Welcome to the University of Maine Humanities Center!

Advancing Research in the Humanities, Linking Scholars to One Another and the Broader Maine Community

The University of Maine Humanities Center promotes the cultivation of cultural knowledge, intellectual curiosity, and critical and creative reflection. It fulfills this mission by providing funding for innovative humanities research and forums for meaningful conversations among scholars, students, and the public.  The Center supports the Public Humanities, broadly construed, for the benefit of UMaine and the State of Maine.

There are always exciting humanities related events going on at UMaine or in the region. Check out our calendar of upcoming eventsFacebook page, ongoing programs, and announcements below to find out what’s happening!


UMHC Executive Board Members Establish a New Scholarship Fund for a Humanities Student!

Sandy Peters (English B.A.’69; MEd ’72) and her husband John Peters (Economics B.A. ’69; MA ’73) have shown exemplary generosity by establishing a new scholarship fund to be awarded to a deserving University of Maine first-year undergraduate coming from a Maine high school or college preparatory school who chooses to major in a humanities field (Art History, Communication and Journalism, English, French, History, Romance Languages, Spanish, or Philosophy) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Sandra Merrill Peters and John G. Peters Humanities Scholarship Fund does the important work of supporting a student in the study of the humanities. It also sends the timely message that engaged and important members of our community value this choice. The University of Maine Humanities Center is so very grateful to the Peters for their gift.

For more information about the Sandra Merrill Peters and John G. Peters Humanities Scholarship Fund contact the office of student financial aid.