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Ives memorial lectures to be held at UMaine

ORONO, Maine — The first of three lectures in the Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Memorial Lecture Series on Humanities and Place, is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Union at the University of Maine in Orono with speaker Donna Cassidy, writer and professor of American and New England studies and art history at the University of Southern Maine.

The title of Cassidy’s talk, which will be held in the Bangor Lounge, is “Re-mapping Region and Nation: U.S. Artists in Quebec and Atlantic Canada 1890-1940.”

The second lecture, “Going Back to the Land in Northern New England in the 1930s,” by Dona Brown, associate history professor at the University of Vermont, will be held noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in 137 Bennett Hall.

The third lecture will feature folklorist Gerald Pocius, university research professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, speaking on “How Are Places Imagined? The Case of the Newfoundland Outport,” and is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the Bangor Lounge.

Sandy Ives was a popular UMaine English and anthropology professor from 1955 to 1999, an internationally known folklorist and founder of the Maine Folklife Center.

The series is sponsored by Cultural Affairs-Distinguished Lecture Series, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, departments of anthropology, history and art, and women in the curriculum, Canadian American Center and the Maine Folklife Center.

Biographical details about the speakers are included on the UMaine online calendar of events at

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