When is the building available?

The Center for Experimental Humanities at New Annandale House hosts regular EH events, workshops, and meetings for EH projects and courses. Outside of these centrally scheduled times, members of the Bard community can apply to reserve the downstairs space for other activities, especially those that share Experimental Humanities’ interests in how technology and media intersect with the arts, humanities, and culture.

Mondays-Fridays 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Saturdays-Sundays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Who can reserve the building?

The downstairs of the Center for Experimental Humanities 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! Experimental Humanities-related events and requests based on specific need for this space will have priority in reserving the building.

All reserved times in the building must be staffed by

1) an EH student worker or staff member if it is an EH-related event or a student reservation

2) Bard faculty/staff who have completed an orientation to review the policies for the building and signed a letter of agreement

EH student workers and staff are not responsible for setting up or cleaning up the space.

How many people can use the space?

The furniture in the space is reconfigurable and can accommodate seating for 16 people in chairs. Additionally, the stair case can be used for auditorium-like seating for speaking events. The garage door may be opened in fair weather to accommodate performances in the space with seating outside on the lawn. The limit on the number of occupants inside the building is 38.

Requests will be approved pending availability and confirmation of staffing for the space.

Technology available for use in the space

EH can make the following technology available to use for events: sound recording equipment, video and photography, limited lab laptops (4), projectors, and a 65″ TV for presentations.

Exterior view of the Center for Experimental Humanities with people outside
Courtesy of MB Architecture

To reserve the building

Please complete THIS ONLINE FORM at least one week in advance of the event.

Requests will be approved pending availability and confirmation of staffing for the space.