Libby Bischof appointed to the Maine State Museum Commission and UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection
LIBBY BISCHOF, associate professor of history, has been appointed by Governor Paul LePage, for a five-year term, to the Maine State Museum Commission. Bischof is the first USM professor to be named to the 15-member the commission which has oversight of the museum’s policies and operations.
She has also been appointed the Acting Healy Chair and Faculty Director of the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England for the Fall 2014 semester. The Maine Women Writers Collection (MWWC) is a permanently endowed special collection of published and unpublished literary, cultural, and social history sources by and about Maine women.
Bischof presented “Site Visits, Blogs, Field Trips: Bringing Local Public History into the Classroom,” as part of the panel “Public History and Students,” at the New England Historical Association fall conference at Franklin Pierce University, N.H. on October 18.