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
Language Faculty, BHSEC Queens

December 13
“Feeding the World, Feeding Ourselves”
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 

Archived Lectures: 2015-2016