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 ::

Neo Muyanga: A Study in Sound and Image
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Bard Hall, Bard College Campus

Instruments of Lament: Communication without Words in New Orleans Jazz Funeral
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Recent Events ::

Film - Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Silence, Taboo, and Everyday Practices of Revolution: What Sovereignty Feels Like
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Whitehead’s Process, Music’s Reality:
Sound and Affect after the Ontological Turn

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

"Celebrity Rapture, Selfie Love, Parody after Identity"
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Peter Rosenblum
 Professor of International Law and Human Rights


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

Alumni Profiles ::

Mandy Tumulty, '94
I work as a civil servant for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) managing projects, building cross-organizational coalitions, leading organizational change, and researching and developing initiatives that impact strategic human capital planning and management.