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The Journey of the “Russian Columbus” from Victorian England to Bollywood

A Lecture by Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anindita Banerjee will discuss two translations of an unusual text of the 15th century — the travelogue of a Russian merchant, which is punctuated and even overwhelmed by its religious invocations to Allah and the Prophet Mohammed.

What’s on Your Plate? The History and Politics of Food

A panel discussion with Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, and Paige West
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation exploring how food shapes culture and politics.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Faculty panelists offer insights from their research.

Fall 2016
The Class of 1971 Oral History Project preserves Barnard history from a perspective often lost to the community at large—stories shared over Reunion dinners, laughed about on...

Sixteenth Annual Reacting to the Past Institute Draws Representatives from 100 Colleges and Universities

More than 180 participants, from 100 colleges and universities across the U.S., Canada, Norway, China, and Australia, will convene at Barnard's Sixteenth Annual Reacting to the Past Institute on June 9–12. 

Fall 2015
Few Americans know Iraq and its history as well as Phebe Marr, who became engrossed in studying the region as a Barnard student in the 1950s. She...
Spring 2016
Theirs is a tale of sibling devotion—to each other, and to a cause. Born early in the 20th century, two sisters—Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30, an elementary school...
Fall 2015
It’s just before 1 p.m. on the second floor of Milbank Hall and students are rushing to put the final touches on their costumes as they prepare...