Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center to host panel on poetry therapy

Robert Frost said, “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” For centuries, poets have espoused the therapeutic values of poetry. The discipline of poetry therapy grew from this intuitive initial awareness of the medium’s potential healing power. University of Maine student Kim Crowley, a Clement and Linda […]

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Mitchell presents ‘A Penobscot Journey Through Maine History’ at Colby

John Bear Mitchell presented “Notes From Home: A Penobscot Journey Through Maine History” on March 15 at Colby College. Mitchell, a citizen of Penobscot Nation from Indian Island, is a lecturer of Wabanaki studies and multicultural studies at the University of Maine and coordinator of the University of Maine System Office Native American Waiver and […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center to host 2019 Bangor Humanities Day

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine will host the annual Bangor Humanities Day at various locations March 2 with a reception March 1. To celebrate the humanities with the Greater Bangor community, free events for participants of all ages will be offered at venues including the University of Maine […]

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King Chair lecturer Adam Barr to moderate public discussion, host TV writing workshop

Lewiston native Adam Barr, a Los Angeles-based, Emmy Award-winning television writer and executive producer of “Will & Grace,” will moderate a public discussion on how television can adapt to changing attitudes and social concerns from 5:30–7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Orono High School library. Made possible through the University of Maine/Orono High School Humanities […]

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UVA professor Ramazani to lead panel on ‘Poetry of the First Global War’ Feb. 22

Jahan Ramazani, Edgar F. Shannon Professor and University Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will lead a panel discussion with University of Maine faculty focused on his article, “‘Cosmopolitan Sympathies’: Poetry of the First Global War.” The panelists will discuss the article in relation to their own work in modern and contemporary poetry […]

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Registration open for Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference at UMaine

Registration is open for the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1 at the University of Maine. In July 1819, a majority of voters in the District of Maine chose to separate from Massachusetts. Maine became the 23rd state in the nation in March 1820. Conference organizers see the bicentennial as an opportunity to […]

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