The Maine Studies (MES) Program explores the places, people, culture, history and stories of Maine. The program offers undergraduate and graduate degree options, featuring online courses for those pursuing education through distance learning.
The Program also organizes projects and events related to the study of Maine from a broad perspective. This includes the current Jack Pine Project, featuring Maine artists helping residents tell their coronavirus stories through the arts.
We are connected with the Maine Folklife Center, which conducts research and training in areas such as oral history, digital storytelling, and the vernacular arts and crafts of northern New England and the Maritimes.
We welcome you to explore this site to learn more about our programs, courses, faculty and students. To ask us questions, please use the Contact Us page.
UM News: Northeast Americas
Ranco interviewed by Maine Monitor about PFAS
Canadian-American Center earns $1.55 million to preserve, add programs as National Resource Center on Canada
Ranco interviewed for PPH about implementing Wabanaki studies class
Franco-American Centre to host hybrid 2022 Rassemblement April 22–24
Alumnus, graduate percussion ensemble on campus for concert, master class April 19–20
Ink Link notes UMaine project highlighting state’s Indigenous heritage awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grant