Stories about "Humanities and history"
Award-winning author John Edgar Wideman to speak at Bates on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 6, 1999 3:55 pm

Novelist John Edgar Wideman, two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, will speak at Bates College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a two-day series of activities and workshops focused on Two Societies: A Focus on Class through the Lenses of Race and Gender. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.

Best-selling author to discuss popular culture at Bates

Saturday, January 2, 1999 12:55 pm

Noted cultural critic David Horowitz will discuss the intersection of popular culture and public policy at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Jazz and gospel groups combine to perform celebration of the Civil Rights movement

Tuesday, November 3, 1998 12:49 pm

Contemporary jazz meets traditional gospel when The Christian McBride Jazz Quartet and the Maine Gospel Choir perform "The Movement, Revisited," a musical celebration of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Womanist to deliver annual Zerby lecture

Sunday, September 20, 1998 1:54 pm

The construction of social ethics, drawing on the resources available in African-American women's literary tradition, will be the topic of the annual Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lecture at Bates Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Bates names new vice president for development and alumni affairs

Wednesday, May 6, 1998 1:15 pm

Victoria M. Devlin is the new vice president for development and alumni affairs at Bates College, President Donald W. Harward announced.

Historian to discuss civil rights and economic justice

Monday, April 27, 1998 3:29 pm

Howard Zinn, a civil-rights historian, playwright and award-winning author, will discuss Civil Rights and Economic Justice May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Black Maria film festival to screen winning entries

Friday, April 17, 1998 3:11 pm

Bates will screen winning entries from the 17th annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival May 2 and May 3 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The Saturday program begins at 8 p.m., and a different program begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for each screening, and tickets can be purchased at the door. The festival is sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art with support from the Bates Filmboard.

'Africa Peace Tour' to mirror Clinton's visit to Africa, make a stop at Bates

Tuesday, March 24, 1998 4:12 pm

As part of its visit to New England, an "Africa Peace Tour" sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will make a stop at Bates April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the program free of charge.

Date-rape activist to discuss higher education response to sexual assault

Wednesday, March 11, 1998 3:30 pm

As part of Rape Awareness Week at Bates, date-rape victim and sexual assault activist Katie Koestner will discuss her experience with date-rape March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

'On-Line Communities of Classicists' opens technology lecture series

Sunday, January 18, 1998 12:21 pm

In response to the growing presence of classical culture on the World Wide Web, the classical and medieval studies program at Bates presents a series of lectures and workshops given by leaders in the field to demonstrate how new technology can democratize this specialized area of scholarship.

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