The changing nature of US-Cuba relations was up for discussion recently on Maine Public Radio’s daily call-in program Maine Calling, Among the guests was Roger Howell, Jr., Professor of History Allen Wells, a Latin American specialist who has visited Cuba.
Can games teach history? This fall, a new, innovative course is investigating that question. History professor and lifelong gamer Patrick Rael is helping sixteen upper-level students examine American history, from the era of exploration through the Civil War, through the medium of tabletop games.
Events from the 1840s “offer a clear warning that default ought to be avoided at all costs, lest the United States trigger a global recession entirely of its own making.”
Rael said the two men differed “in one critical respect: They stood at opposite ends of the history of slavery’s long demise.”
Six members of the Bowdoin faculty have been appointed to named chairs at the College. The appointees come from a variety of academic fields, including visual arts, Asian studies, religion and modern languages.