Upcoming Events 2016-2017

All public programs are on the UMaine campus in Orono unless otherwise noted.
For more information contact UMHC Jennifer Moxley at jennifer.moxley@maine.edu.

The following calendar is of both UMHC sponsored events and humanities events of interest to the community. An asterisk (*) indicates those events that the UMHC has sponsored.

Ongoing Series 

UMHC has several ongoing series that it supports.  See above for specific dates.

  • *“Saga and Story: An Interdisciplinary Exploration from the Vikings to Our Time,” UMHC Symposium for 2016-17.  Multiple events throughout the year will investigate the importance of medieval narratives in historical context and in contemporary fiction and storytelling. Programs will bring together faculty and students from several UMaine units, regional and national scholars, and the public.  For more information, please contact English-Honors Professor Sarah Harlan-Haughey at sarah.harlan-haughey@umit.maine.edu.
  • *Philosophy Across the Ages.  PAA connects a University of Maine philosophy professor and her undergraduate students with Orono High School students through exciting biweekly seminar-style discussions of philosophical texts from ancient to contemporary times. Read more about it in Maine Policy Review, Volume 24, Issue 1, “Humanities and Policy.”
  • UMaine New Writing Series. New Writing Series continually brings up-and-coming, as well as established writers, to the UMaine community. Over the course of almost 17 years, the series has hosted over one hundred readings, shedding light on imminent names in fiction, poetry, prose, translation and new media.

You may also want to check out our archive of past events.

Maine Bicentennial 2019-20 

Did you know that Maine will be turning 200 in 2020? Preparing for an event like that takes a lot of time and a lot of work. If you are interested in finding out what’s being done or in participating, check out our Maine Bicentennial 2019-20 page.