Join Andrew C. Isenberg, historian of the American environment, the American West, and the encounter between natives and settlers, to discuss his recently published book, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life (2013).
In one year, Teona Williams ’12 got lost in a slum in New Delhi, visited a fake corporate city in Thailand, celebrated Christmas in Cape Town, lived with a big, friendly family in Brazil, hiked 20 miles to a secluded cove in Trinidad, and watched the sunrise from a mountaintop in Jamaica.
Five Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
The Bowdoin’s history department is offering a new summer fellowship program that is designed to support students pursuing a wide range of history projects.
Bowdoin faculty members take a turn as students in a short course titled “Digital Humanities @Bowdoin,” taught by Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher and Professor of Computer Science Eric Chown.
On January 13-16 of 2014, nearly two dozen Bowdoin faculty members are taking a turn as students in a short course for faculty titled “Digital Humanities @ Bowdoin,” as part of the College’s new Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death, David Gordon – a native of South Africa and associate professor of history at Bowdoin – talks with fellow history professor Patrick Rael about Mandela’s historical and symbolic legacy for South Africans.
English Department Chair Aaron Kitch presented “Queer Matter: Science and Sexuality in the Renaissance,” kicking off the faculty lecture series “Science Before Science” by the College’s new Medieval and Early Modern Studies colloquium.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Crystal Hall explored the challenges and opportunities of digital tools for humanities research, focusing particularly on her study of how poetry shaped Galileo’s philosophical ideas, in an Oct. 24 talk.
America’s favorite morning beverage contains much more than just milk and sugar, according to Steven Topik of the University of California, Irvine: “there’s a lot of world history in one cup of coffee,” Topik said in an Oct. 30 lecture in Searles Science Building titled “Coffee Colonialism.”
Examining the parallels between our current economy and that of the 1930s, MIT Professor Emeritus of Economics Peter Temin spoke to an attentive audience spanning a wide range of ages during Bowdoin’s biannual Santagata Lecture in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, on Oct. 17.
Scholars from institutions across the U.S. and abroad came to Bowdoin to discuss 19th-century political economists, and the relevance of their ideas to modern times, in a symposium on Oct. 19-20 titled “American Political Economy from the Age of Jackson to the Civil War,” organized by Stephen Meardon.
Susanna Ashton writes about research surrounding a fugitive slave who was harbored for one night in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Brunswick home, an event that likely influenced Stowe’s decision to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Professor of History Allen Wells, just back from a yearlong sabbatical devoted to studying the history of Latin American democracy, presented a lecture on his research during the first faculty lunch seminar of 2013-2014.
The Pejepscot Historical Society (PHS), which owns and operates the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum just across Maine Street from the College, has announced a significant addition to its collection and a major artifact of Maine history: Civil War general Joshua L. Chamberlain’s original Medal of Honor, given by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Associate Professor of Art Michael Kolster and Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History Dana Byrd recently teamed up to give Alumni College attendees an immersion experience in the photography of the Civil War.
Bowdoin did its part in honoring the Civil War’s sesquicentennial through a memorable Alumni College in August: 61 participants came from near and far to immerse themselves in a three-day extravaganza of Civil War history, art, music, and culture — and to enjoy a refresher course in what it’s like to be a Bowdoin student.
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Brian Purnell discusses his latest book, “Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn,” with Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael.
“It was such an overall great experience,” Cindy Cammarn said. “I have no regrets whatsoever, although obviously there were things I missed that I wish I could have known at the time. But I feel like I came up with a lot of answers on the spot.”
Cindy Cammarn ’14 will be Bowdoin’s first student contestant on Jeopardy!, at least as far back as 1984, when Alex Trebak started hosting the game show.