Summer Faculty-Led Programs
Sustainable Communities in Ecuador, Summer 2023: The proposed course is designed to provide students with a unique one-to-one interaction with Spanish native speakers in three different sites: the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest Reservation of Papallacta, the Indigenous Reservation of Mandaripanga, and the Runatupari Indigenous Community in the Andean Region of Ecuador. Students will explore and document the work some indigenous groups have been doing since the new constitution was approved back in 2008 and will work hand in hand when possible with women community leaders at the different sites.
Translating Theatre Workshop, Paris, France, Summer 2023: Barnard’s prestigious Center for Translation Studies is returning to Paris after a pandemic-related hiatus of two years! In this four-week program, students will immerse themselves in French culture by attending theater performances and navigating daily life as a Parisian, all while working collaboratively on translating French plays into English with Barnard faculty member Laurie Postlewate, a foremost practitioner. Classes will be held in Columbia University’s historic Reid Hall.
Barnard Acting in Paris, Summer 2023: Barnard Acting in Paris is an intensive Acting class that focuses on the practical study of key Contemporary French theatre practitioners. Functioning in tandem with the Translating Theatre Workshop, the course will practice the acting ideas acquired through the performance of new translations of French plays. Both classes will attend performances of the plays selected to understand further how the body, language, and ensemble work operates to create meaning on stage.
Barnard Dance in Paris, Summer 2023: Led by Barnard faculty member Colleen Thomas-Young in conjunction with USF faculty member Michael Foley, this annual four-week intensive course of study in Paris is a unique opportunity for serious dancers and choreographers to live and dance in one of the world’s greatest cities. This Program offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for dance majors to expand their historical, cultural and performance-based knowledge through exposure to the rich tradition of dance in the French capital.
Barnard Archaeology Field School Summer 2022: The Barnard Department of Anthropology Archaeology Field School is designed to provide students with training in the methods of archaeology and oral history while studying the rich indigenous and settler histories of the American Southwest. Work alongside Barnard faculty member Severin Fowles and his colleagues in beautiful northern New Mexico and help write new histories of the past while serving communities in the present.