Humanities on Demand

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The Humanities on Demand podcast makes it possible for humanities enthusiasts of all ages to experience the power and pleasure of ideas in Maine. It includes readings, lectures, interviews, and other programs sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and its partners.

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https://mainehumanities.org
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The power and pleasure of ideas in Maine.
Language
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last modified
2019-11-19 09:44
last episode published
2019-09-18 17:19
publication frequency
62.6 days
Contributors
Maine Humanities Council author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
21
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
18.09.2019

Audio | NEH Chairman Jon Peede

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 invite public commemoration. But what are we doing when...
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6.06.2019

Governor Mills honors Monica Wood

  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 opening remarks. Hear the Governor’s remarks below. Read ...
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7.11.2018

Podcast | Tim Peltason

Professor of English at Wellesley College, Timothy Peltason writes and teaches on nineteenth and twentieth-century British and American literature and Shakespeare. His essays on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, focuses on its relationship...
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1.10.2018

Podcast | Declan Kiely | The Carnivore’s Appetite

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 Library and Museum and Head of its Depart...
Maine Humanities Council author
5.06.2018

How can we know?

Each year, on the third Saturday of October, the Dorothy Schwartz Forum (link) brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a basic question so big it‚Äôs everyone‚Äôs. In 2017, we asked the question ‚ÄúHow can we know?‚ÄĚ Now, in 2018, we‚Äôre star...
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8.05.2018

Grappling with basic questions

Each year, on the third Saturday of October, the Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a basic question. In 2017, we asked the question “How can we know?"  Listen to MHC Program Officer Meghan Reedy  talk to folks abo...
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6.02.2018

Podcast | Birds and Citizen Science

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 ‚ÄėHow can we know?‚Äô One of the most ex...
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3.10.2017

Podcast | Violence & Belonging

‚ÄúViolence & Belonging: The 14th Amendment and American Literature‚ÄĚ is a Let‚Äôs Talk About It book and discussion series that addresses issues of diversity, identity, and inequality. For many Americans, the promises of citizenship fall short of reali...
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7.09.2017

Podcast: How can we know?

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 discussion surrounding doubt, curiosity,...
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5.07.2017

Podcast | 20th Anniversary Winter Weekend

In this episode of Humanities on Demand we visit the 20th annual Winter Weekend, held March 10-11, 2017, at Bowdoin College. Subscribe to Humanities on Demand via Apple Podcasts The post Podcast | 20th Anniversary Winter Weekend appeared first on Maine...
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6.06.2017

Podcast | Khaled Fahmy | Naguib Mahfouz and 20th Century Egyptian History

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 in History from the University of Oxford, Fahmy taught for five years at Princeton University, then for ...
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21.04.2017

Podcast| Portland Street Artist Works with Buckfield Civil Rights Team

In this episode of Humanities on Demand, we visit Buckfield Junior-Senior High School. Supported by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, their Civil Rights Team hosted Portland-based artist Pigeon for a discussion on identity, belonging, and stre...
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27.01.2017

Podcast| Demystifying Islam in‚ÄúPalace Walk‚ÄĚ

MHC Board Member Reza Jalali discusses the Winter Weekend 2017 text, Palace Walk, at Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth.A Muslim scholar, educator, and writer, he is the coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine...
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22.12.2016

Podcast| 20 Years of Winter Weekend

Listen to Winter Weekend founder and emcee Charles Calhoun reminisce about 20 years of Winter Weekend in our latest Humanities on Demand podcast.The postPodcast | 20 Years of Winter Weekend appeared first onMaine Humanities Council.
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13.09.2016

Podcast| Maine’s Civil Rights Teams

On Monday, May 23, 2016, over 500 students and teachers gathered at the Augusta Civic Center for the Civil Rights Team Project State Conference. Hosted by the Office of the Maine Attorney General, the conference was the first event of its kind since 20...
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27.07.2016

Podcast| Seeking Refuge: Understanding the Refugee and Asylum Process

In February 2016, the Maine Humanities Council held Seeking Refuge: Understanding the Refugee and Asylum Process, a free, public, panel discussion that broke down the process here in Maine. Discussion touched on the screening that determines who can co...
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6.07.2016

Podcast| The 14th Amendment: A Living Document

This is a recording of our public forum The 14th Amendment: A Living Document, held in partnership with the University of Maine School of Law on June 1, 2016, at Portland Public Library.The event was moderated by Danielle Conway, Dean of the University...
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29.06.2016

Podcast| Patrick Rael| Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States

Patrick Rael, professor of history at Bowdoin College, discusses his latest book Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, which explores the Atlantic history of slavery to understand the exceptionally long period o...
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3.06.2016

Podcast| Isabel Alvarez-Borland| Language as Theme in‚ÄúOne Hundred Years of Solitude‚ÄĚ

Isabel Alvarez-Borland, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities in the Department of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross, examines of the role of language and identity in One Hundred Years of Solitude at Winter Weekend 2016. Her books inclu...
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22.04.2016

Podcast| Susanne Moser| The Hard Work of Hope: Sustenance in Times of Climate Change

Speaking at the Dorothy Schwartz Forum on Art, Science, and the Humanities on October 24, 2015,  Susanne Moser discusses the importance of hope in confronting climate change. Susanne's work focuses on adaptation to climate change, vulnerability, resili...
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14.04.2016

Podcast| Thomas Tracy| Climate Change as a Moral Challenge

Speaking at the Dorothy Schwartz Forum on Art, Science, and the Humanities on October 24, 2015,  Thomas F. Tracy, Philipps Professor of Religious Studies at Bates College, discusses moral challenges in confronting climate change. Professor Tracy’s rese...
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