Bard College Publications

Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

Bard Graduate Center: West 86th

The BGC publishes the journal West 86th and previously published Studies in the Decorative Arts (1993 to 2009). In 2012, the BGC inaugurates a new series, Cultural Histories of the Material World. BGC also publishes scholarly exhibition catalogues and scholarly books.

Bard Music Festival Book Series

Each year the Bard Music Festival explores a single composer's life, work, and times. The festival's concerts, lectures, and panel discussions are complemented by a book of related articles, essays, and letters edited by a prominent music scholar. In 2012 the festival celebrated its 23rd season, featuring Camille Saint-Saëns.

The Bardian

The Bardian, a magazine published twice yearly, presents alumni/ae profiles, news of the College, class notes, and other articles and announcements of particular interest to alumni/ae.

Center for Curatorial Studies

The Center for Curatorial Studies publishes museum exhibition catalogues to accompany each of its major exhibitions.


Bard's widely respected and influential literary journal, Conjunctions, publishes innovative fiction, poetry, translations, essays, and interviews by established and emerging writers from the United States and around the world. Edited by Bard professor and noted novelist Bradford Morrow, Conjunctions is published semiannually, in the spring and fall.


Hudsonia Ltd. is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt institute for environmental research and education housed in the Bard College Field Station. Hudsonia publishes books, publications by Hudsonia authors, and News from Hudsonia, an environmental newsletter.

Levy Economics Institute

The Levy Institute's publications program is the mainstay of its public education activities. It publishes working papers, strategic analyses, public policy briefs, policy notes, reports, summaries, a book series, a comprehensive website, conference, symposium, and forum proceedings, as well as other material for professional and general audiences.

Words without Borders

Words without Borders is an online magazine for international literature. The magazine promotes international communication by publishing the world's best writing—selected and translated by distinguished professionals—and presenting it on the Web. The publication's goal is to introduce exciting international writing to travelers, teachers, students, publishers, and media.

Student Publications

Bard Free Press

Bard Free Press is a student-run, bimonthly publication presenting local, national, international, and community news, as well as music, film, politics, and culture pertinent to the Bard community.

La Voz

La Voz (The Voice) is a Bard-sponsored monthly magazine written in Spanish by Bard College students and faculty, as well as by individuals and organizations from outside the Bard community.