Welcome to the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center!
Advancing Research in the Humanities, Linking Scholars to One Another and the Broader Maine Community
The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) promotes the cultivation of cultural knowledge, intellectual curiosity, and critical and creative reflection. It fulfills this mission by providing funding for innovative humanities research and forums for meaningful conversations among scholars, students, and the public. The Center supports the Public Humanities, broadly construed, for the benefit of UMaine and the State of Maine.
There are always exciting humanities related events going on at UMaine or in the region. Check out our calendar of upcoming events, Facebook page, ongoing programs, and announcements below to find out what’s happening!
English Professor Margo Lukens to become fifth Director of the MHC
Starting July 1, 2018 Professor Margo Lukens will start a two-year term as the fifth director of the McGillidcuddy Humanities Center.
Professor Lukens’s professional experience, research interests, and community projects are manifold. For English she teaches colonial to 19th-century Anglo-American and a variety of Native American literatures. She does extensive work with Native American and First Nations plays and playwrights, including Wabanaki literary and storytelling history.
Lukens’s has been involved in the startup of many projects, including The Radcliffe Pitches, Orono Community Theatre, the Penobscot Players (of Indian Island), the Stillwater Community Arts organization, and most recently True North Theatre. She also has extensive administrative experience, having served terms as chair of English and of New Media. She was also a Founding Director of Innovation Engineering Academic Programs (2007-2017).
With such a passionate humanist at its head, our Center can’t help but thrive and grow in many meaningful new directions.
Humanities Engaged Black Bear Digital Badge
The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is proud to announce the launch of our brand new Humanities EBB Digital Badge.
Center Director Jennifer Moxley worked with students to design this new Humanities Badge as part of the Engaged Black Bear Initiative. We hope this will get UMaine students more engaged with campus, each other, and the humanities. Check out the Humanities EBB Digital Badge page for more details!
Humanities Center named for generous donors
We are now the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center! Learn more about this exciting news and Clement and Linda McGillicuddy by clicking here.