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Center for Experimental
Humanities at Bard College

How does technology mediate what it means to be human?

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Experimental Humanities Out Loud

EH is in the process of producing the first season of its new podcast, Experimental Humanities Out Loud. Each season will include episodes based on unique EH projects, research, and courses, and feature an array of student, faculty, staff, and community voices.

We can't wait to share it with you! Coming December 2019.

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October 25, 2019 1:00 pm

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EH Core Course

LIT 235 - Introduction to Media

Taught by Professor Maria Sachiko Cecire

This course offers an introduction to media history and theory, tracking a series of events and concepts with the aim of understanding media not simply as a scholarly object but as a force in our lives. We will look at old and new media alike, from writing to photography to the contemporary digital landscape, and explore how media have regularly re-shaped our perceptions of time, space, knowledge, and identity. The premise of the course is that the new-ness of new media can only be approached against the background of humanistic experimentation and imagination, even as it transforms our lives and experiences.

Featured EH Course

MUS 247: Ethnography: Music & Sound

Taught by Professor Whitney Slaten

How have recent ethnomusicologists and anthropologists written about traditional and popular musics around the world? How does this writing respond to representing culture, locally and globally? How does this writing about musics’ social contexts respond to changing academic attitudes within the humanities and social sciences, as well as the interdisciplinary development of sound studies? Students will read, present, and discuss chapters from recent book length examples of musical ethnography. Lectures and discussions will focus on the writing strategies of ethnographers, continually assessing how writing represents and analyzes local and global practices of production, circulation, and consumption, as well as how such works participate in emergent scholarly traditions. The course will culminate in a written comparative ethnography analysis paper in which students will compare two ethnographic monographs.

Reserve the Center!

The Center for Experimental Humanities at New Annandale House is open to the Bard community to reserve for all kinds of student, faculty, and staff projects: hands-on workshops, digital exhibitions, game nights, lectures, screenings, performances, and more!

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