Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day January 24, 2015

Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day

January 24, 2015

All events are free and open to the public.

 Printable Schedule of Events

Maine Discovery Museum, 11am-11:45am

Performance by Bangor Children’s Choir

Bangor Public Library, 12-12:45pm

Brown bag luncheon discussion of the Future of the Book

Discussion led by: Michael Alpert (UMaine Press), Deb Rollins (Fogler Library), Joshua Bodwell (Maine Writer’s & Publisher’s Alliance), Barbara McDade (Bangor Public Library)

University of Maine Museum of Art, (40 Harlow St.) 1-2:45pm

Exhibit tour by Director George Kinghorn 1-1:45pm

Artist lecture by Brenton Hamilton The Historic Photographic Processes in Dan Estabrook’s Art,” 2-2:45 pm

Bangor Public Library, 3-3:45pm

Philosophy Tea with Kirsten Jacobson (Associate Professor of Philosophy) and her student philosophy club. Come explore the relationship between wonder and knowledge with undergraduate philosophy students, local high school students, and retirement community members. To download the nine-page reading that will provide the starting point of our discussion, click this link: Edith Cobb, The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood. The group will reflect on the significance of wonder in our childhood and adult lives and the relationship of wonder to the development of knowledge.

Bangor Public Library, 4-4:45pm

“An Oral Historian’s Work” lecture and discussion by David Weiss, founder of Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, Maine. Bring your AV heritage questions!

Thanks to support from the UMaine Office of Student Life, free bus service will be available from the UMaine campus to downtown Bangor.

For more information about the Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day, please contact:

Pauleena MacDougall, Director, Maine Folklife Center    207-581-1848