Author Archives: Jim Spates

Jim Spates is professor of sociology, emeritus, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Over the last three decades, he has written extensively about Ruskin's life and work and, since 2013, has been the webmaster overseeing Why Ruskin, a website dedicated to showing why Ruskin is still relevant today.


Posted on Dec. 11, 2019 by Jim Spates
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During his lifetime, John Ruskin (1819–1900) was acknowledged as one of the 19th century's greatest geniuses ...

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Jan. 22, 2020 by Richard E. Bennett
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On Jan. 24 and 25 in Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington is hosting a conference on Mormon history that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the First Vision experience ...
Jan. 15, 2020 by Carribean Fragoza
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The new visual and written works in "Beside the Edge of the World" guide us boldly beyond the limits of the world documented in archives ...
Jan. 7, 2020 by Joel A. Klein
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Isaac Newton (1643–1727) is generally regarded as one of the most significant individuals in the history of science ...

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