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February 2021

Online Dungeons and Dragons Quest for Beginners

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - March 5 @ 8:00 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Dungeons & Dragons quest material

Join other members of the UMF community curious about Dungeons & Dragons for a three-session (6-8 pm on 2/19, 2/26, and 3/5) online quest! No experience required, and all gaming will take place on Zoom! Please note that the first session on 2/20 will…

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In-Person Dungeons and Dragons Quest for Advanced Players

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - March 5 @ 8:00 pm
Roberts Learning Center 101, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
in-person dungeons & dragons dice set

Join other members of the UMF community for a three-session (6-8 pm on 2/19, 2/26, and 3/5) quest based on your newly-created characters! Space is very limited for this event (which is open only to the current UMF community), so be sure to preregister…

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In-Person Dungeons and Dragons Quest for Beginners

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - March 6 @ 8:00 pm
Roberts Learning Center 101, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
dungeons & dragons beginner map

Join other members of the UMF community curious about Dungeons & Dragons for a three-session (6-8 pm on 2/20, 2/27, and 3/6) quest! No experience required! Please note that the first session on 2/20 will begin at 5 pm in order to help you…

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Online Video Keynote: Grace Gipson, “What’s Your RPG Fantasy?: Let’s Talk Blackness, Politics, and Gaming”

February 24 - March 3
Vimeo.com/NewCommonsProject
Dungeons & Dragons

"Black Lives Matter" is not just a phrase or way of thinking as it relates to police brutality and racist violence towards Black life, but also necessary in the fantasy and gaming realm. Much like any other art form or popular medium, the world…

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March 2021

Online Live Discussion of Dungeons & Dragons with Grace Gipson

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Grace Gipson

Join Dr. Grace Gipson for a live online discussion of Dungeons & Dragons' relationship with individual identity hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.

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Online Live Keynote and Discussion: Daphne Brooks, A Seat at the Table

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Daphne Brooks

Join Dr. Daphne Brooks (Professor of African American, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and author of the forthcoming Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound) for a live online lecture and…

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April 2021

Online Video Keynote: Elizabeth Donaldson, “The Yellow Wallpaper”

April 14 - April 21
Vimeo.com/NewCommonsProject
The Yellow Wallpaper

Join Dr. Elizabeth Donaldson (Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology and editor of Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health) for an examination of the depiction of Mentall Illness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." This prerecorded keynote…

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Online Live Discussion of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with Elizabeth Donaldson

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Elizabeth Donaldson

Join Dr. Elizabeth Donaldson for a live online discussion of mental illness in "The Yellow Wallpaper" hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.

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September 2021

Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World

September 1 - September 30
Christina's World Calendar

Fall 2021 programming for the New Commons Project kicks off with an examination of Andrew Wyeth's stunning 1948 painting, Christina's World.

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October 2021

David Bowie, “Life on Mars?”

October 1 - October 31
Life on Mars Calendar

The New Commons Project's October 2021 events will explore David Bowie's classic "Life on Mars?" (released on his 1971 album, Hunky Dory).

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November 2021

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

November 1 - November 30
Death of a Salesman Calendar

Arthur Miller's dramatic deconstruction of the American Dream, Death of a Salesman (1949), will take center stage in the New Commons Project in November 2021.

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December 2021

Jordan Peele, Get Out

December 1 - December 31
Get Out Calendar

Jordan Peele's Oscar-nominated 2017 horror film that critiques racism in America, Get Out, will provide the foundation for New Commons Project events in December 2021.

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