Cultural events: lectures, discussions and performances via UMaine

10550925_321958301332799_5081762536124728720_nSaturday, January 24

Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day. Co–hosted with the Maine Folklife Center and the UMaine Museum of Art. For more info, please contact Pauleena MacDougall on FirstClass (pauleena.macdougall@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-1848. Free bus transportation will be provided from Orono to Bangor to support student participation.

Sunday, February 8

Pre-performance lecture and discussion by Laura Artesani, Professor of Music

at UMaine, Orono. 1:30 PM in the Cafe of the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) prior to the performance by the British ensemble Voice at 3:00 PM in Minsky Recital Hall. A free reception follows the discussion co-hosted with the CCA. For more info, contact Liam Riordan on FirstClass (riordan@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-1913.

Saturday, March 28

Maine National History Day statewide contest for grade 6-12 students on the UMaine, Orono campus. For more info visit http://umaine.edu/history/national-history-day/ or contact State Coordinator John Taylor by email at john.m.taylor@maine.edu) or by phone at 474-7133.

Sunday, March 29

Pre-performance lecture and discussion by Phillip Silver, Professor of Music, UMaine, Orono. 1:30 PM in the Cafe of the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) prior to the performance by the Amernet String Quartet with Professor Silver at 3:00 PM in Minsky Recital Hall. The performance focuses on music by Jewish composers forced into exile or murdered in concentration camps. A free reception follows the discussion co-hosted with the CCA. For more info, contact Liam Riordan on FirstClass (riordan@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-1913.

Tuesday, April 7

Third Annual Maine Humanities Summit, 5:00-7:30 PM, State Room, Senator Inn, 284 Western Avenue, Augusta. Co-hosted with the Maine Humanities Council and the Center for Arts and Humanities at Colby College. For more info, please contact Liam Riordan on FirstClass (riordan@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-1913.

Friday-Saturday, April 10-11

Language Revitalization, Treaties, and the Future of Tribal Sovereignty, public conference at UMaine, Orono. The conference will integrate the work and concerns of scholars, native groups, and state agencies to facilitate an unprecedented exchange among regional indigenous language specialists. For more info, please contact Darren Ranco, Chair, Native American Studies, on FirstClass (darren.ranco@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-9485.

Tuesday-Thursday, May 12-14

“Odysseus in Maine,” a series of events in Portland, Bangor, and at UMaine exploring how classical literature can help us to better understand and treat PTSD. Keynote speaker Jonathan Shay, V.A. staff psychiatrist, author, and Macarthur Prize winner. Keynote lecture by Shay on Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30PM at UMaine [room TBA]. For more info, please contact Liam Riordan on FirstClass (riordan@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-1913.

Late May

Possible joint reception with UMaine Museum of Art in support of the “Directors’ Cut” exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art. Details TBA.

Sunday-Wednesday, July 12-15

UMaine faculty speaking as part of the L’Hermione French frigate replica events in Castine, Maine. For more info, please contact Liam Riordan on FirstClass (riordan@umit.maine.edu) or at 581-1913.

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