Stories about "Humanities and history"
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.

"According to Mark: Part I: Blood in the Revolution." Commencing a series of plays marking Black History Month at Bates, this 10-minute reading is one of four looking at the 18th-century experiences of black New Englanders and written by Lecturer in Theater Clifford Odle. Sponsored by the Africana program. Commons, Fireplace LoungeThe title character in According to Mark “was a slave who could read and was looking for a way to free himself from an oppressive master. And he felt the Bible provided a path to murdering him as long as he didn’t spill blood.”The play is set during the planning of the murder, which also involved two other slaves, Mark’s sister Phyllis and a woman called Phoebe. In the actual event, Mark was hanged for the murder and Phyllis was burned at the stake — a punishment that in Colonial America was reserved for female slaves who kill their masters, Odle says.Cast: Charles Nero as MarkPerla Figuereo as PhyllisSam Alexander as PhoebeDawrin Silfa as Quaco
The play’s the thing as Bates honors Black History Month

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:29 pm

Using theater to convey history “makes things more immediate, more alive," says a Bates playwright.

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...

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