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February 2021

Online Live Discussion of 1984 with Eryk Salvaggio

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Eryk Salvaggio Discussion

Join Eryk Salvaggio for a live online discussion of George Orwell's 1984 and modern surveillance technology hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.

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Dungeons & Dragons Miniature Painting Workshop with Blair Fenning

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roberts Learning Center 101, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
dungeons & dragons minature

Whether you are curious about Dungeons & Dragons or a life-long expert, painting miniatures is an exciting way to get into the world-building phenomenon of fantasy roleplaying. In this painting workshop, Blair Fenning will guide us through the basics and advanced tips and tricks…

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Bryce Cundick, “The Monster at the End of This Talk”

February 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lincoln Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
bryce cundick

Join Bryce Cundick (author and UMF Library Director) for an interactive exploration of the excitement that goes hand-in-hand with fantasy roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. This event is open only to the UMF community (current students, staff, and faculty), and preregistration is required:…

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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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Stephen Grandchamp and Vanessa Brown, “Solange in Context: Past and Present Social Engagement in R&B”

March 10 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Grandchamp and Brown, Solange Event

Join Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) and Vanessa Brown (2020 graduate of UMF and graduate student) for an overview of Solange's influences and contemporaries. If you are new to Solange or R&B music, this is the talk…

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Online Live Keynote and Discussion: Daphne Brooks, “‘I Traveled Seventy States’: Solange & the Poetics of Black Feminist Sonic Alterity”

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

Where and how will we build safe spaces for ourselves? Can we cultivate shelter for one another in this era in which we are hyperaware of chronic racial surveillance, the casual acceptance of misogyny, and quotidian micro-aggressions? And how might we jealously hold onto…

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Erika Rodriguez, “The Personal and the Political Workshop”

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Roberts Learning Center (023), University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Erika Rodriguez

Join Dr. Erika Rodriguez (Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Humanities at UMF) for a workshop inspired by the lyrics and music of Solange's A Seat at the Table! Solange's work is deeply engaged with reflections on her personal history: identity, place, loved ones, and political context.…

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April 2021

Misty Krueger, “Why Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Why We Still Read It”

April 7 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Maine.Zoom.Us/J/82502683737
Misty Krueger

In this online event, Dr. Misty Krueger (Associate Professor of English at UMF) will historically situate Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." The lecture will include playing and analysis of Dr. Krueger's new recording of "The Yellow Wallpaper," available now!. No registration is…

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