A World in Your Library talk
Liam Riordan received his undergraduate B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a faculty member in the Department of History at the University of Maine in Orono since 1997. He is a specialist on the American Revolution, and has published about religious, racial and ethnic diversity in the Philadelphia region from 1770 to 1830, and the history of Loyalists, those who opposed the American Revolution. Liam currently serves on the City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development. He is the past the Director of the University of Maine Humanities Center, and is a past board member of the Maine Humanities Council. He helps to organize Maine National History Day, a statewide history contest for middle and high school students. Liam’s wife is chair of the English Department at Bangor High School, and they have two sons. His family lived in Scotland in 2012, when he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Glasgow.
World in Your Library is a speaker series focused on current events and relevant issues, both local and international. Free to Maine’s libraries, World in Your Library gives small rural communities access to experts and the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain insight, and broaden perspectives.