History Major


Senior Party Flyer
Please join the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science for a celebration of our graduating seniors on Monday, May 2nd, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cohen Center, Osher Map Library, 1st Floor Glickman. Light refreshments, punch and cake will be served.
Maine Policy Scholar
Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major from Lewiston, Maine, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM. Funded by the Maine Community Foundation, each of the University of Maine System’s seven campuses select a Maine Policy Scholar.
Latest newsletter from the Department of History and Political Science with news, events, and course offerings for summer and fall.
Shanghai Quartet
Associate Professor of History Jie Zhao will give a pre-performance lecture, "East-West Cultural Encounters" for the March 31st event "A Night in Ancient and New China" by Wu Man with Shangai Quartet. The lecture and performance will be at Hannaford Hall, Portland Campus. Lecture is at 6:30 and the quartet will perform at 7:30. Special student pricing is available for $10. For more information: http://portlandovations.org/shows/wu-man.shtml
Students from USM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) presented their projects at the Poster Symposium Reception on Wednesday, February 24th. The exhibit was open to the public at the Woodbury Campus Center all week. This year’s UROP group features 13 research fellows including a project by a USM History major. Go to Office of Public Affairs website for the story.
“Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015” was reviewed in the Portland Press Herald. Three Maine scholars contributed to the book including USM Professor of History Libby Bischof.
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.


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