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Audio | NEH Chairman Jon Peede

September 18th, 2019


Photo by James Hardman

There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: All …

Audio | Gov. Mills honors Monica Wood

June 6th, 2019



Photo by Jen Sorkin

On May 7, 2019, Maine author Monica Wood was awarded our 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize.

In attendance was Governor Janet Mills, who honored Monica by delivering the event’s …

Audio | Tim Peltason | The Way We Live Now

November 7th, 2018


Professor of English at Wellesley College, Timothy Peltason writes and teaches on nineteenth and twentieth-century British and American literature …

Audio | Declan Kiely | The Way We Live Now

October 1st, 2018

Declan Kiely is the Director of Exhibitions at New York Public Library where he oversees exhibitions at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. He was most recently the Robert H. Taylor Curator at the Morgan …

Audio | Grappling with questions

May 8th, 2018


Each year, on the third Saturday of October, The Question Is…

Audio | Birds and citizen science

February 6th, 2018


Each year, on the third Saturday in October, the Maine Humanities Council Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a really big question.

In 2017, the question we asked ourselves was ‘How …

Audio | How can we know?

September 7th, 2017


The fundamental, personal, urgent question at the heart of this year’s Dorothy Schwartz Forum is: how can we know?

Want to find out more? Register now and tune in below to hear part one of a preview on the day’s …

Audio | 20th anniversary Winter Weekend

July 5th, 2017


In this episode of Humanities on Demand we visit the 20th annual Winter Weekend, held March 10-11, 2017, at Bowdoin College.

The post Audio | 20th …

Audio | Khaled Fahmy | Palace Walk

June 6th, 2017


Khaled Fahmy is a Professor of History at the American University in Cairo. With a BA in Economics, an MA in Political Science from AUC and a DPhil …

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