Maine’s rural communities are facing some serious economic and social challenges. Sheila Jans explores the crucial role that the humanities play in tackling some of these challenges. The humanities provide a powerful and nimble way to generate ideas and solve problems. Examples of humanities-based initiatives and experiences in the St. John Valley at the northernmost point of Maine, bordering Canada, provide insight into the role of the humanities as a tool for development.
Jans, Sheila. "The Role of the Humanities in Rural Community Development." Maine Policy Review 24.1 (2015) : 147 -151, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol24/iss1/41.