Archives for "Humanities and history"


December 5, 2008 12:00 pm

Mao Jacket sculpture arrives in style

Following its autumn-long appearance on Park Avenue in Manhattan, a 10-foot eponymous Mao jacket was installed on Bates’ own busy thoroughfare, Alumni Walk, on Dec. 5.


November 16, 2008 1:16 pm

Trying new things…

I never thought when I came to Bates that I would act in a play, but that’s one of the great things about this college. If you put yourself out there, there are a ton of opportunities to try new things and get involved in programs, clubs, and activities you never imagined you would be interested in.


November 1, 2008 8:44 am

It's all about the paper trail for archives director Kat Stefko

Asked to describe her job as an archivist, Katherine Stefko’s stock reply is, “I’m paid to read other people’s mail.” The joke is revealing. Director of archives and special collections at Bates, Stefko oversees the delicate work of gathering documentary materials that reveal the details — sometimes very personal — of history.


October 29, 2008 8:59 am

Darwin anniversary series continues with Flock of Dodos

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, the book in which Darwin set forth the theory of evolution.


October 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates museum welcomes Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar for book signing

Renowned Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar will be signing books to celebrate the Islandport Press’ reprinting of The Little Fisherman, which she illustrated.


October 6, 2008 12:00 pm

Philosopher discusses war and its alternatives in annual Zerby lecture

Philosopher, author and producer Sam Keen gives a presentation titled The Lasting Appeal of War and the Quest for a Moral and Erotic Alternative at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


August 29, 2008 12:00 pm

Expert in ethnomathematics, math history to give Sampson Lecture

Ubiratan D’Ambrósio, an authority on the fields of ethnomathematics, math education and the history of mathematics, offers two talks at Bates College on Sept. 18. D’Ambrosio offers an informal look at 19th-century Brazilian mathematician Joaquim Gomes de Souza at 4:30 p.m. His second talk, Bates’ annual Sampson Lecture, is titled “Ethnomathematics in a Global World” and begins at 7:30 p.m.


July 1, 2008 1:19 pm

Hedge and the Bill

As major renovations loom, Bates consideres the two building’s aesthetics and history


July 1, 2008 10:09 am

Believe Muskie

Campaign materials help to form From Rumford to Washington: Edmund S. Muskie’s Life in Photographs, an ongoing exhibition at the…


June 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Exhibit weaves stories of Maine millworkers

‘Weaving a World: Lewiston’s Millworkers, 1920-2008’ describes the mills, millworkers and the social world they made … [and] gives us a front-row seat on history.