The Research Forum is our magazine-like section devoted to the research life of Bard Graduate Center.


The theme for the academic year 2018–19 at Bard Graduate Center explores the question “When is After?” Revisions, the ongoing series that re-mixes BGC research content, focuses this year on Comparison. Former Visiting Fellow Beth Piatote writes about her time at BGC in her contribution to “Fellows Talk.” To celebrate publication of Ittai Weinryb’s Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, we re-publish Daniel Lee’s essay on “Cultural Histories of the Material World,” Bard Graduate Center’s monograph series in which Weinryb published Ex Voto: Votive Giving Across Cultures (2016).

The Research Forum publishes original scholarship in the form of individual essays or ongoing series. It also contains links to scholarly content performed in BGC’s Lecture Hall on West 86th Street. Depth of content can be explored through the archive by time and place, but also by series and by areas of particular institutional focus.