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


September 1-2, 2017

Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council, University of Guam, Guampedia and the Northern Marianas College are hosting the 3rd Marianas History Conference.  It will be held on Saipan from September 1-2, 2017, at Fiesta Resort and Spa.

The conference 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.”  Papers may be submitted under 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 organizers also encourage student presentations.

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

The Fiesta Resort and Spa is reserving a block of 20 rooms at a special conference price: $125 plus tax for a mountain view room and ocean view $145 plus tax.  When making your reservation, please ask for Sunshine Suarez and reference reservation code 31712.  Other hotel and car rental options may be viewed 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.  

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Last Updated 7/11/2017