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 ::

Antarctic Edge: 70degrees South
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Preston

Omar Tesdell: Nature Reserves, Territory, and the Question of Palestinian Cultivation
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin 304

Open Sounds, Hidden Spaces: Listening, Wandering, and Spatial Formation in Sufi Iran
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 101

The Rickshaw and the Policeman: Zulu Men, Work and Clothing in Colonial Natal
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: RKC 115

Sound and Affect Lecture Series
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Avery Art Center, Center for Film, Electronic Arts and Music

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 ::