Bard College

Program Overview

What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of people and cultural difference both past and present.  Anthropology is a holistic field that uses the wide variety of human expression and practices around the globe as its source of data.  The central feature of Anthropology is ethnography and fieldwork, which entails the study of how people make meaning from the world around them.

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News & Events ::

Spectatorship in an Age of Surveillance
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Fisher Center

Recent Events ::

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Preston

In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and its Ironies- A talk with David Rieff
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Religion, witchcraft, magic and kinship in former colonies of Great Britain and Portugal
Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 201

Sound in Theory, Sound in Practice
Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Blum

Sound in Theory, Sound in Practice
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Alumni Profiles ::

Susan Levine, '87
My studies at Bard prepared me for more than just academic life. It prepared me for life, with all its complexity, sorrow, and grace. At the height of apartheid in 1986, I conducted research for my senior thesis on a South African play, which I used as a lens through which to comment on the uneven relationships between gender, class, and race among women in South Africa. This formative experience paved the way for my post-graduate research on youth activism in Cape Town (MA) and children's particpation as workers in South Africa's wine industry (PhD). MORE ::