Stories about "Humanities and history"
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.

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.

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