Marianas History Conference extends deadline for abstracts to Dec. 31
The 5th Marianas History Conference is extending its call for papers/panels related to the history of the Mariana Islands to Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Abstracts (maximum of 150 words) related to the history of the Mariana Islands may be submitted by community members, undergraduate and graduate students, and university scholars across all disciplines.
Conference papers will be subsequently published in conference proceedings that are expected to be available in electronic format. If you are going to submit the paper for publication, please specify it in the abstract submission. For the preferred format, please follow Chicago Manual of Style, 2017 edition.
This conference will take place online from Feb. 19-26, 2021.
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The 5th Marianas History Conference is open to scholars and researchers from all over the world to present on and discuss the long-term effects of colonization on aspects related to history, cultural heritage, language, political status, demographic change, and the overall process of transformation and adaptation that followed.
The conference encourages a broad collaboration on the part of archeologists, historians, social anthropologists, and those with less academic but more general interest in the Marianas. It calls on the combined efforts of those in Guam and the Northern Marianas to tell the many stories and engage the people of this archipelago.
Half a millennia ago, the people of the Mariana Islands had the first known encounter with people from the other side of the world. It was through the Spanish expedition of Ferdinand Magellan, which reached the Marianas archipelago in 1521. Those first, complex interactions plagued by mutual distrust and misunderstandings triggered a number of consequences for our islands: being placed in world maps, visits in succeeding years by other explorers, and eventually an intense and difficult process of colonization that in some respects continues to this day in Guam and in other parts of the Pacific that still are among the last colonized peoples on earth.
The Marianas History Conference is chaired by the Micronesian Area Research Center and co-organized by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, the University of Guam, Humanities Guåhan, Guampedia, and the Guam Preservation Trust.