Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

UMHC, BDN Team up for ‘My Maine Culture’ Project, Seek Digital Postcards

The University of Maine Humanities Center has partnered with the Bangor Daily News on “My Maine Culture,” a project to celebrate Maine’s sense of place. The public is encouraged to submit a digital postcard — an image or video with accompanying text — to the BDN by Dec. 16. Visuals should capture participants’ Maine culture […]

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Artisans to Highlight Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe on Dec. 6

Looking to give unique, locally crafted gifts this holiday season? Check out the Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum. Twenty-seven area artisans, including woodcarvers, bread-makers, felters, photographers, knitters, jewelers and quilters, will be selling their wares at the […]

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UMaine Franco-American Centre Receives Book Donation

The University of Maine’s Franco American Studies program has announced the donation of more than 4,500 books, maps and research materials to the Franco-American Centre’s genealogical library. The gift was made by Celeste Ringuette in memory of her late husband, Adrien Lanthier Ringuette. In pursuing family genealogy, Adrien Ringuette built an extensive library of research […]

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Reception Announcing Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund Oct. 19

A new fund has been established at the University of Maine Foundation in honor of the late founder of the Maine Folklife Center Edward “Sandy” Ives and his wife Bobby. The Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to full-time UMaine students engaging in ethnography, folklore or oral history fieldwork […]

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Downtown Bangor

Building Community Through Cultural Works

The University of Maine Humanities Initiative will host the second annual Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day at various downtown locations on Saturday, May 17. From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., free events for participants of all ages will be offered at venues such as the UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor Public Library, Maine Discovery Museum […]

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Second Annual Maine Humanities Summit to be Held May 16 in Augusta

The University of Maine Humanities Initiative (UMHI) and the Maine Humanities Council will host the second annual Maine Humanities Summit at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta on Friday, May 16. This year’s summit, “The Humanities and Public Policy,” will feature speakers from across the nation who will discuss ways humanities administrators, faculty and the […]

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