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2020 Visions: The Humanities at UMaine

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center invites community members, faculty and students to attend a showcase of current research and creative projects in the humanities. The event, “2020 Visions: The Humanities at UMaine,” will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Buchanan Alumni House from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The afternoon will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a poster session and digital project display in the Andrews Leadership Hall of Buchanan Alumni House. Attendees have the opportunity to converse one-on-one with students and faculty across diverse fields in the humanities about their research. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

At 3:00 p.m. students from the Opera Workshop will perform in the McIntire Room, followed by brief remarks by Dean Emily Haddad from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor Margo Lukens, Director of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center.

The highlight of the event will be a research slideshow beginning at 3:30 p.m., where faculty from a variety of different humanities disciplines and university departments will present brief overviews of their recent research and creative projects.

The day’s events aim to highlight the diverse interdisciplinary expertise and interests of our academic faculty and staff involved in research and teaching on campus, and outward-facing humanities work. This afternoon will also familiarize the public with the roles of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, from student fellowships and faculty grants to campus lectures, performances and community outreach.

The following day, Saturday, February 1, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center is also organizing Bangor Humanities Day, a city-wide celebration of local humanities initiatives off campus in the local area. A full schedule of Saturday’s events will be available on the MHC website soon.

More information about the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center is available online or by emailing mhc@maine.edu.