10 May 2008

2008 Summer Class at UNM: Acequias y Mercedes

The University of New Mexico is presenting a Summer 2008 class called

"Acequias y Mercedes: Land, Water & Cultural Landscapes of New Mexico"

to be held on June 2 - 27, 2008, 9-12, Monday through Friday.

Weeks 1,2 & 4 will be at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM; while week 3 will be held in the Mora Valley, NM.

From the flier:

"Field Seminars: A field based survey of Acequia Culture and Landscapes of New Mexico, based on the folkways associated with traditional management of water, historic land grants, and agriculture. This overview of ecology, history, ethnography, and sustainable systems of the region is accompanied by training in digital documentary technology, interview techniques, field notes, archiving, analysis, and the ethics of cultural representation. Two weeks of fieldwork will be conducted in the middle Rio Grande Valley, Tijeras Canyon, and Cuba, plus one week in the Mora Valley of northern NM."

For more information, contact Dr. Enrique Lamadrid at (505) 269-5569, or by E-mail: lamadrid@unm.edu.

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