Message #213

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:02:19
Subject: Four Hundred Years of Acequia Farming

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: dwied@ionet.net (H-ASEH)
    
"Four Hundred Years of Acequia Farming in the Rio
Arriba Bioregion, 1598-1998."

Conference posters and programs will be available
for distribution in about ten days. If you have
any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate
to contact me.

Warmest regards,
Devon G. Pea, Ph.D.
Director
Rio Grande Bioregions Project
Field Station
P. O. Box 396
San Luis, CO 81152
719-672-3016
    
ANNOUNCING A CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
 
FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF ACEQUIA FARMING N THE RIO
ARRIBA BIOREGION, 1598-1998: A CULTURAL AND NATURAL
HISTORY OF LAND ETHICS IN TRANSITION
 
ONATE MONUMENT AND VISITOR CENTER,
ALCALDE, NEW MEXICO,
AUGUST 8-10, 1998
    
The Rio Grande Bioregions Project at Colorado
College and the Onate Center proudly present a
three-day conference to commemorate the 400th
anniversary of acequia agriculture in the Upper Rio
Grande bioregion.  Please join us for three days of
presentations, lectures, and craft demonstrations
by farmers and research scholars.  A major
photo-documentary exhibition by renowned visual
artist, Miguel Gandert, will be featured.
    
Summary of Conference Agenda
    
August 6 - Opening of a multi-media exhibition.
The photographic exhibition will run through
August 30, 1998.
    
August 8 - Farmers' panels and presentations on the
cultural, economic, social, and  environmental
history of the acequia farming tradition.
    
August 9 - Scholars' panels and presentations on
the research findings of the "Upper Rio Grande
Hispano Farms" study.  Field trip to New Mexico's
oldest acequias.
    
August 10 - Peer review panels.  Field trips to
local acequia farms.
    
The research activities of the Rio Grande
Bioregions Project are made possible through
grants from the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the Colorado Historical Society.
Support for this conference is made possible
through grants from the Ford Foundation, New Mexico
Office of Cultural Affairs, Colorado College, and
the Regional Studies Program at UNM-Albuquerque.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call the Onate Monument
and Visitor Center at 505-852-4639 or the Rio Grande
Bioregions Project, Field Station Office, at
719-672-3016.  Posters and program brochures will be
available at the conference.