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Deans' Hour

"Deans’ hours" are the time designated weekly for community academic and artistic events. These guest lectures, panel presentations, performances, and student-organized symposia provide a collective forum for students and faculty to witness the application of ideas explored in the classroom to the real-worlds of scholarly investigation, scientific experiment, and community life. Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:20pm (7th period)

Spring 2014 Schedule

Year 1 Seminar Lecture Series

  • February 26th
    Dr. Peter N. Miller, Dean & Professor of History, Bard Graduate Center
    "Petrarch and Machiavelli: Two Faces of Renaissance Humanism"
  • March 26th
    Year-2 Student abridged production of Hamlet, produced by Jenny Tibbels-Jordan, Theater, BHSEC-Manhattan
  • April 30th
    Dr. Christopher H. Gibbs, James H. Ottaway Jr., Professor of Music, Bard College
    TBA, on Mozart's "Don Giovanni"
  • May 28th
    Dr. Zachary Holbrook, Visiting English Faculty, BHSEC-Manhattan
    TBA, on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice



Sophomore Seminar Events



Fall 2013 Schedule

Year 1 Seminar Lecture Series
  • September 9th
    Dr. Leon Botstein, President of Bard College
    “Contemplation and Conduct: Everyday Life and the Intellectual Tradition”
  • September 25th
    Dr. Bruce Matthews, Philosophy Faculty at BHSEC-Manhattan
    “The Genesis of the Canon and the Canonical Status of Genesis; or, is Eve to be Blamed or Celebrated?”
  • October 2nd
    Dr. David Clark, Classics Faculty at BHSEC-Manhattan
    “On The Iliad”
  • October 30th
    Dr. Phil Mitsis, Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization
    “On Sophocles & Ancient Greek Tragedy”
  • November 13th
    Dr. Bruce Matthews, Philosophy Faculty at BHSEC-Manhattan
    “On Plato”
  • December 18th
    Dr. Joy Connolly, Associate Professor of Classics 
    “On Roman Oratorical Culture in relation to Augustine”

Sophomore Seminar Events

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