Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

Lukens speaks with BDN about Penobscot language book of folktales

Margo Lukens, a University of Maine Professor of English, talked with the Bangor Daily News about the recently published book, “‘Still They Remember Me’: Penobscot Transformer Tales, Vol. 1.” Lukens co-authored the book with Carol Dana, Penobscot language master, and Conor Quinn, linguistics faculty at the University of Southern Maine, as a teaching tool for Penobscots […]

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Media promote conference about multicultural Maine

Centralmaine.com, the Sun Journal and the Bangor Daily News advanced “One sun rose on us today: Stories from Maine’s Long 20th Century,” scheduled for noon–6:30 p.m. on June 4. The virtual conference, offered via Zoom, will explore some of the peoples who have claimed Maine as their home, bringing together scholars from across the state to discuss aspects of […]

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Media advance social justice series, Ranco presentation

The Free Press promoted a new social justice initiative co-curated by Darren Ranco, a University of Maine professor of anthropology, chair of Native American Programs and member of the Penobscot Nation, which includes a panel discussion sponsored by the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at UMaine. “Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine,” an […]

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BDN advances Wabanaki resources portal project

The Bangor Daily News advanced a project from the University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center to develop a centralized digital portal that will improve access to Wabanaki historical and cultural resources and archival collections.

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NEH funding to support enhanced access, utilization of Wabanaki resources 

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of more than $59,000 to the University of Maine’s McGillicuddy Humanities Center to support development of a centralized digital portal that will improve access to Wabanaki historical and cultural resources and archival collections currently distributed across UMaine and, in the future, to incorporate collections curated […]

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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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