Archives for "Humanities and history"

Saturday

April 10, 2004 12:41 pm

Bates announces speakers, honorary degree recipients for May 31 commencement

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at the 138th commencement at Bates College May 31, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced today.

Wednesday

March 17, 2004 10:33 am

Filmmaker screens documentary about Chinese Cultural Revolution

Chinese-born scholar and director Carma Hinton screens her new two-hour film about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, “Morning Sun,” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Asian studies program and the Freeman Foundation, the film and subsequent discussion led by the filmmaker are open to the public at no charge. For more information, call 207-786-8296.

Monday

March 15, 2004 8:25 am

Scholar and director Carma Hinton screens film about the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Chinese-born scholar and director Carma Hinton screens her new two-hour film about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Morning Sun, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Asian studies program and the Freeman Foundation, the film and subsequent discussion led by the filmmaker are open to the public at no charge. For more information, call 207-786-8296.

Thursday

February 12, 2004 12:23 pm

Cultural historian discusses rock 'n' roll

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, discusses “The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Late 1950s” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American cultural studies program, free of charge.

Wednesday

January 28, 2004 4:12 pm

Cultural historian to discuss rock 'n' roll

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, will discuss “The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock ‘n Roll in the Late 1950s” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American studies program, free of charge.

Wednesday

January 28, 2004 8:43 am

Princeton scholar to discuss memory and civil rights in Bates lecture

Valerie Smith, director of Princeton University’s program in African American studies and a member of the Bates College Class of 1975, gives a lecture titled “Memory and the United States Civil Rights Movement” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Multicultural Center, free of charge.

Tuesday

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.

Sunday

October 12, 2003 2:30 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland discusses veterans' issues

Max Cleland, a Vietnam veteran and former U.S. senator from Georgia, discusses veterans’ issues and the impact the Bush administration has had on American military veterans in a speech at 5:30 p.m. today in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, Campus Avenue.

Friday

February 14, 2003 2:32 pm

Lectures explore Russian wilderness, Sichuan art, social impacts of science

Four lectures in the coming weeks offer provocative, enlightening views on topics ranging from Chinese art to a feminist view of science and values. All four lectures are open to the public at no charge.

Wednesday

January 8, 2003 3:07 pm

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

Award-winning filmmaker Joanne Grant, a writer and veteran civil rights activist of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.