UMaine Humanities News
The Maine Folklife Center at UMaine has received a three year grant of $339,411 (Award PD-50027-13) from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work in collaboration with the Penobscot Indian Nation and the American Philosophical Society to complete and publish the Penobscot Language Dictionary.
The University of Maine Humanities Initiative is pleased to announce that it has awarded $500 in support of eight graduate students in the Department of History. The grant will help offset the expenses of their travel to and participation in the upcoming Association for Canadian Studies in the United States biennial conference. The conference, November 19-23, 2013 in Tampa, Florida, is the primary venue for current research about Canadian-US relations, culture, and history. Four doctoral students (Joe Miller, Ann Morrisette, Michael Perry, and Rebecca White), along with a recent PhD graduate (Stefano Tijerina), will present a roundtable panel on current trends in Canadian-American history at the University of Maine. The panel will highlight the innovative thematic and interdisciplinary approaches currently practiced in the department. In addition, three students will present their research on other panels: PhD student Gabriel Levesque will present his work on racial identity in pre-confederation Atlantic Canada, PhD student Ian Jesse will speak on folksongs in the Canadian-American lumbering tradition, and doctoral candidate Rachel Snell will present her research on a panel devoted to gendered histories of Canadian-American culture.