Africana Studies

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For more information about Africana Studies at Bard College or questions about this site:

Drew Thompson
Director of Africana Studies
Tel: 845-758-6822 x4600
E-mail: dthompso@bard.edu
Office: Hopson 303
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Annandale-on-Hudson
New York 12504-5000

Upcoming Events

  • Mar
    26
    The Words We Live By: Poetry and Philosophy in Conversation
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: The Sanctuary at Murray's, Tivoli
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  • Apr
    25
    The Eccentric Augustine
    Catherine Conybeare, Professor of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
    Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location: Olin, Room 102
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Past Events

                        

2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Eccentric Augustine
Catherine Conybeare, Professor of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Olin, Room 102  4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
The writings of Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE) are fundamental to the Western European intellectual tradition. It is rarely taken into account, however, that he spent almost his entire life in North Africa. This talk will consider what the late Roman Empire looked like from the “eccentric” vantage points of Numidia and Africa Proconsularis—Algeria and Tunisia, in contemporary terms—and what effect that eccentricity may have had on Augustine’s thought.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Classical Studies Program; Religion Program
Contact: David Ungvary  845-758-7600  ungvary@bard.edu
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Words We Live By: Poetry and Philosophy in Conversation
The Sanctuary at Murray's, Tivoli  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Words We Live By: Poetry and Philosophy in Conversation

Sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, Literature Program, Written Arts Program, Africana Studies Program, and the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College

The Hannah Arendt Poetry and Philosophy Address invites a poet and a philosopher to engage in conversation about the place of poetry in a world increasingly defined by political and social strife, disorientation, and loneliness. Hannah Arendt has written that “the storehouse of memory is kept and watched over by the poets, whose business it is to find and make the words we live by.” For Arendt, poetry was what remained after the war, as a record of experience that could provide a sense of durability in the world, and as a form of thinking that could orient us away from the tyranny of ideology. Throughout her career the language of poetry remained at the heart of her political writing, and it is in this spirit that we invite a poet and a philosopher to talk together about the enduring and urgent significance of poetry in the world today. 
 FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS

Fred Moten lives in New York and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. His latest book is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018).






Robert Gooding-Williams is the M. Moran Weston / Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the author of Zarathustra's Dionysian Modernism (Stanford, 2001), Look, a Negro! Philosophical Essays on Race, Culture, and Politics (Routledge, 2005), and In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America (Harvard, 2009).




Free & Open to the Public
Location: Murray’s Tivoli, The Sanctuary (2nd floor)
Date: March 26, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 pm
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Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Hannah Arendt Center; Literature Program; Written Arts Program
Contact: 845-758-7878