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Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States

April 2017

Sean Mills, “Transnationalism, Race, and Quebec” (CanAm Lecture Series)

April 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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Sean-Mills

From the Canadian-American website: “In this paper I will explore new ways of thinking about Quebec and its connections to other societies and cultures, with a particular emphasis on debates about race and the transnational circulation of people and ideas.  I will begin by looking at the relationship between language and race in Quebec the 1930s and 1940s, with the arrival of increased numbers of Haitian intellectuals and Black American jazz musicians to the province.  I will then proceed to…

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September 2017

Crucible of Peace: The Turbulent History of the Treaty that Created the American Republic

September 18, 2017 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UMaine History Department

Eliga Gould, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, will deliver a lecture titled: "Crucible of Peace: The Turbulent History of the Treaty that Created the American Republic.” The event is part of the History Department's 2017-18 Symposium Series.

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Experiences as a Latino that Influenced a Career 

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series 2017

Lecture by Rachelle Tome, a former Chief Academic Office for the Maine Department of Education. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series Sponsored By: UMaine Deptartment of Modern Languages and Classics and CHISPO Centro Hispana Contact: Maria Sandweiss

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Cholo in Peru, Latino in the United States

September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series 2017

How Similar is Racism and White Privilege in the North and in the South? A Personal History Lecture by Marco Aviles, Author and Journalist. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series Sponsored By: UMaine Deptartment of Modern Languages and Classics and CHISPO Centro Hispana Contact: Maria Sandweiss

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October 2017

Presner Lecture: Experimental Knowledge in the Age of Digital Humanities

October 2, 2017 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UMaine History Department

Todd Presner, a digital historian and Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles will deliver a lecture titled "Experimental Knowledge in the Age of Digital Humanities." Presner is also the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the Chair of the Digital Humanities Program. Anne Knowles, UMaine Department of History, recruited Presner to visit UMaine. She describes him thus: "Todd's creativity has found many outlets,…

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Puntos suspensivos: A Personal Geography for Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series 2017

Lecture by Zachary Ludington, Assistant Professor of Spanish, UMaine. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series Sponsored By: UMaine Deptartment of Modern Languages and Classics and CHISPO Centro Hispana Contact: Maria Sandweiss

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SISTERING with Carasque- A Journey in Solidarity

October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series 2017

Lecture by Katie Greenman, PICA Volunteer. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series Sponsored By: UMaine Deptartment of Modern Languages and Classics and CHISPO Centro Hispana Contact: Maria Sandweiss

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November 2017

The Reformation at 500

November 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UMaine History Department

Comments by: Joel Anderson, Assistant Professor of History Caroline Bicks, Stephen E. King Chair in Literature Michael Lang, Associate Professor of History Part of the UMaine History Department's Fall symposia and part of the 2017-2018 year-long Humanities symposium: Juvenescence / Obsolescence: Humanities Approaches to Aging across the Ages.  

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The Secrets of the Vikings

November 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UMaine History Department

Anders Winroth, Forst Family Professor of History at Yale University will draw on his award-winning book The Age of the Vikings to shed light on some of the secrets, myths, and mysteries surrounding these legendary adventurers.   The event is part of the History Department's 2017-18 Symposium Series.

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February 2018

Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts: Michael Lang, Anne Knowles, and Michael Howard*

February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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The second event of the series “Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts” will feature three UMaine faculty members and take place on Thursday February 22 from 4-5:30PM in the Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall. Participants: Michael Lang (History): "Innumerable times, all at one time: A History of Ages and Epochs." Anne Knowles (History): "The Age of the Map: Finished? Or Just Getting Started?" Michael Howard (Philosophy): "Basic Income: Periodic Companion of the Luddite Fallacy, or an Idea Whose Time Has (Finally) Come?" Moderator: Frédéric Rondeau About: The Life of Ideas, Notions,…

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March 2018

History Symposium: Dr. Margaret Pearce

March 19, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UMaine History Department

Dr. Margaret Pearce will give a lecture titled "Imagination, Identity, and the Cartography of History: Three Maps of Canada." Dr. Margaret W. Pearce is a former Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. Pearce was part of the team that recently published a Native place name map “Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada.” Abstract: "In this talk, I introduce cartography as a form of language and demonstrate how I’ve worked with that language to explore and express Canadian history.…

