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Canadian-American Center

New Canadian Books at Fogler Library

Fogler Library has released its newest selection of Canadian related books! To view the list of books, Click Here!

2014-2015 Graduate Awards Announced

The Canadian-American Center would like to announce the following graduate students who have been awarded a graduate award for the 2014-2015 academic year:

New England/Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Fellowships

Canadian-American Center Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Alice Stewart Award

The Canadian-American Center would like to congratulate all graduate award recipients!

Can-Am Center’s director featured in exhibition

The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine is pleased to host a traveling exhibition titled:  Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune.   This traveling exhibition originated at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.

The Canadian-American Center’s director Stephen J. Hornsby recently gave a presentation to start the exhibition.  The presentation is based on his most recent award winning book,  Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres and the Making of the Atlantic Neptune.

Here is a video, highlighting the presentation, and Stephen Hornsby’s work:

 

New Canadian Books at Fogler Library

Fogler Library has released its newest selection of Canadian related books! To view the list of books, click here!

New History Course Available This Fall


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New Canadian Content Course Being Offered this Fall

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New Canadian Books at Fogler Library

Fogler Library has released its newest selection of Canadian related books! To view the list of books, click here! 

2013-2014 Graduate Awards Announced

The Canadian-American Center would like to announce the following graduate students who have been awarded a graduate award for the 2013-2014 academic year:

New England/Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Fellowships

Canadian-American Center Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

The Canadian-American Center would like to congratulate all graduate award recipients!

Center’s Director recieves award for Surveyors of Empire publication

Stephen J. Hornsby, director of the Canadian-American Center has been awarded The Pierre Savard Award by the International Council for Canadian Studies for his recent book Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of The Atlantic Neptune.

The Pierre Savard Awards are designed to recognize and highlight outstanding scholarly monographs on a Canadian topic.  The awards form part of a strategy that is aimed at promoting, especially throughout the Canadian academic community, works that have been written by members of the Canadian Studies international network.  The awards are intended to designate exceptional books, which, being based on a Canadian topic, contribute to a better understanding of Canada.

Stephen J. Hornsby’s Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of The Atlantic Neptune was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in April 2011.  The book examines British surveying and mapping of northeastern North America in the 1760s and early 1770s, and the publication of The Atlantic Neptune, a monumental four-volume nautical atlas.  Professor Matthew Edney, University of Southern Maine and Director of the History of Cartography project, comments:  “Surveyors of Empire is an outstanding work of scholarship, well grounded in the archive, a project that provides a telling parable of imperial power.  Accessible and understated, it should be of interest to a wide array of readers.”  The book is lavishly illustrated with maps and historical images.

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Center’s Historical Atlas of Maine featured in Bangor Daily News

Stephen J. Hornsby, director of the Canadian-American Center was featured in the Bangor Daily News to discuss the Historical Atlas of Maine publication and the Center’s involvement with the Maine Humanities Initiative.

To read the full article, please  click here.

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Canadian-American Center Directory

  • Stephen J. Hornsby: 581-4226
  • Raymond J. Pelletier: 581-4227
  • Howard Cody:581-1869
  • Betsy Arntzen: 581-4225
  • Tina Adcock: 581-4228
  • Craig Harris: 581-4220
  • Betsy Beattie:581-1694
  • K-12 Outreach

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    Canadian-American Center
    154 College Avenue
    Orono, ME 04473
    Phone: (207) 581-4220 | Fax: (207) 581-4223
    The University of Maine
    Orono, Maine 04469
    207.581.1110
    A Member of the University of Maine System