Spring 2014 Courses
Fall 2013 Speaker Series
The Fall 2013 Experimental Humanities Speaker Series is currently underway, featuring established and upcoming academic voices in fields such as Africana Studies, Digital Humanities, Literature, New Media, Software Studies, and Women's Studies, and pioneering professionals working in architecture, journalism, law, public policy, and manga publishing. See below for more information about upcoming events!
Container Project Underway
Experimental Humanities is working with Henderson Labs, Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS), and architect Adam Kalkin to design a new Digital Media Lab for our campus. Generously supported by the Alden Trust, the lab will be sustainably built from recycled materials (including repurposed shipping containers) and developed by Bard students, faculty, and staff. An EUS/EH course in fall 2013 will facilitate this work, and we plan to break ground in winter 2014. This space will serve as an incubator for further collaboration and experimentation with media within the Bard community. (Image: a Kalkin QuikHouse; more designs here.)
EH at Bard's Foreign Policy Exchange Program
EH Director Maria Cecire and Bard Professor Walter Russell Mead spoke with fellows from 16 countries about New Media and Politics during Bard's U.S. Foreign Policy Institute academic exchange program “Grand Strategy in Context: Institutions, People, and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy." Discussions ranged from blogging (Mead is Editor-at-Large at The American Interest and blogs at Via Meadia) to internet memes to social media use in the fellows' home countries. In keeping with Experimental Humanities's interest in historical context, the conversation also extended to the parallels between digital textuality and medieval manuscript dissemination, and the 18th/19th c. predecessors of today's political blogs. The exchange was sponsored by Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Department of State’s Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Spring 2014 Courses
The Spring 2014 EH courses are up, and include a great range in all Divisons of the college. The Experimental Humanities core course "The History of the Experiment" will be taught by Prof. Lianne Habinek this Spring, and is listed as "LIT 2217" in the Course Catalog.