This year’s crop of Pulitzer Prize-winning authors includes an alumnus and a former faculty member.
Upon the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox Court House and the end of the Civil War, Professor of History Patrick Rael writes of what Joshua Chamberlain’s salute to southern foes portended for the difficult period that followed.
Associate Professor of History Dallas Denery recently sat down in Bowdoin’s studio with his colleague, Steve Perkinson, to chat about Denery’s new book on the history of lying, “The Devil Wins.”
Five faculty members have been promoted from associate to full professor based on their scholarly output and teaching credentials. Oceanographer Collin Roesler, religion scholar Robert Morrison and historians Dallas Denery, David Gordon and Susan Tananbaum will all be promoted on July 1.
Craig Steven Wilder, a professor of history at MIT and a leading historian of race in America, delivered the annual John Brown Russwurm Lecture March 31, 2015, in Main Lounge, Moulton Union. The following evening, he participated in a live-streamed book talk on his book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.
Bestselling author Anthony Doerr ’95 recently caught up with his former professor, Allen Wells, to talk about writing historical fiction, the challenges of writing about a subject that has been so thoroughly documented, his time at Bowdoin, and how majoring in history has shaped him as a writer.
Using excerpts from his book, Andrew Robarts offered a balanced understanding of the relationship between the Ottoman and Russian empires by going beyond an examination of the geopolitical and ideological tensions often highlighted in history.
In his Jan. 30 Common Hour talk, history professor Dallas Denery spoke about falsehood and deceit and how we learned to live with lies.
Somehow, in the midst of all of their teaching and research, professors at Bowdoin also find time to write books. Check out these recent and upcoming titles by faculty members.
This year, more than three dozen Bowdoin faculty members have dispersed to all corners of the map for sabbatical projects. See where they’ve gone.
In the mid-20th century, London’s Warburg Institute was educating the public about the roots of Western civilization. But how?
Professors Sarah Mak and Leah Zuo recently sat down with Bowdoin’s Director of News Doug Cook in Bowdoin’s studio to offer some political and historical context for the current unrest in Hong Kong.
Since the Nyhus grant program was founded in 2006, the department has disbursed $33,450 to students working on a wide range of independent studies and honors projects.
To broaden students’ understanding of Hong Kong’s current Umbrella Revolution, Bowdoin professors organized a “teach-in” last week.
This summer, with a gift from the Class of 1953 and a grant from the George I. Alden Trust, Bowdoin renovated the former reading room in Hubbard Hall to make it suitable for 21st pedagogy.
Professor Dubois’s upcoming Golz lecture, “Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti’s Political Culture,” will be one of the select events that Bowdoin College will stream live to the world. The lecture explores the intertwined legacies of the Haitian Revolution on political thought and practice in the country.
In one sense, there were only two sides in the Civil War – but there are many sides to the story of this pivotal era in American history. Bowdoin’s Civil War course cluster is bringing together a whole array of disciplines, including the historical, the literary, the visual, and the digital.
This summer, Lucy Knowlton ’15 has been exploring the routes of the Brunswick shipping industry using ArcGIS maps and the resources available in Bowdoin’s Special Collections.
For the second year in a row, a Bowdoin student is collecting information from her peers about their summertime jobs, internships, fellowships and volunteer placements around the world.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Class of 1953 and a grant from the Alden Trust, the Hubbard West classroom will be renovated this summer and renamed in honor of Ambassador Thomas Pickering ’53.