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June 10, 2024

How Might Humanities Councils Engage with People and Organizations Most Impacted by the Carceral System?  And How Can We Work Together to Imagine a Truly Just Future?This spring, Maine Humanities participated in a three-day historic gathering of 24 state humanities councils and their community partners titled “Inside & Out: The Humanities and Mass Incarceration.” Hosted […]

May 13, 2024

Over $15,000 supporting Eight projects across Maine2024’s spring Mini Grant awardees include a summer history program, a poetry workshop, a symposium celebrating links between food and social justice movements, and more.Lincoln County Historical AssociationSummer with the Past: Hands-on History Summer ProgramWiscasset$2,000Wabanaki REACHBeyond the Claims– Stories from the Land & the HeartStillwater$2,000Indigo Arts AllianceThe Welcome Table$2,000$7,500Center […]

April 19, 2024

Join Our TeamDigital & Social Media CoordinatorWe are looking for someone who will collaborate with the Communications Team and other staff to create digital and online content that tells the story of Maine Humanities’ programming, partnerships, and impact.The primary work of this position will be:Application Deadline: Friday, May 31

April 17, 2024

Portland Poet Laureate and Bates College Professor Awarded Maine’s Public Humanities PrizeMaya Williams and Myron M. Beasley, Ph.D., are the 2024 recipients of the Maine Humanities Council’s Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities PrizePORTLAND, MAINEApril 17, 2024The Maine Humanities Council (MHC), a statewide non-profit organization and Maine’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), […]

January 29, 2024

Announcing the Featured Books for Summer 2024!Recommending Author Jaed Coffin has made his picks for the Maine Humanities’ statewide community read—Marpheen Chann’s Moon in Full and Shannon Bowring’s The Road to Dalton.“Marpheen’s memoir helps all of us imagine Maine in ways that maybe we’ve never been asked to before.”The Road to Dalton reads more like […]

December 4, 2023

$5,000 supporting five projects across maineCivil Rights Club at Scarborough High SchoolGuest Speaker Series & Book StudyScarborough$1,000Penobscot Marine MuseumArtist Shoots Artists: Peggy McKenna and the Midcoast Maine Art SceneSearsport$1,000Veronica Perezbraiding circlesWestbrook$1,000Maine Prisoner Advocacy CoalitionInside VisionLisbon$1,000Elder AkewiQueering: CommunitySouth Portland$1,000

October 2, 2023

2024 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities PrizeAccepting nominations October 1 – December 31, 2023Do you know of a Maine resident who has connected and empowered people in our state through the public humanities? Every two years, Maine Humanities celebrates how people in Maine have contributed to the public humanities—by going deep within their communities and […]

September 21, 2023

Over $11,000 supporting six projects across MaineLiteracy Volunteers of KennebecIntergenerational LiteracyAugusta$2,000Woman for Healthy Rural LivingThe Banned Book GroupsMilbridge$1,950Maine Maritime Museum2023 Symposium: Advancing Access and EquityBath$2,000SPEEDWELL ProjectsA Discussion of Wabanaki Sovereignty Portland$2,000Patten Free LibraryRace and Equity: Many VoicesBath$2,000Evelyn WongLunar New Year in Waterville, MainePortland$2,000

September 20, 2023

Announcing Jaed Coffin as Recommending Author for Read ME 2024Coffin’s selections for our 2024 statewide summer read will be announced in January with library registration opening in February. Jaed Coffin is the author of the memoirs A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants and Roughhouse Friday. His essays and stories have been featured in the New York Times, The Sun Magazine, […]