Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

MPBN Series Focusing on the Humanities

Beginning Aug. 10, Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Morning Edition” is featuring a series of interviews focused on the humanities. Taking part in the MPBN series every Monday morning for five consecutive weeks will be Kirsten Jacobson on philosophy, Michael Grillo on art history, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy on the digital humanities, and Patty Counihan on the career […]

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Camp merges environmental science, traditional native culture

Weaving baskets while learning about brown ash identification and habitat is one of the hands-on projects at the Wabanaki Youth Science Program (WaYS) wskitkamikww, or Earth, summer camp June 22-26, at Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott. At the third annual WaYS summer camp, Native American youth in grades 9-12 also will use compasses and […]

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Maine Edge reports on student film to be shown at festival

The Maine Edge reported on a short film written and directed by Ryan Shelley, a graduate student in the Intermedia MFA program, that will be shown as part of the Maine Shorts series at the Maine International Film Festival. “Harvey’s Dream” is a 12-minute film based on the short story by Stephen King. The film […]

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Student film part of Maine International Film Festival

“Harvey’s Dream,” a 12-minute film written and directed by Ryan Shelley, a graduate student from Gray, Maine, in the Intermedia MFA program, will have two screenings as part of the Maine Shorts series of the Maine International Film Festival. The film, based on the short story by Stephen King, will be shown at 9:15 p.m. […]

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UMaine Humanities Center Awards Summer Research Grants

The University of Maine Humanities Center has awarded summer research grants to two UMaine students. Taylor Cunningham, an English major and Honors student with a minor in folklore studies, was awarded the Sandy and Bobby Ives Research Award. Elisa Sance, a doctoral candidate in history, was awarded the center’s graduate student research award. Each award […]

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Two-Day Event to Focus on Saving Endangered Native Languages

“Saving Endangered Native Languages” is the theme of the spring 2015 University of Maine Humanities Symposium April 24–25. Language activists and tribal representatives from native communities in the northeastern United States and Canada along with university partners will discuss the challenges and opportunities for language revitalization during the two-day event on campus. Jessie Little Doe […]

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Upcoming Humanities Issue of Maine Policy Review to be Focus of Annual Summit

The third annual Maine Humanities Summit will celebrate the upcoming issue of Maine Policy Review that features expert analysis on the dynamic intersection of the humanities and public policy in Maine. The public is invited to join the conversation and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dinner with three of the report’s 40 authors starting at 5 […]

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William S. Cohen Institute Focusing on Leadership and Public Service

The William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce at the University of Maine has been renamed the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service. The new name better captures the broad range of interdisciplinary initiatives it has been involved with in recent years. The Cohen Institute is designed to model and […]

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