The Forum on Migration brings distinguished scholars in literature and the arts to campus for special lectures.
Academic and Arts Programming
Barnard is committed to furthering the intellectual development of its students by providing venues for the public discussion of pressing topics and bringing outstanding scholars to campus.
The Barnard International Artists Series engages students in the world of contemporary artists and thinkers and their work. The series was founded by its principal curator, Pulitzer Prize- winning author Hisham Matar.
Curated by associate professor Hana Worthen, this series considers performance as a process and practice of inquiry through lectures and talks.
Athena Film Festival
The Athena Film Festival is an annual festival of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders.
Scholars in Residence
Barnard welcomes a rich array of visiting scholars through various programs, including:
Lida Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence
Anna Quindlen ’74 Writer-in-Residence
Movement Lab Artists in Residence
The Social Justice Institute at BCRW
Visiting international scholars
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Biannual Conference
Reacting to the Past
Scholar and Feminist Conference (BCRW)
Virginia C. Gildersleeve Lectures (latest lecture)
Lucyle Hooke Visiting Lecture Series
Susan S. Ratner '86 Writing and Speaking Pedagogy Lectures (latest lecture)
Stages of Inquiry
Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts
Women Poets at Barnard
Writers at Barnard
'STUFF' and 'Dance We Do' Installation
Rising to the challenge of COVID
ThirdSpace@ (Athena Center for Leadership)
Movement lab prompts