MARC Announces 6th Installment for Seminar Series

MARC Announces 6th Installment for Seminar Series

MARC Announces 6th Installment for Seminar Series


MARC Seminar Series 6th Installment

“Thirty years after Hurao's speech translation to CHamoru Language. 
A self-critical commentary based on Prof. Rosa Salas Palomo's work.”

The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam announces its next installment, featuring a lecture by CHamoru Studies Professor Rosa Salas Palomo and Anthropology Professor David Atienza de Frutos, Ph.D.

In 1987, Prof. Rosa Salas Palomo translated from the English edition of the Hurao's Speech, which continues to be the most popular CHamoru translation used today. The speech has become a fundamental symbol of the identity maintenance of the CHamoru people in the Twenty-First Century, reproduced in documents, books, and institutional manifestos. Prof. Rosa Salas Palomo with the collaboration of the anthropologist Dr. David Atienza Frutos will analyze the history of this text and the semantic decisions that Palomo took in 1987 proposing alternatives and self-critical reflections on her original translation.

The Seminar Series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall on the UOG campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. The lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The MARC lectures began in the 1970s as a way to promote the Micronesian Studies Program and encourage interest in the people, culture, history, and language in this region. The lectures are open to the public, free of charge and held on Tuesdays of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m.

MARC is considered a world-class research facility for social sciences and humanities studies of the people of the Marianas and Micronesia. Visit MARC’s research library today. MARC lectures MARC lectures are available on YOUTUBE by Rlene“Live” Productions.

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