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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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Recent Events ::

Middle Eastern Studies 
Open House 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Kline, Faculty Dining Room

"Make it New": New Possibilities for Classical Jewish Texts in Scholarship and Culture
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 1:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Yellow Room in the campus center and RKC 103

HOW TO BUILD A GIANT TELESCOPE IN THE DESERT (AND MAKE A WORLD): 
A FIELD GUIDE

Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

When Social Media are the News
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 202

Sensorial world of built environments.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: TBD

Alumni Profiles ::

Andrew Newman '01, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University
Andrew Newman graduated from Bard in 2001 with a major in Anthropology and is now Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. His senior project, "Urban Like a Jackalope: Culture, Capital, and the Remaking of Downtown Houston", was written under the supervision of Prof. Mario Bick and sparked his interest in urban ethnography. He pursued his doctoral training at the CUNY Graduate Center under the supervision of Prof. Ida Susser. MORE ::