choctaw heritage with an art form known to the Southwest.

This episode is part of a special Indian Market Series in partnership with Native American Art Magazine. Throughout August and September, SAR Artists Live will interview 10 artists who will be selling work on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new e-commerce platform.

More info: https://bit.ly/2C2IaJB

2006 Dubin Fellow, Randy Chitto SAR Artists Live with clay artist Randy Chitto (Mississippi band of Choctaw) will take place Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2006 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow. Turtle storytellers are

Do you have questions about the scholarly publishing process? The Association of University Presses has just published A...
09/15/2020

Do you have questions about the scholarly publishing process?

The Association of University Presses has just published Ask UP: Authors Seeking Knowledge from University Presses.

The new website includes articles like "What Should I Include in My Proposal?" and "What Do University Press Marketing Departments Do to Promote Scholarly Books?"

Authors can also submit questions to be answered by a rotating group of AUPresses publishers, browse FAQs, learn more about the lifecycle of a book, and find suggested reading. Check it out!

https://ask.up.hcommons.org/

Join us tonight at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next installment of SAR Artists Live on Instagram as we interview Franklin Pete...
09/14/2020

Join us tonight at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next installment of SAR Artists Live on Instagram as we interview Franklin Peters, Acoma potter.

This episode is part of a special Indian Market Series in partnership with Native American Art Magazine. Throughout August and September, SAR Artists Live will interview 10 artists who will be selling work on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new e-commerce platform.

More info: https://bit.ly/3goeeGw

Here is another great curatorial job opening! The @mammontclair (Montclair Art Museum) in New Jersey is accepting applic...
09/12/2020

Here is another great curatorial job opening! The @mammontclair (Montclair Art Museum) in New Jersey is accepting applications for a Curator of Native American Art. In addition to developing exhibitions and assisting with related programming, this individual will also establish and maintain ongoing relationships with Native communities. Click on the link below for more information and application instructions.

https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/employment

Next year will mark 100 years since the 1921 attack on Greenwood destroyed what was commonly known as Black Wall Street,...
09/11/2020

Next year will mark 100 years since the 1921 attack on Greenwood destroyed what was commonly known as Black Wall Street, one of the most prosperous Black communities in the early twentieth century.

Join us for a two-part online course exploring this history and a new collaborative archaeology project: Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa from 1921 to 2021.

Unearthing Violence: Archaeology in the Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre
October 27th and 29th

The online course will be taught by Dr. Alicia Odewale, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa.

Learn more and register: https://sarweb.org/event/sar-in-depth-unearthing-violence-archaeology-in-the-aftermath-of-the-tulsa-race-massacre/

photo courtesy of the Tulsa Historical Society.

SAR is looking for a new grants manager. The grants manager manages all aspects of the organization’s grants process, in...
09/11/2020

SAR is looking for a new grants manager.

The grants manager manages all aspects of the organization’s grants process, including the research, writing, and submission of grant proposals and grant reporting. This person identifies potential grants from corporations, foundations, and government agencies to meet the programmatic and operational needs of the organization and adhere to all deadlines. This position serves as the primary contact with funders and develops and maintains positive working relationships with all funders. The grants manager assists with the development and monitoring of grant-related budgets, including reviewing quarterly financials with program staff to ensure expenditures are spent as approved and within the grant period. They ensure compliance with all grant requirements and procedures. They participate in meetings with funders and other SAR staff as needed and represent the organization at public programs and special events.

Learn more and apply: https://sarweb.org/about/employment/position-announcement-grants-manager-2020/

09/10/2020
SAR Makes Episode 2 - Ehren Kee Natay

We've got a new SAR Makes video for you. IARC education assistant Diego Medina shares an activity inspired by SAR 2014 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow Ehren Kee Natay’s in-process graphic novel. In a set of drawings, Natay introduces the story of his grandfather Ed Lee Natay. The sketches depicting his grandfather’s experiences in an Indian boarding school serve as inspiration for a drawing exercise that you can try from home and share with family and friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ckOQVa5lE

Thank you for joining us for our second edition of the SAR makes series with Diego Medina! For this episode we visit 2014 Rollin and Mary Ella King Artist Fe...

