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Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center

Careers in Public History workshop


Kate Axelson Foster from the Career Center will lead a virtual workshop on "Careers in Public History" on September 25, 2020 at 3 p.m. Foster will provide students with tips for navigating the public history job market. Attendees will learn about how to search and apply for internships and careers in public history, including work with museums, archives, historic […]


The Atlantic Black Box: Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade

Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the slave trade and the broader slave economy. This grassroots historical recovery movement is powered by citizen historians and guided by a broad coalition of scholars, community leaders, […]

Virtual Hidden History Tour of Campus – RESCHEDULED

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center’s new “Hidden UMaine” tour aims to highlight key people, moments and places in campus history that often go overlooked, including the experiences of the first students of color, early efforts to create inclusive student groups like Wilde Stein, or moments of unrest. RESCHEDULED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE: Join us on Tuesday, […]

David Barnouw: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Who Owns her Legacy?

Buchanan Alumni House

A presentation on Anne Frank, betrayal, and the legacy of both by David Barnouw. Barnouw is an independent scholar and emeritus researcher at the Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His areas of interest are the Second World War in Europe, memory, representation, monuments and museums. He has written over fifteen books and […]


“The Danish Jews in Theresienstadt: The Topography of Memory”

305 Center Stevens

Wednesday, Nov. 16 1:00-2:30 p.m. / Digital & Spatial History Lab, Center Stevens Hall 305 “The Danish Jews in Theresienstadt: The Topography of Memory” In this informal presentation, Prof. Therkel Stræde (University of Southern Denmark) will explain the genesis and development of a class project to visualize the experiences of Danish Jews at Theresienstadt, the […]


“The (In)Visible Worker: Contract Agricultural Laborers in the California Borderlands, 1910-1926”

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium Barrows Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

The first lecture of Spring 2023 in the History Department's symposium series will take place on Monday, January 30th at 3:00 pm in Hill Auditorium (Barrows Hall). Dr. Erik Bernardino (Bates College) will be speaking about "The (In)Visible Worker: Contract Agricultural Laborers in the California Borderlands, 1910-1926." The lecture is free and open to the […]

The Meaty Mind: Eating and Thinking in Early Christian Monasticism

Soderberg Lecture Hall Jenness Hall, UMaine, Orono, ME, United States

The University of Maine History Department's 2022-2023 symposium series will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 20th at 3:15pm in Soderberg Auditorium (Jenness Hall). Dr. Jamie Kreiner (University of […]

History Symposium Series: Paul A. Kramer


The first lecture of the UMaine History 2023-24 Symposium Series will take place on Monday, Sept. 18th from 3:10-5:00 pm. Dr. Paul A. Kramer (History, Vanderbilt University) will be giving a lecture titled "The Weight of the World: Writing Global and Transnational History in an Unequal World." Supported by the International Affairs Program and the […]

“Bméndan: In search of a cartography of responsibility”

Stewart Commons IMRC Stewart Commons, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

On Wednesday, February 7 at 3:00 pm in the IMRC, award-winning cartographer Margaret Pearce will conclude her mini-residency at the University of Maine with a talk about her own research on mapping. As part of her residency, Pearce led student workshops on mapping--for those new to cartography and for students with previous experience in GIS.    Pearce's talk, […]

Video Games Teach History

Cross Insurance Center 515 Main St, Bangor, ME, United States

Saturday, March 23rd | 1:45pm-2:45pm  Meeting Rooms 1&2, Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor The interactive and immersive quality of video games has helped make them wildly popular and profitable entertainment media. This session will explore how the ability of gamers to relive, alter, and explore a game world has implications on how we […]