Archives for "Social sciences"


January 6, 2004 10:36 am

Social scientist examines Haitian revolution at Bates

In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Georges E. Fouron, professor of education at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, will give a talk titled “The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on Revolutionary Movements in the 19th and 20th Centuries and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall.


December 12, 2002 2:56 pm

New lecture series explores links between natural sciences, humanities

“Science, Power, and Difference,” a new lecture series at Bates College, will present innovative research into the social, cultural and political dimensions of the natural sciences.


September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Dedication ceremony to take place for Pettengill Hall

Bates College will dedicate its new academic building, the Frederick B. and Ursula P. Pettengill Hall, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the corner of Bardwell Street and Andrews Road as the highlight of its 1999 Celebrate Bates! Alumni and Parents Weekend.


March 12, 1996 10:44 am

Asian Studies Scholar to Lecture at Bates

An expert in late imperial and early modern Chinese history, she is the author of several books including “Agricultural Change and the Peasant Economy of South China,” “Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century” and “Education and Literacy in Ch’ing China” as well as the editor of “Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China.”


March 12, 1996 10:35 am

Labor Historian to Speak at Bates

A consultant for “Struggles in Steel: The History of African-American Steelworkers,” a documentary film to be released later this year, Hinshaw is the author and editor of numerous publications concerned with race, ethnicity and labor history, including the forthcoming book he co-edited with Paul LeBlanc, “U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Fragmentation and Insurgency” (Humanities Press, 1997).


March 11, 1996 10:24 am

Famed Anthropologist to Lecture at Bates

In his talk March 24, Chagnon will address the controversy over who — anthropologists, missionaries or government agencies, among others — has the right to represent the Yanomamo’s interests to the outside world. The problem has intensified, Chagnon says, because the Yanomamo are now among the best- known ancient cultures in the world. The invasion of Yanomamo territory by Brazilian miners in 1987 focused attention on the issue. Chagnon himself has been assailed by all sides because of his refusal to endorse any of them.


March 6, 1996 10:06 am

Human Rights is Lecture Topic

Jack Donnelly, a professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, will discuss “The United Nations and Human Rights: Past Achievements and Future Prospects.” The talk, in the Benjamin Mays Center, is open to the public at no charge.