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Burrow: Revisited, A First Friday Artwalk Event

Burrow: Revisited is a collaborative performance piece by world-class musician and sound artist Alex Waterman and USM History Adjunct and MECA Assistant Professor, writer, and scholar Seth Rogoff, premiering at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) at 7pm on Friday, February 2, 2018, during the First Friday Artwalk. The performance, based on a prose piece written by Rogoff that engages with and interprets Franz Kafka’s short story “The Burrow,” explores our shrinking privacy and how the disruptive quality of sound shapes our personal and social lives. An interactive discussion will follow the performance.

Maine Voices: Christmas

All religious minorities really want is an acknowledgment that they live here, too.
Image of Maine WWI Monument in Kittery

History students find Maine's forgotten WWI monuments

To Libby Bischof, Maine's World War I monuments — statues and obelisks, tablets and tableaus — are the forgotten remnants of a forgotten war. They decorate city halls and cemeteries. They sit astride public parks. And they hide in plain sight. Beginning in 2014, she began sending her students across Maine to document as many of the monuments as they could find.
Brian Purnell at W. E. B. DuBois Lecture 2017

Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.

The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
Draper Hunt from WCSH-TV

USM's Draper Hunt talks about Hannibal Hamlin with WCSH-TV's Bill Green

Draper Hunt, a professor emeritus of History from USM, talked about Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, with Bill Green of WCSH-TV.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.
HTY-POS Spring 2018 Newsletter Cover

Spring 2018 Registration Newsletter

Department of History and Political Science newsletter featuring at-a-glance-by-campus schedules, news and events.

Where Do Jews Fit in America's Culture of Race?

October 19, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 in #133 Wishcamper, Portland Campus. Eric L. Goldstein, Associate Professor of History at Emory University will speak on what it means to be jewish in a nation preoccupied with the categories of "black" and "white".

Reflections: Meetings with Hitler’s spokesman were confrontations of good and evil

Professor of History Abraham Peck's latest article in the Portland Press Herald.
The Vietnam War

AHS 299 (section 002): The Vietnam War in History and Memory—Understanding Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Documentary (1 credit)

Join History Professors Beam, Bischof, and Tuchinsky for a one credit pop-up course on the film series, The Vietnam War.

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