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September 2018

History Graduate Student Conference

September 21, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 23, 2018

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UM-UNB Conference

September 21 - 23, 2018 Program of Events Friday, 21 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 6:00 pm: Light refreshments and registration 7:00 pm: Keynote presentation:  Dr. Lisa Todd “Studying Sexual and Racial ‘Mixture’ in the Shadow of War and Genocide: German Southwest Africa, 1904-1913”   Saturday, 22 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 8:00-8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am: Religion and Race in Colonial North America Chair: Eric Toups Kevin March, McGill University, “Languages Barbarous and Regular:” Native…

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History Graduate Student Conference

September 22, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 23, 2018

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UM-UNB Conference

September 21 - 23, 2018 Program of Events Friday, 21 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 6:00 pm: Light refreshments and registration 7:00 pm: Keynote presentation:  Dr. Lisa Todd “Studying Sexual and Racial ‘Mixture’ in the Shadow of War and Genocide: German Southwest Africa, 1904-1913”   Saturday, 22 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 8:00-8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am: Religion and Race in Colonial North America Chair: Eric Toups Kevin March, McGill University, “Languages Barbarous and Regular:” Native…

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History Graduate Student Conference

September 23, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 23, 2018

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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UM-UNB Conference

September 21 - 23, 2018 Program of Events Friday, 21 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 6:00 pm: Light refreshments and registration 7:00 pm: Keynote presentation:  Dr. Lisa Todd “Studying Sexual and Racial ‘Mixture’ in the Shadow of War and Genocide: German Southwest Africa, 1904-1913”   Saturday, 22 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 8:00-8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am: Religion and Race in Colonial North America Chair: Eric Toups Kevin March, McGill University, “Languages Barbarous and Regular:” Native…

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October 2018

2018-2019 CanAm Lecture Series: A Borderless Continent

October 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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November 2018

Modernism in Wartime: Avant-Gardes, Revolutions, Poetries

November 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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Part of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center Symposium "War without End: World War I and its Legacies" Modernism in Wartime: Avant-Gardes, Revolutions, Poetries A lecture by Vincent Sherry, Visiting Scholar for the McGillicuddy Humanities Center Friday, November 16 Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall 3:00 pm This event is sponsored in part by UMaine's Center for Poetry and Poetics. For more information, please contact Laura Cowan, 207.581.3830. VINCENT SHERRY is the Howard Nemerov Professor of the Humanities and Chair of the English Department…

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October 2019

McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series : Zama

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films throughout the academic year related to "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization." The global films in the series, from France, Africa, Canada, Argentina and the United States, examine colonialism, racism and post-colonial identity, as well as decolonization of the film industry itself. All films will be shown in the Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall at 6PM on the listed Monday dates, and will be presented by speakers from…

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November 2019

McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series : Carol

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films throughout the academic year related to "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization." The global films in the series, from France, Africa, Canada, Argentina and the United States, feature a variety of filming styles, including documentary, ethnographic, and outsider films alongside studio productions. The film selections examine colonialism, racism and post-colonial identity, as well as decolonization of the film industry itself. All films will be shown in the…

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center Symposium Lecture with Professor Lisa Brooks of Amherst College

November 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center presents Abenaki historian and literary scholar Dr. Lisa Brooks on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm in Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall. Brooks is the author of the recent award winning book, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War, and will be speaking as part of this year's symposium theme, "Society, Colonization, and Decolonization." Brooks is a professor of English and American studies at Amherst College, where she specializes in the history of Native American and European…

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series : Before Tomorrow

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 to survive in the new order, face the awful inevitability of extinction."   The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six…

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December 2019

Aydrea Walden, “Black Girl in a Big Dress”

December 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 The Oreo Experience. The free event, open to the public, will be held in Minsky Recital Hall. The afternoon of December 10 at 4PM in…

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March 2020

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

March 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 tool of settler cultural domination as much as it was a democratization of poetic language or a formal innovation. This history of free verse translations…

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(CANCELED) Coffy: The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization

March 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 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…

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

March 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 at the University of British Columbia, will speak in Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall on March 10 at 4p.m. The event is free and open to…

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Innocence Unprotected: The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization

March 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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. Films are shown in Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall (ESRB) on select Monday evenings at 6 p.m. All movies are free, open to the public,…

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November 2021

Speaking to Citizens, Connecting with Audiences

November 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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, and a professor of political philosophy, the panel will describe how skills learned from the humanities - such as how to conduct interviews and answer…

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December 2021

Reaching Readers

December 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 of the publishers who eventually supported and published their projects. The event will take place on December 2, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET in Arthur…

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November 2022

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

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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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 were safely evacuated from Denmark to Sweden. This unique rescue operation involved Danes from all walks of life. Professor Therkel Stræde will explain the audacious…

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