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
Maine Public speaks to Ranco about Wabanaki Climate Adaptation and Adaptive Management Workbook
Ranco awarded $50K for project to develop climate resilience with Wabanaki communities
Canadian-American Center extends awards deadline to Feb. 15
Sun Journal reports on UMaine role in Franco newspaper digitization project
Hudson Museum closed until Jan. 17
The Atlantic interviews Ranco about how warming winters conflict with Penobscot culture