Stories about "Humanities and history"
Notorious (but harmless) pathogens preserved in Bates professor’s new-found World War I slides

Friday, November 13, 2020 11:13 am

A trove of wartime microscope slides include specimens of gonorrhea, diphtheria, tuberculosis, meningitis.

Video: A professor’s award-winning poem, graced by Androscoggin River scenes

Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:40 pm

Ian Khara Ellasante's poem is an ode to their grandfather, who like so many of our grandparents, write themselves on our hearts, helping to "grow us and shape us like water.”

Meet new faculty: Tyler Harper and science fiction that goes beyond just beach reading

Friday, September 18, 2020 9:13 am

Harper researches how science fiction depicts human extinction while asking, "Who gets to live in new worlds?"

Meet new Bates faculty: Mark Tizzoni and the connection between fifth-century Vandals and today’s white nationalists

Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:47 pm

A new tenure-track assistant professor of classical and medieval studies, Tizzoni explains how fifth-century ideas about national identity are now being used by white nationalists to "prop up their worldviews. And this needs to be countered."

Ariel Abonizio ’20 creates virtual-reality tours for Museum L-A

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13 pm

With a Purposeful Work internship available to graduating seniors this year, Abonizio worked with high-end multimedia gear to create VR tours of two major exhibitions, one on the history of child labor in Maine, the other about the Androscoggin River.

Campus Construction Update: July 24, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:04 pm

“Things are looking awesome” at Veterans Plaza, reports Shelby Burgau, who is managing the project for Bates.

My Last Year of Teaching: Jane Costlow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:17 am

It was the Tuesday after Commencement, and Jane Costlow paced around her Hedge Hall office, up to her elbows in books, boxes, papers, and assorted memorabilia.

My Last Year: Teaching in Russia

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:43 pm

From Gorbachev to Putin and St. Petersburg to Orel, retiring professor Jane Costlow looks back on leading students through 10 trips to Russia.

Seeking lessons — and hope — in the depths of disaster

Friday, April 17, 2020 10:32 am

Meet members of the Bates faculty who are watching COVID-19 and wondering what it has to teach us in terms of the human experience.

My Last Year: ‘Long goodbyes lead to too many tears’

Friday, April 3, 2020 3:41 am

With the college's move to remote learning, Jane Costlow, in her final year, saw her classroom teaching career end in a way she never could have imagined.

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