At the end of the spring term ECLA of Bard welcomed members of the Club of Philosophy from the University of Bialystok, Poland and their – in the words of Katarzyna Chocha (chairman of the club) – “institutional and inspirational” tutor, Bartosz Kuzniarz, and their “non-institutional, but inspirational” tutor Piotr Nowak, both Doctors of Philosophy.
This spring term, as part of the Studio Theatre Class, ECLA of Bard is taking its students to performances in various theatres in Berlin to enable them to develop their perspective on the art of theatre-making, but also to offer a personal experience of Berlin, as one of the most vibrant sites for the art
Between February 6 and 10 2012, ECLA held its annual “Annual Conference”: an event devoted to current global issues in which guest lecturers, ECLA faculty and students explore a particular theme in a series of lectures, panel sessions and seminars. This year the topic was “Censorship” and its connection to the state, religious belief, institutions
On December 5, ECLA was happy to welcome Claudia Baracchi, professor at the University of Milano–Bicocca and Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research. Claudia’s main areas of expertise include Ancient philosophy, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Continental philosophy, philosophy of history, feminist thought, philosophy of art, political philosophy, and ethics. Claudia was invited to
On Friday, November 18th, ECLA students organized a screening of short animation films called “TOONite”. The evening presented us with the challenge and pleasure of revisiting the perspective of a child, questioning our normal conception of reality and imagination. Thanks to the organizers, Jelena Ðjokic and Irina Stelea, we traveled to different parts of the
Not only will they be the first class to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Value Studies programme in June 2012, but they are students who have played a decisive part in shaping ECLA’s academic culture. The present article will deal with the personal, individual—both unique and shared—experiences of three seniors, who talked to
On Wednesday, the 12th of October, ECLA welcomed Jarrell Robinson as a guest lecturer on the second book of Plato’s Republic for our Core course: Plato and his Interlocutors. Jarrell received his BA from St. John’s College and his MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and has been a
When I arrived at ECLA, the first thing I noticed was the view from my dorm of the clear sky. I like to point my gaze upward wherever I go, taking the time to contemplate, for even just a little bit, the progression of human life and my life in particular. The sky is like