History Major


Poster for Caucus Event 2016
The Department of History and Political Science is presenting an event February 25th, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus. The lecture will cover the basics of the Maine Caucus.
Join Dr. Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine, to learn how to research with historic photographs, an important primary source for historic and genealogical research. Dr. Bischof will start the program with a brief lecture, followed by a hands-on workshop in the museum and library collections in the Brown Library. Teacher Workshop: January 4, 3:30 pm, FREE for all Maine teachers; $15 for teachers from outside of Maine. Limited to 15 participants. Public Workshop: January 12, 10 am, $15 MHS Members; $25 General Admission. Limited to 15 participants. For inquiries, contact Kate McBrien: kmcbrien@mainehistory.org / (207) 774–1822 x236
Newsletter Front Page
Why should I check out the department newsletter? Well, it has an at-a-glance look at classes being offered by HTY and POS and also has them broken down by campus and online. Plus, we've thrown in a little department news and course descriptions for topics classes being offered.
Man Walking in Paris
A photo exhibition at the University of Southern Maine Art Gallery in Gorham presents the Maine of yesteryear, as seen through the eyes of photographers who documented Maine in the early part of the 1900s and helped create the image of the state as a tourist destination.
Professor Eileen Eagan's Portland Women's History Trail App, part of the Digital Maine MEIF grant, was recently featured in the Portland Forecaster.
Six University of Southern Maine faculty and staff members were recently honored with the first-ever President’s Metropolitan University Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on June 19 in USM’s Abromson Center in Portland. Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair, was presented with the Faculty Award for Advising.
Some of the Maine Historical Society’s recipes are on display through May 31 in the small, eclectic and engaging exhibit “Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes.”
Professor Abe Peck Contributes to Maine Voices in the Portland Press Herald.
Part of USM's Digital Maine initiative and research cluster in Digital Humanities, the app is based on many years of research conducted by project leader Professor Eileen Eagan and her colleagues and students. The app: http://pmwht.org/ offers maps with texts and photos of sites relating to Portland women’s history in work, education, religion, home, politics, health care, cultural activities and in death. FMI contact: eagan@usm.maine.edu
History and Political Science Newsletter Spring 2015
Whitmore lecture on April 23rd, registration information, course schedules for fall, Portland Women's History Trail app and more in this semester's issue of the Department of History and Political Science Spring 2015 Newsletter.


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