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Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

“How did you think of that?” Turning Your Passion into a Humanities Project

This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature and the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, is designed for UMaine humanities undergraduates who are looking for inspiration and guidance on how to come up with a research topic. The event will take place in the UMaine Honors House on Saturday, April 21st, and will include panels and breakout discussion groups comprised of: 1) Humanities faculty and graduate students talking about what sparked their research/creative work and what their research/creative process looks like; and 2) Seniors who have recently completed their theses/capstone projects talking about their projects.

Students who choose to attend all events will receive a stipend. All meals will be provided as well, and students will get an opportunity to speak informally to faculty and fellow students from across the humanities disciplines. Patricia Wen, editor of the Boston Globe Spotlight Investigative Reporting Team, will be our opening speaker.

Whether you’re thinking about creating a thesis or a capstone project or are just curious about what it is we do as Humanities folk, you’ll come away from this event inspired and informed.

If you would like to express your interest in attending this event, fill out this non-binding google form and we will be in touch:

Questions can be directed to Professor Caroline Bicks, the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature:


April 21, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Caroline Bicks
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