Doctoral student named Visiting History Scholar, Mount Desert Islander reports

Mount Desert Islander reported Brittany Goetting, a University of Maine doctoral student and teaching assistant, is the Mount Desert Island Historical Society Visiting History Scholar for 2018. Each year, the society invites a student to conduct original research into the histories of MDI, according to the article. Goetting’s research examines the evolution of Protestantism in Maine and Nova Scotia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She is particularly interested in the beliefs of Protestant laypeople and how their religious convictions manifested in their everyday political, economic and cultural realities, the article states.