Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine to open Franco-American art exhibit

A Franco-American art exhibit titled “Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault” will open April 20 at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. The artwork consists of cartoon drawings, political commentary, Franco-American cultural exploration and personal discovery. It was created by Archambault at the University of Maine’s Franco-American Centre. The exhibit is a collaboration […]

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2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected 17 proposals from 45 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. Each proposal was reviewed by three judges and discussed at a panel for clarity of the proposed project, […]

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Cornell University professor to speak as part of ‘Life of Ideas’ series

Enzo Traverso, the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, will speak March 29 at the University of Maine. Traverso’s talk, “Burdens of the Past: The Age of Left-Wing Melancholia,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space at the IMRC Center in Stewart Commons. Refreshments […]

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University of Montreal professor to give talk on friendship

Eric Mechoulan, a professor in the Department of French Literature at the Universite de Montreal, will deliver a talk on friendship March 6 at the University of Maine. Mechoulan’s talk, “On Friendship: A brief history of the concept from Aristotle to Facebook,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space […]

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‘Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts’ panel discussion Feb. 22

“Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts,” the second in a series of panel discussions by University of Maine humanities professors will be held Feb. 22 in Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall. The decline and renaissance of an idea says a lot about our society and values. Participants in “Life of Ideas” will critically think about this […]

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Creation cuff

Jason Brown imbues modern jewelry with ancestral energy

Jason Brown of Penobscot Nation infuses his contemporary handcrafted jewelry with positive ancestral energy. Brown, who formed Decontie & Brown with wife and partner Donna Decontie-Brown, says it’s gratifying to see people wear their innovative Wabanaki-inspired jewelry and clothing — including leggings, dresses, hoodies and haute couture gowns. “Unfortunately, some people think of us (Native […]

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Wabanaki Creation Cuff to be featured at Basketmakers Holiday Market

The 23rd annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. Award-winning members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance — which focuses on preserving the ancient art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry and […]

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WLBZ, WCSH cover raising of Penobscot Nation flag over campus

WLBZ (Channel 2) and WCSH (Channel 6 in Portland) reported the Penobscot Nation flag is flying over the University of Maine during Native American Heritage Month. The Nov. 15 flag-raising event honored contributions and accomplishments of indigenous staff, faculty and students at UMaine and recognized the campus is on Penobscot Nation land and waterways, according […]

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