The versatile artist Joulia Strauss performs ancient Greek hymns at the Bard College Berlin workshop on Pythagorean Harmonics

The program of the conference Pythagorean Harmonics from Philolaus to Leibniz, which took place on October 19-20th  at Bard College Berlin, consisted mainly of scholarly lectures given by experts in their fields, which were as diverse as Greek philosophy, mathematics, music or art history. The participants discussed in an interdisciplinary framework recent discoveries or novel

Read More

BUNKER: a short story

Mila Rosenthal sat in the kitchen of her apartment a week before the first air raid of her city: Berlin. Her son, Peter, was still asleep in his room. Mila set the kettle on the stove top and walked around aimlessly, humming to herself. As the water began to boil, she watched the steam rise.

Read More

Serenity

I yield, To the morning haze that engulfs my spirits;   I yield.   For Mother Nature calls, My body withdraws; I am within and without.   Serenity.   I know not why My slumbers break with the sunrise. My inner and outer worlds meddle and wed,   And I am one.   The birds

Read More

Question of the Week: “What can the Greeks learn from the Iliad in order to solve the current financial crisis in Greece?”Answer by David Hayes

Die Bärliner blog launches today a series where Bard College Berlin faculty offer their perspective on much-debated contemporary issues or current hot topics. If you’d like to ask one of our faculty member a question in this category, please send it to blog@berlin.bard.edu.   The Iliad is a tragedy. Since tragedies show that terrible suffering is

Read More

A Tribute to Fallen Stars

A falling star, in truth, is a meteorite—a combination of dust and rock falling into the Earth’s atmosphere. As these meteorites fall, they burn up and leave a short-lived trail of light—a meteor. Like stars, meteorites exist in plenty. In much the same way that the universe is constructed, our human realm is in some

Read More