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Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center

“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 October 1943 Rescue of Jews from Denmark: Networks and Motives of the Rescuers”

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

On Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Professor Therkel Straede, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Southern Denmark, will deliver a talk titled “The October 1943 Rescue of Jews from Denmark: Networks and Motives of the Rescuers.” Over the course of three weeks, thousands of Jews […]

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Reaching Readers

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

Understanding how best to make a topic, subject or theme relevant to non-specialized audiences is a skill that takes years to master. This roundtable event brings three nationally recognized University of Maine scholars together to discuss the process of planning, researching, and composing their new books, and how they were able to gain the interest […]

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Speaking to Citizens, Connecting with Audiences

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

How might politicians, pundits, journalists, scholars, and other social and cultural leaders best connect with the audiences they need to address?  As part of its 2021-2022 Annual Symposium, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center is pleased to sponsor a panel exploring this question and the issues it raises.  Bringing together a professional political communicator, a Maine-based journalist, […]

Innocence Unprotected: The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization

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

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is holding a year-long film series examining "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization" as part of our annual symposium. The films selected engage with the theme in a variety of ways, from incorporating the legacies of colonization into the storyline to disrupting traditional Western systems and methods of production and distribution. […]

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CANCELED: Hunter Without Hunting Ground: The Dispossessed Wanderer in 21st Century Film

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

CANCELED due to unforeseen travel issues. Follow our calendar to stay informed about other upcoming events. The Rising Tide Center in collaboration with the Department of Communication & Journalism and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center presents, "Hunter Without Hunting Ground: The Dispossessed Wanderer in 21st Century Film " Visiting professor Dr. Ernest Mathijs, Professor of Film and Media Studies […]

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(CANCELED) Coffy: The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization

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

The March 9 showing of the film Coffy  is CANCELED due to unforeseen travel delays with the speaker. Tomorrow's talk with Professor Mathijs is also canceled. Future "Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization" events listed below will continue as scheduled.   The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is holding a year-long film series examining "The Cinema of Colonization […]

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Visiting Professor Erin J. Kappeler’s lecture on “Mary Austin’s Time Machine: Modernist Poetics and Settler Time”

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

Visiting professor Erin J. Kappeler (Tulane University) will be speaking in Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall on Wednesday, March 4, at 3PM. Kappeler will explore key texts by the modernist poet and activist Mary Austin, who helped to invent Native American poetry as a field, to show that the concept of free verse was a […]

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Aydrea Walden, “Black Girl in a Big Dress”

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

The Rising Tide Center, in collaboration with the Honors College, the Bailey Fund, the Communication and Journalism Department, and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, presents two unique events with stand-up comedienne Aydrea Walden. On December 9, beginning at 8PM, Aydrea will perform "a musical one-woman show about a total whitey trapped in a black chick's body" called […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series : Before Tomorrow

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

Greg Quill's review of Before Tomorrow from The Star: "A disturbing and powerful metaphor for the doom visited on the Inuit after their insulated world was penetrated by Europeans in the mid-1800s, Before Tomorrow, co-directed by native filmmakers and writers Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, imagines a moment in which these once hardy people, ill-equipped […]

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