Upcoming German Studies Events

Current and Upcoming Events

The Arendt Edition Series presents: "An Introduction to Politics" 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A presentation and discussion with Marcus Llanque.

Marcus Llanque is Professor for Political Theory at University of Augsburg/ Germany. He’s published several books on the theory of democracy, republicanism, and the history of political ideas. He is the editor of Hannah Arendt’s “What is Politics?” within the upcoming critical edition of Arendt’s complete works.

Date: March 8th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 203

Free & Open to the Public
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 203

A Montgomery Place Salon Concert: Schubert

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Performance of a Schubert quintet and a talk on "The Political Culture of Schubert's Vienna: Metternich and Domestic Life"
A Montgomery Place Salon presented by the Bard College Conservatory of Music and Historical Studies Program with a talk on "The Political Culture of Schubert's Vienna: Metternich and Domestic Life" by Professor Gregory Moynahan, followed by a performance of the String Quintet in C Major, D 956, "Two cellos" by Franz Schubert by Conservatory students and faculty. Reservations required. Suggested donation $20.
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Montgomery Place, Mansion
Contact: Robert Martin
E-mail: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7196
Website: Event Website

Faculty Recital: Kayo Iwama, pianist and associate director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, with visiting artist mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormack

Thursday, March 29, 2018

All-Schubert Program for Voice and Piano
Metropolitan opera singer MaryAnn McCormack will join pianist Kayo Iwama, associate director of the Bard Conservatory's Graduate Vocal Arts Program, for a special performance of works by Schubert.

Free admission
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Contact: Ann Gabler
E-mail: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7196
Website: Event Website

Book Presentation with Jerome Kohn: Thinking Without a Banister: Essays in Understanding, 1953–1975

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Please join us for a book presentation with Jerome Kohn, editor of Thinking Without a Banister. 

The title refers to Hannah Arendt’s description of her experience of thinking, an activity in which she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood. 

“This second volume of some 40 essays, interviews, conference presentations, acceptance speeches, letters and reviews, edited and introduced by Arendt scholar Kohn, reveals a wide focus, including the relationship of theory to practice, American elections, the Cold War, freedom, civic responsibility, and happiness…. [Arendt] emerges as startlingly prescient: in an interview in 1973, for example, she emphasized that a free press is crucial in a democracy…. A challenging, densely argued, provocative collection.” —Kirkus Reviews

Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 6 pm
Location: Reem Kayden Center for Science (RKC), Room 103
Free and open to the public
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Translation Symposium

Friday, April 27, 2018

A conference on the theory and practice of translation, organised by Bard's Center for Translation and Translatability

Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Bard College Campus
Contact: Olga Voronina
E-mail: ovoronin@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7472