A national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals.
Explore the place where science, art, and the humanities meet.
Honoring an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine.
MHC's Veterans Program offers book groups and related programs to Veterans.
A foreign policy speakers series, offered free of charge to public Maine libraries.
Challenge yourself with MHC’s content-rich professional development opportunities.
Let’s Talk About It is offered free of charge to public Maine libraries. We would love to have your library involved!
Create, plan, run, and evaluate a humanities-based program or event within your community.
New Books, New Readers puts books in the hands of reluctant adult readers and encourages them to find the joy in reading.
Four shows, four themes, and one philosophy professor to get us talking.
In 2013-14, the MHC gave out $107,938.75 in grant funding.
Here’s how the numbers played out.
Maine towns received grants
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Mar 4, 2015
Hugh’s 28th site was the Falmouth Memorial Library! From the library: “The area around our front sign has several feet of snow around it, so Hugh stayed inside during his visit. He did enjoy the telescope as you can see in the photo. Then he spent some time... read more
Mar 3, 2015
Executive Director Hayden Anderson was interviewed for an article in Indian Country Today highlighting Donald Soctomah, 2015 recipient of the Constance H. Carlson Prize. This is the Maine Humanities Council’s highest honor, and is awarded to an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in... read more
Jan 22, 2015
2015 Prize Luncheon March 30, 2015 | 12:00pm | Richard E. Dyke Center at Husson University, Bangor. During an awards luncheon on Monday, March 30, 2015, the MHC will present Donald Soctomah, tribal historian for the Passamaquoddy tribe, with the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. The Prize honors... read more
Mar 4, 2015
This January, the MHC joined the University of Maine Humanities Center for the Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day. Staff member Kate Webber presented as part of the kickoff event, a Pecha Kucha style presentation with a wide range of humanities professionals and enthusiasts. Kate discussed her role managing the MHC’s social media platforms, posing the question:... read more