Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Commemoration

Country: USA

City: Maine

Abstr. due: 15.07.2018

Dates: 30.05.19 — 01.06.19

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Organizers: The Maine State Bicentennial Conference Committee at the University of Maine


The Maine State Bicentennial Committee at the University of Maine seeks proposals for individual papers, complete panels, as well as other formats (e.g., workshops, poster sessions, websites, films, performances) that explore the Maine statehood process and/or the commemoration of statehood.

The conference will primarily be held on the University of Maine campus in Orono with a field trip to the State House Capitol Complex in Augusta. This scholarly conference is open to the public for a nominal fee, and we seek participation from local cultural organizations as well as pre-college Maine teachers and students.

A majority of voters in the District of Maine cast votes to separate from Massachusetts in July 1819, and Maine became the twenty-third state in the U.S. in March 1820. The conference organizers seek to take advantage of how the bicentennial moment can encourage public reflection and a deeper understanding of the meaning of the relatively distant past for the present and future of the state of Maine and its people.

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