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Southwest Seminars

Call or email Southwest Seminars to find out more and register for the series. Seating is limited so reserve your space today.
Registration cost: $20 at the door, or $75 to subscribe to the series of four lectures.

219 Ojo de la Vaca, Santa Fe
New Mexico 87108
(505) 466-2775


How Humans Discovered Tools, Invented Meaning & Made More of Everything

Dr. Chip Colwell

Archaeologist and former Curator of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Founding Editor in Chief, SAPIENS: Anthropology Magazine which received the 2017 American Anthropological Association General Anthropology Division New Directions Award for “providing quality scholarship in sophisticated yet accessible formats”; Chip is 2018 Recipient, American Anthropological Association Executive Director’s Award Innovative Directions to the field for “creative, resourceful, & risk-taking work. Author, Plundered Schools and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture; Objects of Survivance: A Material History of the American Indian School Experience; and Stuff: Humanity’s Epic Journey from Naked Ape to Nonstop Shopper

MAY 13

Southern Africa Rock Art & Hunter-Gatherer Social Systems: Changing Perspectives

Dr. Grant S. McCall

Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist, Center for Human-Environmental Research; Associate Professor of Anthropology, Tulane University; Editor, Lithic Technology; Co-Editor, (w/ K.Widequist) Prehistoric Myth and Modern Political Philosophy; and (w/R. Horowitz, Perspectives on Lithic Technologies in Complex Societies.; Chapter Co-Author, (w/T.P. Marks, J. Wilson, A.G. Schroll, & J.G. Enloe) ‘Putting Southern African Rock Paintings in Context: The View from the Mirabib Rock Shelter, Western Namibia, in Making Scenes: Global Perspectives on Scenes in Rock Art (Eds: I. Davidson & A. Nowell).

MAY 20

Anthropological Genomics: Changing the Practice and Practitioners

Dr. Ripan S. Malhi

Professor, Departments of Anthropology; Evolution, Ecology and Behavior; American Indian Studies Program; and Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Science, (all) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne; Editor, Journal of Human Biology; Co-Founder: Summer Internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (SING) USA Program and the Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropological Studies (IDEAS) Program; former CEO/Co-Founder, Trace Genetics, Inc.

MAY 27

Surviving Desires: Making & Selling Native Jewelry in the American Southwest

Dr. Henrietta Lidchi

Executive Director, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian; Honorary Professor, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh; Formerly: Research Fellow and Principal Investigator; Keeper, Department of World Cultures National Museums of Scotland; Head of Research & Collections/ Chief Curator, National Museum of World Cultures, Leiden, The Netherlands; Head of British Library & National Museums Policy Branch; Deputy Keeper, Department of Ethnography; Exhibitions Officer, Exhibitions and Design; Curator, North American Collections; and Curator, Asian Collections, British Museum, London; Author, Making and Selling Native Jewellery in the American Southwest; Visual Currencies: The Native American Photograph in Museums and Galleries
Monday Nights at 6 pm | Hotel Santa Fe

April 2024 Lectures

Hotel Santa Fe

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