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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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News & Events ::

The NSU Monologues
Monday, October 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Archaeology of the Holocaust: From the Great Synagogue of Vilna to Ponar, Lithuania
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Recent Events ::

The Invisible Animal: The Morality of Sacrifice and Interspecies Care in Experimental Lab Science
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Medical Anthropology and Global Public Health: A Discussion
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, George Ball Lounge

Spring Anthropology Social
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: RKC Lobby

Capitalist Pasts, Post-Capitalist Futures 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Spun Dry: Mobility, Morbidity, and Jurisdiction in Northern Australia
Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102

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 ::