Stories about "Humanities and history"
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.

Voices from MLK Day: ‘We are finished sitting quietly, insisting on the possibility of change’

Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 am

Five speakers on MLK Day at Bates, Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists, offered personal narratives and insights that vividly captured the day's theme, "What I Mean When I Say: Decolonization and Liberation."

Spied: 11 curiosities in a Bates student’s circa 1908 dorm room

Monday, January 10, 2022 12:00 pm

Click the garnet buttons of this interactive photograph to learn what we spied in the Parker Hall room of George French, Class of 1908.

Read real cases of the Spanish Inquisition on a unique Bates website

Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:21 pm

Read real cases of the Spanish Inquisition, and see images of original documents, including the inquisition a Mexican silversmith accused of wearing unsensible shoes.

Then and Now: A photo tour around the Bates Quad

Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:57 pm

Once around the Quad, shall we? Here’s an interactive look at historical images of Bates buildings around the Historic Quad paired with images taken this week.

Then and Now: Bates buildings and places, Reunion 2021 edition

Friday, June 4, 2021 11:38 am

Prepared as part of Reunion 2021 programming, an interactive look at a few Bates buildings and spaces as they looked years ago, and now.

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?"

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