Tune in on September 14 at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next episode of SAR Artists Live. This time we will be joined by Frankl...
09/08/2020
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Franklin Peters (2020-09-14)

Tune in on September 14 at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next episode of SAR Artists Live. This time we will be joined by Franklin Peters, Acoma potter. Franklin is SAR’s 2011 King fellow. He received his pottery training from Phyllis Juanico, Florence Aragon, and his mother, Ella Peters. His work has been shown in several galleries around Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

This episode is part of a special Indian Market Series in partnership with Native American Art Magazine. Throughout August and September, SAR Artists Live will interview 10 artists who will be selling work on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new e-commerce platform.

More info: https://bit.ly/2YYVxU5

Franklin Peters, photo courtesy of Jason Ordaz SAR Artists Live with Acoma potter Franklin Peters will take place Monday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2011 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow. Franklin received his pottery tr

Now available to pre-order! In chapters covering the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, ARCHAEOLOGIES OF EMPI...
09/08/2020

Now available to pre-order!

In chapters covering the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, ARCHAEOLOGIES OF EMPIRE, edited by Anna L. Boozer, Bleda S. Düring, and Bradley J. Parker, argues that we improve our understanding of ancient empires by studying them as the dynamic and heterogeneous results of people and structures interacting in complex ways. Learn more and pre-order here:

https://sarweb.org/archaeologies-of-empire/

See all of our recently published Advanced Seminar titles here:

https://sarweb.org/sar-press/recently-published-titles/

Join us tonight at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next installment of SAR Artists Live on Instagram as we interview Jonathan Lore...
09/07/2020

Join us tonight at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next installment of SAR Artists Live on Instagram as we interview Jonathan Loretto, Jemez/Cochiti Pueblo clay artist and jeweler. This episode will also feature a surprise guest!

This event is part of a special Indian Market Series in partnership with Native American Art Magazine. Throughout August and September, SAR Artists Live will interview 10 artists who will be selling work on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new e-commerce platform.

More info: https://bit.ly/3goeeGw

How has the pandemic exposed the fragility of large-scale animal agribusiness in America? SAR Press director Sarah Soliz...
09/05/2020

How has the pandemic exposed the fragility of large-scale animal agribusiness in America? SAR Press director Sarah Soliz talks with Alex Blanchette about this question and explores the content of his new book in our recent blog post.

https://sarweb.org/blog-industrializing-animal-life-and-death-a-conversation-with-alex-blanchette/

Blanchette was SAR’s 2012–2013 Weatherhead resident scholar, co-organizer of the 2016 Advanced Seminar “How Nature Works,” and co-editor of How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet, published by SAR Press in 2019. He is now an associate professor of anthropology at Tufts University and has just published Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm (Duke University Press, 2020).

“Minimally, I would have hoped that this crisis might spur reconsideration of the degree to which the food chain revolves around making more and more of a few species of animals. That, in itself, is fragile and unsustainable.”-Blanchette

Calling all Native artists! The Ucross Foundation is still accepting applications for the 2021 Spring session of their N...
09/04/2020

Calling all Native artists! The Ucross Foundation is still accepting applications for the 2021 Spring session of their Native American Visual Artists fellowship. Applications are due by Tuesday, September 15th.

Click on the link below to learn more about this great opportunity.

https://www.ucrossfoundation.org/native-american-fellowship.html

(Photo from Ucross Foundation)

Opportunity for aspiring curators: The RISD Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for their Henry Luce Curat...
09/04/2020

Opportunity for aspiring curators:

The RISD Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for their Henry Luce Curatorial Fellowship for Native American Art. According to the posting, this fellow will "assist in the interpretation and care of the RISD Museum’s Native North American collection through active engagement in provenance research, cataloging, building a network of experts and tribal representatives, reviewing storage and display requirement, and creating interpretation and programming based on this work."

Click on the link below for more information and details regarding application procedures.

https://risd.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/RISD/job/Providence/Henry-Luce-Curatorial-Fellowship-for-Native-American-Art_R-00573-1

(Photo from RISD Museum of Art)

Along with the rest of the scholarly publishing community, SAR Press will be celebrating Peer Review Week later this mon...
09/03/2020

Along with the rest of the scholarly publishing community, SAR Press will be celebrating Peer Review Week later this month. In the meantime, we're sharing some of our favorite articles and blog posts on the subject.

The first is "Generous, Generative Peer Review by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of digital humanities at Michigan State University.

