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.

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)

Lecture Series

Virginia C. Gildersleeve Lectures
Lucyle Hooke Visiting Lecture Series
Susan S. Ratner '86 Writing and Speaking Pedagogy Lectures

Performing Arts

Stages of Inquiry
Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts