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Upcoming Events 2016-2017
All public programs are on the UMaine campus in Orono unless otherwise noted.
For more information contact UMHC Jennifer Moxley at jennifer.moxley@maine.edu.

The following calendar is of both UMHC sponsored events and humanities events of interest to the community. An asterisk (*) indicates those events that the UMHC has sponsored.

UMHC has several ongoing series that it supports.  See below for specific dates.

  • *“Saga and Story: An Interdisciplinary Exploration from the Vikings to Our Time,” UMHC Symposium for 2016-17.  Multiple events throughout the year will investigate the importance of medieval narratives in historical context and in contemporary fiction and storytelling. Programs will bring together faculty and students from several UMaine units, regional and national scholars, and the public.  For more information, please contact English-Honors Professor Sarah Harlan-Haughey at sarah.harlan-haughey@umit.maine.edu.
  • *Philosophy Across the Ages.  PAA connects a University of Maine philosophy professor and her undergraduate students with Orono High School students through exciting biweekly seminar-style discussions of philosophical texts from ancient to contemporary times. Read more about it in Maine Policy Review, Volume 24, Issue 1, “Humanities and Policy.”
  • UMaine New Writing Series. New Writing Series continually brings up-and-coming, as well as established writers, to the UMaine community. Over the course of almost 17 years, the series has hosted over one hundred readings, shedding light on imminent names in fiction, poetry, prose, translation and new media.

Fall 2016

Wednesday November 2

Discussion by Drew Leder and Vincent Greco Can a Prison Be a College? A Home?

Location and time: Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Rd., Library 4 – 7 p.m. (with a pizza break!)

Thursday November 3

Discussion by Drew Leder and Vincent Greco Prisoners: “They’re Animals” and Their Animals

Location and time: 130 Little Hall, UMaine 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday November 3

UMaine New Writing Series

Poetry reading by Joshua Edwards & Lynn Xu

Location and time: Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons 4:30 p.m.

Monday November 7

“Sound Preservation: The Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force” with Michael J. Socolow. Part of the fall 2016 CMJ Colloquium. Established in 2014, the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress is tasked with preserving the nation’s radio history. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Communication and Journalism and the CMJ Graduate Student Association.

Location and time: 424 Dunn Hall, UMaine, 12:10-1 p.m.

Thursday November 10

UMaine New Writing Series

Poetry & fiction reading by Kristen Case & Tessa Mellas

Location and time: Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday November 15

Climate Change & Humanity

An interdisciplinary discussion with Cindy Isenhauer (Anthropology and Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions); Michael Lang (History and Director of International Affairs); Paul Mayewski (Climate Change Institute).  The discussants will be focusing on a key work in the field, Dipesh Chakrabarty’s “The Climate of History: Four Theses.” The session will be followed by a reception. For questions contact Michael Lang, lang@maine.edu. Presented by the International Affairs Program.

Location and time: Franco-American Centre, Crossland Hall, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m.

Thursday November 17

UMaine New Writing Series

Student-curated reading celebrating The Open Field

Location and time: Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday November 22

Pre-performance lecture on Hamlet by Professor Richard Brucher (UMaine Department of English)

Thursday December 1

UMaine New Writing Series

Fiction reading by Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi

Location and time: Fernald APPE Space, 104 Stewart Commons 4:30 p.m.

 

Spring 2017

Thursday, March 30

*Saga and Story: An Interdisciplinary Exploration from the Vikings to Our Time

Campus lecture by Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir (Research Associate Professor, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland).  Part of the UMHC’s year-long “Saga and Story” symposium.  Additional support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.  For more information, please contact History Professor Joel Anderson at joel.anderson@maine.edu.

Saturday, April 8
Statewide Maine National History Day contest for students in grades 6-12.  For more information about NHD in Maine, please visit https://umaine.edu/history/national-history-day/ or contact State Coordinator John Taylor at 207-474-7133 or by email at john.m.taylor@maine.edu.

All public programs are on the UMaine campus in Orono unless otherwise noted.

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