Stories about "Humanities and history"
1980 — The Iran Hostage Crisis

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:08 am

Feb. 13, 1980, was Day 102 of the hostage crisis in Tehran, Iran. But for globetrotting freelance journalist William Worthy ’42, it was just another day in just another post-revolution country.

Work, Truly Our Own

Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:49 am

Among workshops that Bates held on Jan. 21 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., one stood out by virtue of its subject: Bates itself.

New exhibit includes rare photos of U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie '36

Friday, March 28, 2008 11:04 am

A new photographic exhibit, including seldom-seen family images, depicting the late Maine statesman and environmentalist Edmund S. Muskie is on display at Bates College's Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Historically Black

Saturday, March 1, 2008 2:13 pm

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can't — and that's just the point

Mays and King

Friday, February 1, 2008 2:21 pm

Lawrence Carter, presenter of the keynote address for the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 21, talked partly about the influence that Benjamin E. Mays ’20 had on the great civil rights leader. “You can see Mays all through King,” said Carter, professor of religion at Morehouse College.

Award-winning fiction writer Michael Hyde reads at Bates

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Michael Hyde, winner of the 2005 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for his short story collection What Are You Afraid Of? (University of North Texas Press, 2005), reads from his work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall.

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshops

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:38 pm

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshops

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:32 pm

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Bates King Day offers 'Old Roots, New Struggles' theme

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:52 am

The Rev. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Morehouse College professor of religion, is the keynote speaker for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. Classes at the college are canceled and special programming is scheduled throughout the day with an emphasis on the theme "Modernizing King: Old Roots, New Struggles." Scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Bates College Chapel, Carter's address is part of a celebration of King's life and work that includes performances, art exhibitions, workshops and orations. All events are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-6400 or see a complete list of events scheduled for Martin Luther King Day.

Noted Harvard sociologist to discuss her mother's extraordinary life

Thursday, November 1, 2007 10:59 am

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist and professor of education at Harvard University, will give a presentation titled "Balm in Gilead: On Love, Justice and the Word, " at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

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