Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

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UMaine study identifies inclusive strategies for research partnerships and collaborations led by Indigenous communities 

Justice-oriented commitments within sustainability science have the potential to promote decolonization of academic institutions and support tribal sovereignty, according to a study led by University of Maine researchers.  Co-authors from UMaine and Wabanaki Tribal Nations came together to talk about their experiences connecting justice commitments and sustainability science projects. Through dialogue, they identified the need […]

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UMaine faculty talk with New Yorker in documenting history, repatriation of Penobscot language

The New Yorker published a feature story highlighting historical efforts to record the Penobscot language and describing current preservation initiatives that includes interviews with several University of Maine faculty. Darren Ranco, a UMaine associate professor of anthropology and director of Native American Programs, noted that early efforts to record the Penobscot language were focused on […]

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Maine artists to discuss results from COVID-related workshops

Two Maine music therapists and a Maine-based theater producer and director will present the results of their pandemic-related workshops on April 16 and April 23 as part of the Jack Pine Project, a community arts project organized by the Maine Folklife Center, Maine Studies Program and Hutchinson Center at the University of Maine. Both of […]

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Madeleine Landrum

Landrum to explore history of forests to inform today’s management 

When Madeleine (Madi) Landrum hiked the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails in 2018, she saw thousands of acres of trees devastated by drought-induced wildfires and invasive pests.  “Seeing how damaged the forests were in these gorgeous natural places, I felt that I needed to do something,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences […]

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News Center Maine cites Hudson Museum projects in announcing grants competition

In reporting that applications are now being accepted for 2021 grants from the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund, News Center Maine cited 2019 and 2020 grants to the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum. The awards to the museum facilitated addition of handcrafted Wabanaki baskets to their collection and integration of Wabanaki traditional art […]

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First-ever online, bilingual portal to Franco American archives launches this spring

Franco American Programs at the University of Maine will collaborate with four other institutions in the region to launch the first-ever online, bilingual portal to Franco American archives and history collections from repositories across North America this spring. Franco American Digital Archives/Portail franco-américain, formerly known as the Franco American Portal project, will offer access to […]

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Academics Sanchez, Bracey to discuss impact of Black studies

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Maine Black Student Union and the University of Maine Alumni Association will welcome Sonia Sanchez and John Bracey to discuss the relevance and impact of Black Studies in 21st century higher education at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 over Zoom. Register for the free, public event […]

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Shop, learn Dec. 12 at virtual Wabanaki Winter Market 

After last year’s 25th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market, organizers renamed the event Wabanaki Winter Market to better represent participants and the wide range of artforms. And because of the coronavirus, the word “virtual” has been added to the name of the 26th annual market slated for Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s popular collaboration […]

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