Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

UMaine helps bring ‘Transformer Tales’ to the stage

For the past year, Professor of English Margo Lukens has collaborated with Carol Dana and other members of the Penobscot Nation to research and bring to the stage turn-of-the-century Wabanaki stories. Those stories have been compiled into a script for dramatic performance including poems, music and Penobscot language, presented by Penobscot Theatre Company, Aug. 11–14. […]

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Riordan to deliver humanities lecture in Castine

Liam Riordan, a University of Maine history professor, will deliver the 2016 Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Riordan’s talk, “The Promise and the Need: Humanities in the 21st Century,” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 in the 1954 Lecture Hall of the Harold Alfond Student Center. Riordan, […]

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Public invited to discuss ways to commemorate Maine’s bicentennial

Members of the public are invited to discuss how best to commemorate Maine’s bicentennial at a free dinner hosted by the University of Maine Humanities Center in Searsport on June 16. From 5–7 p.m. at the Penobscot Marine Museum’s First Congregational Church, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an informal exchange on […]

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Historical Atlas of Maine receives three new awards

The Historical Atlas of Maine has received three new awards, bringing to four the number of honors presented to the folio, its editors, cartographer and publisher this spring. The atlas won the best Book/Atlas category and was named Best of Show by the international Cartography and Geographical Information Society, and received the Excellence in Publishing […]

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Unity College donates Native American artifacts to Hudson Museum

Unity College donated several dozen hand-woven Native American baskets and other artifacts to the University of Maine to be cared for and displayed at the Hudson Museum. The items — officially called the Peter Smith Terry Collection — were bequeathed to Unity College by Terry, who taught at the college in the 1970s and died […]

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Franco-American Centre forum to focus on publishing family’s genealogy

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a presentation and discussion on how to publish a family’s genealogy on Saturday, June 18. “Exploring the Possibility of Publishing your Family’s Story,” will be held from 10 a.m.–noon at Crossland Hall. Participants will learn about the different ways to publish their family’s unique history […]

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Historian to present lecture on modern architecture in America, Japan

Gregory Clancey, an associate professor of history at the National University of Singapore, will speak about the rise of modern architecture in the early-to-mid-20th century in the United States and Japan. Clancey, who was born and raised in Bangor, Maine, will present “How Architects Became Modern in America and Japan,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May […]

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Two talks to highlight Margaret Chase Smith Library’s annual meeting

The Margaret Chase Smith Library’s annual Maine Town Meeting on May 19 will be highlighted by a talks that combine historical perspective with political analysis. Professor Heather Cox Richardson of Boston College will speak about her history of the Republican Party, “To Make Men Free.” Daniel Shea, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs […]

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Franco-American Centre to offer genealogy workshop

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a genealogy workshop May 7. “Finding Your Quebec & Acadian Ancestors” will be held 10 a.m.–noon at Crossland Hall. Participants will learn how to research their Quebec and Acadian roots and tell their family’s unique story with guidance from professional genealogist Bob Chenard. Chenard is […]

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