Stories about "Humanities and history"
Q&A: ‘Chasing Portraits’ brings Rynecki ’91 full circle, back to Bates

Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:34 pm

“It’s full circle,” says Elizabeth Rynecki ’91, “which is fabulous.” A rhetoric...

Associate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell’s has curated Museum L-A 's shoe exhibition.Museum L-A’s gallery is filled to the brim with shoes for its newest exhibit “Footwear: From Function to Fashion.” The exhibit explores the whimsy and artfulness that shoe designs have played with for decades to acknowledge that shoes, while primarily used as an often-forgotten functional item, can be masterpieces in their own right. A certain focus is placed on the extensive history of the shoe industry in Auburn, once the fifth largest producer of footwear in the country, through a timeline representing the ebb and flow of the local companies historically making shoes in our community. This exhibit is Museum L-A’s next step in the progression of telling this industry’s story – this time focusing on the product that was being created by the millions right in our little corner of Maine while also creating an opportunity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the City of Auburn, 1869-2019.
Q&A: Christine McDowell unpacks her shoes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm

In her written greeting to visitors entering an exhibition in Lewiston, Bates theater professor Christine McDowell bares her sole.

Look What We Found: Wes Chaney’s historical contracts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:06 pm

“The history of Chinese emperors and generals has been written,” says Assistant Professor of History Wes Chaney. “I’m interested in telling the stories of everyday life.”

Q&A: Cavallero on ‘Grapes of Wrath’ as Maine celebrates director Ford

Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:00 pm

As Maine celebrates native son John Ford, one of the great film directors, a Bates screen studies professor discusses one of Ford's best films.

11 quotes that capture MLK Day 2019 at Bates

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:28 am

There's plenty to say during and about MLK Day at Bates, a celebration rich in revelations, recollections, and reminders.

Look What We Found: Stephanie Kelley-Romano’s alien pop-up book

Thursday, November 1, 2018 4:33 pm

Walk into Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Stephanie Kelley-Romano’s...

Bates awarded $1.2 million grant to create an inclusive 21st-century curriculum in the humanities

Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:27 am

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “comes at a crucial moment for Bates,” said President Clayton Spencer.

Cheer the Chairs: Brian Ruppert appointed to Hirasawa Professorship

Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:54 pm

Joining the Bates faculty in 2017–18, Professor of Asian Studies Brian Ruppert is the new Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of Japanese Studies.

As 15 students of Shakespeare prepare for London, it’s much ado about leaving

Friday, May 4, 2018 11:26 am

As they gather for London, English professor Sanford Freedman has some things weighing on his mind. Like the weight of his students' luggage.

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to deliver 2018 Commencement address, joined by honorands Lynsey Addario, Jill Lepore, and Bob Ludwig

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 am

Stevenson's work has freed wrongfully convicted death-row prisoners, reduced excessive sentences given to others, and brought greater equality to the U.S. criminal justice system.

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