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Save the Date: March 2nd is the seventh annual Bangor Humanities Day!

Every year we take a break from the winter chill to celebrate the humanities with the Bangor community. In collaboration with area businesses, museums, and public spaces, as well as local collectives and experts, we host a day of diverse and fun events. Since 2013, the Center has sponsored Bangor Humanities Day, formally Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day, sometimes organizing […]

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Recipient of the Global Perspective for Humanities Exploration Fund announced

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is thrilled to announce that Jordan Gardner of Farmingdale, ME, is this year’s recipient of the Global Perspective for Humanities Exploration Fund. This anthropology major will travel to Puntarenas, Costa Rica, to study Spanish and live with a local family. Best of luck on your immersive experience, Jordan! The Global Perspectives for Humanities Explorations […]

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Announcing the inaugural MHC undergraduate fellows:

We are happy to announce the selection of the inaugural cohort of Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows, and to solicit applications for the next cohort of fellows, to begin in spring 2019. The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows program offers junior and senior humanities students the support needed to concentrate on their […]

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29 new CLAS faculty hired in 2018

Of the 29 newly hired faculty, 11 are humanities faculty. Giles Timms is an animator and artist. Giles has created animated music videos for Death Cab for Cutie, Flyleaf, Kady Z, and Barnaby Saints and designed animated titles and scenes for the indie films Silicone Soul, Lucky, Sunset Stories and Let Go. Giles’ animated films […]

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English Professor Margo Lukens became fifth Director of the MHC

Starting July 1, 2018 Professor Margo Lukens began 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 […]

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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 […]

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NEH Summer Stipends

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Deadline: September 30, 2014 for projects beginning May 2015. For more information, see here.

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Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home

Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014 The 15th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home, will take place at the Alamo Theater, Northeast Historic Film, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, Maine. The opening reception is at 7:00pm, Thursday, July 24, in the lobby of the Alamo Theater.  Wunderkino 4: Visions […]

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UMHI Executive Committee in Washington, D.C.

On May 12, 2014 members of the University of Maine Humanities Initiative’s Executive Committee met in Washington, D.C.  Thanks to committee member John Veroneau for hosting us at his law firm, Covington & Burling, LLP. We also thank Maine Senator Angus King and National Gallery of Art director Earl A. Powell III for delivering remarks […]

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