Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Deans' Hour Lecture Series

A Weekly Guest Lecture and Performance Series

Wednesday afternoons, 2:30 to 3:20 PM unless noted otherwise

The 2017-2018 Lecture Series

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September 13
“Plato’s Retreat:  The Allegory of the Cave, Digitized”
Professor Bruce Matthews, Social Studies Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

September 29 (11:45am)
“Death and Friendship in the Iliad
Professor David Clark, World Languages Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

October 4
"The Genesis of the Canon and the Canonical Status of Genesis; or, is Eve to be Blamed or Celebrated?"
Professor Bruce Matthews, Social Studies Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

October 6*
“Archeology of Ancient Cities”  
Professor Uzma Rizvi
Pratt Institute
*11:45 AM

October 18
“An American in Mzansi: Lessons on navigating politics, social justice and sexuality in South Africa”
Professor Rachael Gibson, Health Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

November 1
“White supremacy and the Distribution of Legal Authority in America”
Professor Anna Lind-Guzik, Judith S. Kaye Visiting Professor in Humanities and the Law

November 3*
“On Du Bois”“114 Years of Souls: From Jim Crow to #BlackLivesMatter”
Professor Kirin Wachter-Grene
New York University
*12:40 PM

November 8
“Let’s Go Down to Dungeon-Town: Some Notes on Designing  a Game”
Professor Zach Holbrook
BHSEC Manhattan
 
November 15
“Give me liberty or give me debt”
Deroy Murdock, Journalist

November 29
“Origins and Adaptations: The FHA and Multi-Family Housing in Queens”
Nick Shatan’10, K’18
Planning and Knowledge Capture Coordinator at MIT CoLab

December 6
“Science Fiction and Classical Literature, Olaf Stapledon: posthuman tragedy”
Professor Samuel Cooper
World Languages Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Queens

December 13
“Feeding the World, Feeding Ourselves” Part II
Rene Marion
Director of Education, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

December 15
“Jazz Diplomacy: Representing the Challenges of American Democracy”
James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies
Bard Annandale; Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
*12:40 PM 

January 3
"The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem"
Professor Robert Hahn, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

January 12
"To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf on War and Women"
Professor Ria Banerjee, Guttman Community College, CUNY

January 31
"In the beginning was the word: New Testament basics and the problem of translation"
World Languages Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

February 14
"Vanguard African-American Literary Studies"
Professor Kesi Augustine, Literature Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

February 28
"
On Public Health in New York"
Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH, P'18
Medical Director, NYC Dept of Homeless Services/Dept of Social Services

March 8
"On Dante"
Professor Joe Luzzi, Bard Annandale
(library, 4:00 PM)

March 14
"The Caliphate and the Transformation of Culture from the Near East to Europe"
Professor Abigail Balbale, Bard Graduate Center

March 21
"New Perspectives and Approaches to Justice"
Joseph Gubbay, Judge for the New York City Criminal Court for Kings County,  NY
Visiting Professor, BHSEC

March 23
Inquiry Project Panel

March 28
"On Hamlet"
Professor Adhaar Noor Desai, Bard Annandale

April 11
"TBD"
Corinne Gamper
Pfizer

April 18
"Contingent Homes, Contingent Nation: Rwandan Settlers in Uganda, 1911-64"
Professor Ashley Rockenbach, Social Studies Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

April 25
"Classics and Food"
Andrew College
History and Food Educator

May 2
"On Climate Change"
Professor Sonali McDermid, NYU

May 16
"Design and Decision: Decision-Making in Pride and Prejudice"
Professor Zach Holbrook, Literature Faculty
Bard High School Early College, Manhattan









 

Archived Lectures: 2015-2016