Double O

As the week was wearing off, on the Friday night of November 16, Matthias Hurst, professor of film studies at ECLA of Bard, did a thorough presentation of title sequences of James Bond movies. He covered the years 1962-2008, starting with Dr. No and ending with Quantum of Solace, thus celebrating the 50th anniversary of

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Let’s Play a Love Game

On the 23rd February, the AY and BA1’s regular Thursday seminar session was replaced with a plenary session on modern music and love, which was held in the lecture hall and coordinated by seminar leaders Brendan Boyle and David Hayes. After we had spent the previous sessions on the Song of Songs and old Hispano-Arabic

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Bruno Macaes: Democratize the economy!

On February 1st, ECLA Professor Bruno Macaes led the first winter term meeting of the Politics Club regarding the Eurozone crisis. Bruno is currently a senior policy adviser to Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and is on leave from his teaching duties at ECLA. Bruno’s firsthand account of the inner workings of Portuguese politics

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An Evening with Euclid

On November 16th, students and faculty, led by Michael Weinman, came together for a seminar on Euclid’s Elements which was a supplementary seminar to the Academy Year core course on Plato’s Republic. The discussion aimed to relate Euclid’s propositions to the concept of the divided line found in Book VI of the Republic and Socrates’ suggested educational

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