Stories about "Humanities and history"
Refusing to let the killers have the last word, survivors of the genocide in Rwanda share their story with Bates students

Friday, March 29, 2024 5:00 am

Three survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide visited with Bates students this week, sharing how their stories of survival and reconciliation ensure that the killers do not "have the last word.”

Solidarity, empathy, and political agendas: Bates professor explains how and why Irish famine relief ‘went viral’

Friday, March 15, 2024 1:00 pm

Anelise Hanson Shrout's new book about Ireland’s Great Famine documents the first instance of large-scale international philanthropy — and the reasons behind it.

What It Took: A childhood hobby creates community, a fun honors thesis, and me time for Grace Acton ’24

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:00 pm

At high risk for COVID, Grace Acton arrived at Bates during the height of the pandemic. By embracing a childhood hobby of sewing, she found mentors, community, and academic fulfillment.

From Lake Andrews to 17th-century Japan, two student-built boats now part of TV series Shōgun

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:41 am

Two traditional Japanese river boats, hand-crafted by Bates students and launched into Lake Andrews five years ago, are part of the historical re-creation of feudal Japan for the TV adaptation of Shōgun, which debuted this week on FX.

Hilarious and provocative, ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ is a Bates production that ‘has to be done’

Thursday, November 9, 2023 12:39 pm

To help Bates student actors navigate the fast-moving satire The Thanksgiving Play, director Tim Dugan reached out to Native American experts on campus and in Maine to join the creative team.

New poems by Myronn Hardy explore exile and return to America, cataclysm and possibility

Friday, October 6, 2023 2:19 pm

Myronn Hardy's new collection of poetry speaks to exile and return, and a moment in America in which potential cataclysm exists alongside possibility and change.

From Bates history: Granite from Mount David and a prince from Liberia

Friday, May 12, 2023 11:34 am

A few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere on campus, and our thoughts about what they are and mean.

Video: ‘The light and the forest and the whole system together’ — Caleb Ireland ’23

Friday, March 3, 2023 8:21 am

As he grew up, Ireland loved to roam the forests, fields, and swamps near his rural home. At Bates, he's become an award-winning environmental studies major ready tell stories that "an really inspire and teach people."

From Bates History: Pin, picture, fob, and trophy

Friday, June 24, 2022 4:03 pm

Here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere.

Stella James Sims was Bates’ first female Black graduate, but there’s so much more to her story

Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:16 pm

A look at the life of Stella James Sims, Bates Class of 1897, who, as a science teacher helped to strengthen the reputation of a historically Black college in West Virginia.

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