Stories about "Humanities and history"
Sociologist, PBS 'History Detectives' investigator to discuss Africa

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:06 pm

The 2007–08 Bates College Lecture Series opens with a discussion of Africa in the modern world by sociologist Tukufu Zuberi at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Bates' Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies delivers inaugural lecture

Thursday, April 5, 2007 12:12 pm

In celebration of his four-year appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates College, historian Michael Jones delivers his inaugural lecture, "Famine, Metahistory, and Interdisciplinarity."

Lecture at college to describe Vietnamese archaeological dig

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:30 pm

Le Thi Lien, a leading Vietnamese archaeologist, visits Bates College to discuss her involvement in a major archaeological site in Hanoi Thursday, March 29, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:26 pm

In celebration of her appointment as Whitehouse Professor of Sociology at Bates College, Emily Kane leads a panel discussion on "Disrupting Privilege: Inequality, Community and Social Change" Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Music of France's 'Belle Epoch' featured in concert

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:35 am

A quartet including three members of the Colby College music faculty visits Bates College to perform music from France's famously creative "Belle Epoch" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Multicultural Center presents political films from African Diaspora

Monday, October 23, 2006 3:45 pm

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a two-day film series titled "Political Films from the African Diaspora" on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26, in Rooms 104 and 105 of the Olin Arts Center.

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:00 pm

In the 2005-06 academic season, at least six Bates students and alumni have received prestigious graduate fellowships. Most worked with the Bates Graduate Fellowship and Watson Committees to prepare their applications.

Grant, new Muskie papers 'a wonderful confluence' for Bates archives

Monday, August 14, 2006 11:38 am

Sen. Ed Muskie '36 speaks to Bates students about Vietnam in 1969. Thanks to a recent grant and a key donation of personal papers, one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of political documents outside the presidential library system has grown even larger.

Harward Center awards faculty and staff grants for partnership projects

Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:00 am

Seven Bates College faculty and staff have been awarded Harward Center grants in the inaugural round of a new, annual funding program by the Harward Center For Community Partnerships. The grants, awarded competitively by a selection committee, are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. Seven projects — five led by faculty and two by Bates staff members — received grants totaling $33,500.

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:00 am

The past retains its power to surprise today's students, as Alison Vander Zanden '06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course "Sociology of Gender," taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory "Bates Blue Books" and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.

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