Hafa Adai, Tirow Woomi and Welcome to the Northern Marianas Humanities Council!

Next Community Grant Submission deadline -  4:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017



The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is hosting the 3rd Marianas History Conference which will be held on Saipan from September 1-2, 2017, at Fiesta Resort and Spa. Conference hours will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by Julian Aguon, Dr. Carlos Madrid, and Dr. Laura M. Torres Souder.  This event is open to the public and free of charge.  Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the keynote addresses, the conference will include presentations by 32 local, regional and international scholars whose research will cover a full range of topics associated with the Archipelago’s history with a particular focus on the conference’s subtheme, “Milestones in Marianas History.”  Presentations will be in the following general categories: Ancient Chamorro History; Early Colonial (17th – 18th centuries); Late Colonial (19th – early 20th centuries); World War II; Recent (post-war); and Oral History and Genealogical Research. The conference schedule may be viewed hereAbstracts and presenter bios may be downloaded here.

The Council seeks corporate sponsors for the conference and donations may be made at the Gold, Silver, Bronze or General Levels.  Benefits associated with each sponsorship level may be viewed here.  A donor pledge form may be downloaded here.

Please contact staff of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council by email or phone (235-4785) for more details.