What’s So Funny ‘Bout Commemoration?
Past and Present Perspectives on Maine's BicentennialFind out more »
Examining the Life of Maine Missionary and Suffragist Elizabeth Upham Yates
Shannon M. Risk, ’96, ’09, Associate Professor of History at Niagara University, will deliver a lecture entitled: “Examining the Life of Maine Missionary and Suffragist Elizabeth Upham Yates — The Importance of Biography.” “Elizabeth Upham Yates (1857-1942) was a missionary and suffragist, born and raised in Coastal Maine, who rose to national prominence as a reformer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The study of her life poses a number of issues for the historian biographer. Yates left no…Find out more »
Creativity in Art, Change and Survival*
With Don Foresta and Edwige Armand Tuesday 24 April 3:30PM Soderberg Lecture Hall, 116 Jenness Hall Abstract: Why art is linked to the survival of humans in general. We start from an ancestral point of view and end with a look at the world today. The roots of art are to be found very far in the past of our species, hundreds of thousands of years, long before homo sapiens. We develop the idea that art is a product of instinct in…Find out more »
The Meaty Mind: Eating and Thinking in Early Christian Monasticism
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 Georgia) will be speaking about "The Meaty Mind: Eating and Thinking in Early Christian Monasticism." The History Department Symposium Series, “History through Food & Drink," is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund. Dr. Jamie Kreiner is Professor of History at the University of Georgia, and her…Find out more »