Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

UMaine to host Maine National History Day April 9

For the third year in a row, the University of Maine will host hundreds of students and teachers from around the state as they participate in the Maine National History Day competition on Saturday, April 9. About 325 students and teachers from 35 middle and high schools are expected to take part in the event. […]

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Still Water team awarded $10,000 grant

A Still Water team led by Professor of New Media Jon Ippolito was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation to expand an innovative online publication platform. The project aims to link thematically similar online essays. In 2015, Ippolito was the inaugural recipient in the “established” category of the Arts […]

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Historical Atlas of Maine

Historical Atlas of Maine receives AAG Globe Award

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 25. The Historical Atlas of Maine has received the 2016 American Association of Geographers Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography. The atlas, the result of a 15-year scholarly project led by University of Maine researchers, offers a new geographical and historical interpretation of Maine, from the end of […]

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International affairs, French major awarded Killam Fellowship to study in Ottawa

Stephen Roberts, a University of Maine student studying international affairs and French with a focus in Canadian studies, has been awarded a Killam Fellowship for the 2015–2016 academic year. As a Killam Fellow, Roberts will study at Carleton University in Ottawa, while UMaine hosts a Canadian student for the academic year. Diyyinah Jamora, who is […]

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Maine Heritage Lecture Nov. 2

Pauleena MacDougall, director of the Maine Folklife Center, will give the Maine Heritage Lecture titled “Discovering Maine’s Intangible Cultural Heritage” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House at the University of Maine. Intangible cultural heritage, also known as living heritage, refers to practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and […]

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Seymour quoted in Sun Journal article on Irving’s mining battle

Robert Seymour, the Curtis Hutchins Professor of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Sun Journal article about Canadian company J.D. Irving. The Sun Journal reported that after four years of debate, the Maine Legislature in June turned down Irving’s bill to relax environmental laws so it could mine copper and […]

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