Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

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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Sun Journal interviews Pickard for story on women’s rights in Maine

The Lewiston Sun Journal interviewed Jennifer Pickard, University of Maine adjunct faculty in Maine studies and history, for a story about the progress of women’s rights in Maine. Pickard co-authored a piece with Mazie Hough about women’s rights in 1820 for the bicentennial story Maine Turns 200 in UMaine Today.

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Ippolito, Albert, Revitt presenting at Maine Archives & Museums conference

Three University of Maine experts will speak during the 2020 Maine Archives & Museums Conference to be held online on Oct. 8.  During his talk, “Build a Mobile App for Your Collection,” Jon Ippolito, a professor of new media and director of the digital curation program, will walk participants through the creation of cross-platform smartphone […]

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University of Maine project tells story of COVID-19 pandemic through arts

Editor’s note: story updated Sept. 21. Maine residents are invited to participate in a new project at the University of Maine that is using the arts to tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Jack Pine Project, a collaboration of the Maine Folklife Center, Maine Studies Program and the Hutchinson Center, connects professional artists, […]

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View what’s new, and old, at UMaine-affiliated museums, gallery 

For people eager to again appreciate art and artifacts in person, three University of Maine museums and a gallery are open, or soon will be.  Admission to the Hudson Museum, Page Farm and Home Museum, Zillman Museum (ZAM) and Lord Hall Gallery is free. Guests are required to wear face coverings and follow all other […]

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Beacon highlights Michelle’s intertribal climate change coalition

The Beacon featured Natalie Michelle, an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine who’s establishing an intertribal climate change coalition. Michelle, who is Penobscot and Passamaquoddy, says a goal of the partnership will be to create a climate change adaptation workbook targeted toward the Maine environment and based on Wabanaki epistemologies and traditional values.

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Nolan Altvater: Honorable Mention for the Udall Scholarship in Native American policy

Nolan Altvater of Milford, a University of Maine rising senior majoring in secondary education and minoring in English, was selected as one of 55 students nationwide to receive Honorable Mention for the Udall Scholarship in the Native American policy category.  The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the […]

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Coastal flooding

With St. Amand’s matrix, town planners can ID at-risk archaeological sites 

As sea-level rise, extreme weather events and storm surge become more frequent and severe along the Maine coast, people who live there will move inland.  Globally, weather-related hazards accounted for more than 230 million displacements from 2008 to 2018, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. In 2018 alone, 1.2 million people in the United […]

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