Her opening proposition: "Peer review at its finest is an act of extraordinary generosity and is capable of engendering generosity in its wake."

https://www.press.jhu.edu/news/blog/generous-generative-peer-review

Check out this community-based collaborative art project. "Be Counted" is an initiative organized by Axle Contemporary t...
09/02/2020
Be Counted | Axle

Check out this community-based collaborative art project. "Be Counted" is an initiative organized by Axle Contemporary to encourage census participation and voter turnout in New Mexico and adjacent communities through artist-created images. Several past IARC artist fellows have confirmed their participation in the project, including: Jason Garcia (2007 Dubin), Marlowe Katoney (2015 King), Eliza Naranjo Morse (2007 King), and Ian Kuali'i (2019 Dubin).

Click on the link to download, print, display, and share images from the project. Also, if you are an artist interested in participating, you can contact Axle directly via email at info[at]axleart[dot]com

https://www.axleart.com/be-counted

Be Counted uses visual images, graphic design, and art, to increase both participation in the census and voter turnout.

Because of you, we met and exceeded our fundraising challenge last week! Thank you to everyone who joined us, and in doi...
09/02/2020

Because of you, we met and exceeded our fundraising challenge last week! Thank you to everyone who joined us, and in doing so, helped us continue SAR's mission of advancing creative thought and innovative work in the social sciences, humanities, and Native American arts.

Couldn't make it to the event? Watch the program here: https://sarweb.org/creative-thought-forum/celebration/

Let's keep the momentum going! Continue your support by sharing a contribution today at the link above.

Tune in on September 7 at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next episode of SAR Artists Live. This time we will be joined by Jonatha...
09/01/2020
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Jonathan Loretto (2020-09-07)

Tune in on September 7 at 6:00 p.m. MDT for the next episode of SAR Artists Live. This time we will be joined by Jonathan Loretto, Jemez/Cochiti Pueblos clay artist and jeweler. Jonathan is SAR’s 2012 King fellow. He has been creating pottery for over thirty years and his work has been featured at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian; Hui’noeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao, Hawaii; and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

This episode is part of a special Indian Market Series in partnership with Native American Art Magazine. Throughout August and September, SAR Artists Live will interview 10 artists who will be selling work on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new e-commerce platform.

More info: https://bit.ly/3gxydmp

2012 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow SAR Artists Live with clay artist and jeweler Jonathan Loretto will take place Monday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2012 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow. Loretto is from Walatowa (

Our August 31 SAR Artist Live event with Marlowe Katoney has been postponed until further notice. But, head to our websi...
08/30/2020

Our August 31 SAR Artist Live event with Marlowe Katoney has been postponed until further notice. But, head to our website to see the exciting lineup scheduled for next month in the series. SAR Artists Live interviews on Instagram continue this month as a part of a partnership with Native American Art Magazine and SWAIA - Santa Fe Indian Market with additional support from ATADA - Authentic Tribal Art Dealers Association and King Galleries.

Learn more about the series and register to receive a reminder for each program: https://sarweb.org/artists-live/

Mark your calendars! We have another great lineup scheduled for next month's series of SAR Artists Live interviews on In...
08/28/2020

Mark your calendars! We have another great lineup scheduled for next month's series of SAR Artists Live interviews on Instagram. For the months of August and September, we have partnered with Native American Art magazine and SWAIA - Santa Fe Indian Market with additional support from ATADA - Authentic Tribal Art Dealers Association and King Galleries - Santa Fe to feature 10 artists who are selling work on the Santa Fe Indian Market's new e-commerce platform.

Visit our website for more information about this series https://sarweb.org/artists-live/.

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I have some images with information I have put together of the Mesa Prieta pictographs . Just my opinion but this may have been how they viewed the orion constolation and surrounding stars. The hour glass shape is part of orion, the tip of the spear is the top of orion. The disk shape to the left is Aldebaran. And where the 7 sisters constolation looks like it has been damaged. The serpent shaoe at the top is the milky way and the large circle at the very top is procyan. I will leave other photos in the comments that may make this clearer
Thank you for an invitation it’s an honor, Good morning
Thank you for the invitation! I am honored and humbled to be here. I look forward to seeing the posts. =)
I look forward to learning more about and from SAR.
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Blackwater Draw Black & White exhibit includes more than 50 historical photos from throughout 85 years of archaeological excavation at the Blackwater Draw site.