Archives for "History"

Thursday

March 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

Information and knowledge are two different things. Teachers like Joseph Hall Jr. proffer the first, but their real work is leading students to the second. Hall does that so well that Bates students chose him for the prestigious 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Friday

March 6, 2009 12:42 pm

'Red Sox Nation' faces competition from a likely source

“Red Sox Nation,” a course taught by Professor of History Margaret Creighton, uses the Olde Towne Team to discuss issues like race, class and gender in America.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 1:19 pm

Turning Points: Simple Questions

The latest campus comings and goings

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:23 am

Trying on for size

Two Bates professors muse about ‘Mao Jacket': Grafflin – It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background; Hirai – On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:00 am

Atskuo Hirai tries on ‘Mao Jacket’

Atskuo Hirai tries on ‘Mao Jacket’

On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Sunday

March 1, 2009 10:53 am

Dennis Grafflin tries on 'Mao Jacket'

It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.

Thursday

February 26, 2009 11:56 am

History professor Hall receives Kroepsch Award for teaching excellence

Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall Jr., a member of the Bates College faculty since 2002, has received the college’s 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. In conjunction with this honor, Hall gives a talk titled “How Maine Was Discovered.”

Monday

January 12, 2009 3:20 pm

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis ’72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn’t expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.

Saturday

October 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Autumn on Campus in Maine

My academic course load is really challenging this semester, but I am really happy with all of my classes. For instance, though I am a Religion major and a Philosophy minor, I registered to take an upper level History seminar on colonial America. It is a subject I wasn’t at all interested in or knew anything about. But all my friends who are History majors told me that Professor Hall was an amazing teacher. Though he was teaching a 100 level class this semester, I decided to take his 300 level seminar with only six other students. There has been tons of reading and writing assignments, but I have fallen in love with the material and the professor. That’s something special about Bates and the liberal arts experience. You don’t have to limit yourself to classes within your major, or even personal interests.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 10:39 am

Community Fabric

The Harward Center and a fledgling Lewiston museum weave a working partnership.