The public is cordially invited to attend the 1st Marianas History Conference that will be held at the Fiesta Resort and Spa from 14-16 June 2012. The conference theme, "One Archipelago, Many Stories," highlights the deep and rich history of the Mariana Islands. It also bridges the political division of the archipelago which dates to the late 19th century.
The conference will kick off with keynote addresses by Father Francis X. Hezel, S.J. and Dr. Robert Underdwood on the afternoon of the 14th. On the 15th and 16th, over 30 local, regional and international scholars will present papers on a range of topics related to Marianas history.. Please refer to the conference schedule for presentation details.
Supplementing the presentations will be a series of posters that illustrate topics related to the conference theme. Books on local history and artwork produced by artists on Guam and the NMI also will be available for purchase at the conference.
This event is being sponsored by the Guam Preservation Trust, Guampedia, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Northern Marianas College and Northern Marianas Humanities Council. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Please contact Council staff at 235-4785 for more information about this upcoming event.