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


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Faculty Meeting of the Semester

This meeting will be followed by the President's Open House and Reception
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Drop/Add Period Ends, Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline

Monday, October 13, 2014 – Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Break

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets Due