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2018-19 Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowships were developed to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research and creative activity. Each fellowship provides an award of up to $1,100 for […]

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Knowles to use technology to examine intersect of perpetrators, victims in Holocaust ghettos

Repost from UMaine News Historical geographer Anne Knowles has been awarded nearly $300,000 to use cutting-edge technologies to analyze Holocaust ghettos and the millions of people caught in their brutal conditions during World War II. A three-year, $296,455 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant will fund “The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims […]

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Dr. Micah Pawling wins 2018 Canadian Historical Association’s prize for the best journal article

Dr. Micah Pawling, Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies, recently won the 2018 Canadian Historical Association’s prize for the best journal article in Indigenous History in 2017 for his work, “Wəlastəkwey (Maliseet) Homeland: Waterscapes and Continuity within the Lower St. John River Valley, 1784-1900,” Acadiensis, vol. XLVI, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2017): 5-34. One member of […]

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Prof. Emeritus Jerome Nadelhaft publishes book

Professor Emeritus Jerome Nadelhaft, history, has recently self-published a book entitled “O Lord, how long?” This is part of his series, Wife Torture in American History. Nadelhaft says in his preface, “Most men were incapable of committing the barbarities they read about in their daily newspapers, but they were content to allow others to punch, to kick […]

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Howard Segal to give Maine Heritage Lecture, Oct. 23

The transformation of UMaine from a traditional land-grant school to the flagship campus of the University of Maine System is the subject of the annual Maine Heritage Lecture on Monday, Oct. 23. Howard Segal, professor of history, will speak on “Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2015,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. with […]

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Linda and Clement McGillicuddy visit the McGillicuddy Humanities Center

On Friday, September 22, the University of Maine’s Humanities Center was officially dedicated the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was honored to welcome Linda and Clement for the unveiling of the new sign and for a tour of the newly renovated McGillicuddy Humanities Center and Maine Folk […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Brian Payne, PhD History

A Conversation with Brian Payne As the academic job market for historians has grown increasingly competitive, PhDs who have more recently obtained tenure-track teaching positions at colleges and universities often play an important, if sometimes subtle, role within the life of history departments across the United States. Drawing from recent experience to serve as de […]

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