Join us as we celebrate our 15th annual series of Mother Earth, Father Sky, produced and hosted by Southwest Seminars to honor and acknowledge the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. This is a public program graciously assisted by Hotel Santa Fe, a Picuris Pueblo enterprise.
See full schedule of speakers or get PDF of schedule.

Monday evenings, October 23 - December 18.
Lectures begin at 6 PM. $96 for the series, or $15 at the door; first come, first served.

Southwest Seminars 2017 Schedule

October 30 - Rising River: Colorado River, Gand Canyon & Ancient Colorado Plateau Agriculture

Dr. Frances Levine,
Archaeologist , Historian; President, Missouri Historical Society; Co-Author (w/M. Weigle) Telling New Mexico: A New Mexico History; Author, Dona Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition: A 17th Century New Mexican Drama; Our Prayers Are in this Place: Pecos Pueblo Identity Over the Centuries; Former Director, New Mexico History Museum;

November 6


November 13 - Chaco Canyon Water

Vernon Scarborough, Jon-Paul McCool, M.A., & Samantha G. Fladd, M.A.
Vern: Distinguished University Research Professor and Charles Phelps Taft Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati; Author, The Flow of Power: Ancient Water Systems and Landscapes; Jon-Paul: Geographer, Satellite Remote Sensing Research; Samantha: Archaeologist, Chaco Canyon Water Management and Soil Salinity Research.

November 20 - Lost City of the Monkey God

Dr. Chris Fisher
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University; Recipient, 2007 Gordon R. Willey Prize, American Anthropological Association; Co-Editor, The Archaeology of Environmental Change: Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience; and Seeking a Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation and Change; Co-Author, Identifying Settlement Patterns in the Mosquitia Region of Honduras, Archaeologist.

November 27 - American Serengeti and Coyote America

Dr. Dan Flores
Environmental Historian, A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History, Recipient, 2017 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, Author: The Natural West: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains; Horizontal Yellow: Nature and History in the Near Southwest; American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains; Coyote America: A Natural & Supernatural History.

December 4 - Lowriders I Have Loved

Don J. Usner,
Cultural Geographer, Photographer and Co-Author (w/Elmo Baca): New Mexico Route 66 on Tour: Legendary Architecture from Glen Rio to Gallup; (w/ Wm. DeBuys) Valles Caldera: A Vision for New Mexico’s National Preserve; Author: Orale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico; Chasing Dichos Through Chimayo; Sabino’s Map: Life in Chimayo’s Old Plaza; Benigna’s Chimayo: Cuentos from the Old Plaza; Board Member, Chimayo Historic Museum.

December 11 - Volcanic Geology of the Jemez Mountain Range

Dr. Kirt Kempter,
Volcanologist and Field Geologist; Study Leader, Smithsonian Journeys to Antarctica and Iceland; Former Fulbright Scholar; Field research in Costa Rica, Mexico and New Mexico; Field Geologic Training for NASA Astronaut Candidate Program in New Mexico

December 18 - Losing Eden: Avoiding the Great Filter

Dr. Sara Dant,
Environmental Historian, Professor of History and Recipient, 2015/2017 Sustainability Research Faculty Award, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; Co-Author (w/H. Roffman): Encyclopedia of American National Parks; Author, ‘Selling and Saving Utah: 1945 to Present’, in Utah History; Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West.

Series produced by Southwest Seminars, a 501(c)3 education non-profit; recipient 2008 Heritage Preservation Award, City of Santa Fe. (505) 466-2775

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