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The third Marianas History Conference was held in Garapan, Saipan September 1-2, 2017. The conference, featuring 36 presentations on Marianas History, had originally been scheduled for September 4-6, 2015. Unfortunately, Typhoon Soudelor hit Saipan August 2 and the conference had to be postponed.

The conference was held at the Fiesta Resort and Spa, hosted by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council. It was organized by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, University of Guam and Guampedia.

The steering committee was led by Rita P. Nauta, Guampedia’s managing director, and Frankie M. Eliptico, the NMI Humanities Council board chairman. Steering committee members were Eulalia V. Arriola, Rosanna P. Barcinas, Dr. Michael Clement Jr., Don Farrell, Dr. Anne P. Hattori, Shannon Murphy, Scott Russell and Dr. James P. Viernes.

Keynote presentations were given by Dr. Laura M. