A Public Program of the University of Maine Humanities Center Featuring William D. Adams, August 13th

A Public Program of the University of Maine Humanities Center Featuring William D. Adams Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Celebrating the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Humanities in Maine Where: Point Lookout, Northport, Maine When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 Schedule of Events 4:30 p.m. Reception, Atlas sales and viewing. 5:00 […]

A Public Program of the University of Maine Humanities Center Featuring William D. Adams

Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Celebrating the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Humanities in Maine

Where: Point Lookout, Northport, Maine
When: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Humanities in Maine
Humanities in Maine

Schedule of Events

4:30 p.m. Reception, Atlas sales and viewing.

5:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions: UMaine’s 150th and the NEH’s 50th

  • Emily Haddad (Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Maine)
  • Jeff Hecker (Provost, University of Maine)
  • Susan Hunter (President, University of Maine)

5:10 p.m. Keynote Lecture

  • William D. Adams (Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities),
         “The Public Good and the Humanities in Maine”

5:30 p.m. The Humanities in Maine:
The Past, Present, and Future of the Historical Atlas of Maine (University of Maine Press, 2015)

  • Stephen Hornsby (Director, Canadian-American Center, Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies, Atlas CoverUMaine; Atlas co-editor),
    The Atlas as State-of-the-Art Research and Presentation
  • Michael Alpert (Director, University of Maine Press),
    The Value of the Atlas as a Book
  • Margaret Chernosky (Maine Geographic Alliance),
    ArcGIS and the Atlas as Tools for Maine Middle
    and High School Students
  • Anne Kelly Knowles (Professor of History, University of Maine),
    Geographic Imagination and the Digital Humanities
  • Liam Riordan (Director, University of Maine Humanities Center), facilitator

Reception and Book Signing to follow:
Atlas sales with a book signing by many individual plate authors.

The UMaine Humanities Center thanks the Fisher Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and an anonymous donor for their generous sponsorship of this public program.

Seating is limited for this free, public event, please RSVP by August 3 to
Shivani Reddy, 207•581•3582, shivani.reddy@maine.edu

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