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.
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 Pauleena.MacDougall@umit.maine.edu