Other Study Opportunities

Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities

Intellectuals and scholars meet at Bard to consider current issues with the same kind of insight and independence of mind that political philosopher Hannah Arendt—who came to Bard in the 1940s and left her private papers to the College—brought to bear on such themes as anti-Semitism, totalitarianism, and consumerism. The Arendt Center houses a digitized archive and library. Bard students serve as research assistants, participate in lectures and workshops, contribute to the archive website, and assist at conferences. The center sponsors lectures, lunchtime discussions, roundtables, and conferences. Recent conferences, such as “Lying in Politics” and “Human Being in an Inhuman Age,” included artificial intelligence guru and futurist Ray Kurzweil and MIT psychologist Sherry Turkle, who examines human relationships with computers.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Matriculation Days

Advising and Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students