Calling cultural and arts professionals for Maine Humanities Summit

The University of Maine Humanities Initiative will host a daylong Maine Humanities Summit at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The summit convenes humanities, arts, and cultural professionals with academic administrators, legislators, and policymakers from across the state.

The event aims to reinvigorate relationships among humanities experts and institutions across Maine. Featured speakers and panelists include directors of state agencies, public libraries, historical societies, civic festivals, and faculty from the University of Maine System and elsewhere. Varied presentations and panels will provide space to discuss the present place and future relationship of the humanities to the State of Maine and its citizens.

The University of Maine Humanities Initiative, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supports humanities research and teaching at UMaine, Orono; organizes and sponsors programming on and off campus; and promotes the public humanities by building institutional partnerships. For more information about the University of Maine Humanities Initiative, please visit

To register for the summit, please email Amy Cross ( and provide your full name.

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