Archives for "History"

Tuesday

December 16, 2014 10:44 am

‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader’s commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

Friday

September 26, 2014 3:21 pm

Forums to look at immigration, economy; Wabanaki-state child welfare history

Forums to look at immigration, economy; Wabanaki-state child welfare history

Harward Center Civic Forums at Bates College in October explore the role of immigration in Maine’s economy; and a historic effort to redress problems created by government policies toward Native American children.

Tuesday

July 15, 2014 12:18 pm

Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History, dies at age 78

Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History, dies at age 78

A witty and exacting teacher and scholar who broadened the college’s curricular offerings in history and Asian studies, Hirai died July 14.

Thursday

March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Historian Joe Hall favors Goetz ’00 and ‘The Baptism of Early Viriginia’ in Elite 8 matchup

Historian Joe Hall favors Goetz ’00 and ‘The Baptism of Early Viriginia’ in Elite 8 matchup

Why not join a March Madness competition where you have a real rooting interest?

Tuesday

January 21, 2014 2:57 pm

For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

Gary Younge painted a picture of events behind the 1963 March on Washington and King’s speech that, paradoxically, made it all seem both inevitable and fortuitous.

Monday

January 6, 2014 2:06 pm

2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

Bates will live-stream the keynote address and the annual Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate with Morehouse College.

Tuesday

December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental award from the Shetland government and environmental organizations….

Wednesday

November 13, 2013 8:08 am

Senior weaves extraordinary family history with investigative look at Germany during Holocaust, and now

Senior weaves extraordinary family history with investigative look at Germany during Holocaust, and now

Rachel Baumann discusses her grandparents’ travails during the Holocaust, and offers insights into wartime history and the roles of humanity and faith, on Nov. 15.

Friday

November 8, 2013 3:34 pm

Bates College lectures to explore intersections of religion, trade, culture in Mediterranean

Bates College lectures to explore intersections of religion, trade, culture in Mediterranean

The Bates College lecture series “Byzantium and Islam: Art, Poetry and Sound at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean Sea” resumes Nov. 14.

Monday

October 21, 2013 4:28 pm

Bates welcomes new faculty: Lydia Barnett, history

Bates welcomes new faculty: Lydia Barnett, history

To some people, says historian Lydia Barnett, Hurricane Sandy signified something more than merely physical phenomena.