Barnard College News

In celebration of 2022’s Women’s History Month (March), read about the work of 22 Barnard community members who champion feminist and gender issues.

Students in the Histories of the Present seminar turned their remote course into an opportunity to research their local communities for their senior thesis projects.

How interdisciplinary academic studies at a liberal arts college bolsters Barnard’s “STEAM” majors.

In recognition of National American Indian Heritage Month (November), Barnard highlights historic Manhattan areas where the Lenape peoples lived for centuries.
 

Professor of history José Moya explains the history behind the Mexican holiday that honors the dead and traces its connection to Halloween, while considering Barbie’s and Coco’s places in the cultural appropriation debate. 

Artists and transnational collaborators Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle open up about the famous monument’s long-term residency in Barnard Hall, the legacy of Mary Thomas, and the importance of filling public art space with black narratives. 

For this Father’s Day edition of “Break This Down,” history professor Nara Milanich shares some fascinating stories about parentage from her new book, Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (June 10), which explores the social and political constructs that have been built around the idea of fatherhood.

This excerpt of a Barnard Magazine article by Professor Emerita of History Rosalind Rosenberg discusses the role of Barnard students in the historic 1968 Columbia protests.

The 1968 protests and campus activism today were the topics of a March 6, 2018, panel hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) in cooperation with the Barnard Archives and the Barnard College Class of 1971.