Harriet Beecher Stowe House Receives National Distinction, Dedicates New ‘Harriet’s Writing Room’ May 9
The College-owned Harriet Beecher Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark, adds new chapters to its story with a significant national distinction and the opening of a public space.
“In this modern world where people are just sitting at home blogging about things without going out and trying to find the facts, I think it’s more important than ever.”
We have launched a new series in which we visit Bowdoin professors to ask them about a meaningful book or two they keep in their offices. Because there are many such books, we ask faculty to select one from a shelf we point to at random. In this video, Dallas Denery, who teaches history at Bowdoin, speaks about two books that made a difference for him.
NYU History Professor Martha Hodes ’80 is awarded the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln for her book ‘Mourning Lincoln.’
Professor Allen Wells says that while President Obama’s trip to Cuba was an historic event, some Cubans may regard his attitudes towards them as overly “paternalistic.”
This self-described “unknown grandmother from Topsham, Maine” has over the last few years nurtured an absorbing interest in one of America’s best known military commanders, Ulysses S. Grant.
“Humanitarianism these days is not in the hands of singular agencies and with the proliferation of NGOs, humanitarianism is often driven without direction, without purpose and without much policy.”
About five years ago, Matthew Klingle departed from his comfortable academic specialization and plunged into the unfamiliar world of public health and chronic disease. Previously Klingle, an associate professor of history and environmental studies, focused his research on environmental history and the North American West.
“How did a naïve girl, growing up in the only African-American family in a small white town, develop such an inclusive understanding of justice?”
In a new article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Assistant Professor of History David Hecht examines the way we idealize some scientists and at times distort their findings to come up with easily digestible narratives.
“Zika is one of many diseases, both vector-borne and non vector-borne, that are taking advantage of our earth’s changing climate, as well as our increased ability to travel long distances, to expand well beyond their normal range.”
At its recent meeting in Boston (February 4-6, 2016), the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees promoted seven faculty members to tenured positions.
Matthew Klingle, associate professor of history and environmental studies, shares his thoughts on the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead started leaking into the public water supply nearly two years ago, after the city switched to a new water source.
Kicking off the first of a series of talks this month called, “Why African-American _____ Matters in America,” Professor of History Patrick Rael gave a lecture on voting and why reducing obstacles to voting is important to protect minority rights.
“She was really central to so many initiatives that were really important and formative in the civil rights movement. But because she was a woman, she was pushed to the margins in a variety of ways.”
Professor of History Patrick Rael explores why it took so long to abolish slavery his new book, Eighty-eight years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865.
Several tenure-track professors joined Bowdoin’s faculty this year to teach and do research in a number of fields — math, Romance languages, chemistry, digital and computational studies, theater and dance, Asian studies, history and sociology.
In the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery — the library’s new collection of over 700 American cookery books — you can find recipes for federal pancakes, squash pie, flummery (fermented pudding), calf’s head pie and stewed oysters.
Professor Leah Zuo Discusses ‘Science’ in Premodern China, the Relevance of Confucius Today and Her Current Projects
After receiving a couple of fellowships, Leah Zuo has a generous sabbatical in front of her to finish her first book and begin her second. At the moment she is completing a book about the famous Chinese figure Shen Gua (1031-1095), who is credited with making a number of startling discoveries well ahead of his time.
Bridger Tomlin ’17 has been researching the history of a Brunswick settlement that was deserted in the 1950s when it became the site of the now defunct Navy base.