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2020 Visions: The Humanities at UMaine
January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) invites community members, faculty and students to attend a showcase of current research and creative projects in the humanities. The event, “2020 Visions: The Humanities at UMaine,” will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Buchanan Alumni House from 2–5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The afternoon will begin at 2 p.m. with a poster session and digital project display in the Andrews Leadership Hall. Attendees have the opportunity to converse one-on-one with students and faculty across diverse fields in the humanities about their research.
A casual reception will be held concurrently in the McIntire Room, across the hall from the poster session. Students, faculty and community members will have the opportunity to network with others in the humanities, while students from the School of Performing Arts provide entertainment. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
At 3 p.m. Emily Haddad, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Margo Lukens, director of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, will welcome attendees and speak briefly about the strength of humanities-related programs and facilities at UMaine, the mission of the MHC, and visions for future interdisciplinary collaboration.
The highlight of the event will be a PechaKucha-style slideshow, where faculty from 10 different university departments will briefly present their humanities research with the support of up to 20 cogent images. This style of presentation allows scholars to get big ideas across in a short amount of time, and to convey their research findings in a concise and engaging manner.
The day’s events aim to highlight the diverse interdisciplinary expertise and interests of our academic faculty and staff involved in research and teaching on campus, and outward-facing humanities work. This afternoon will also familiarize the public with the roles of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, from student fellowships and faculty grants to campus lectures, performances and community outreach.
More information about the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center is available online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.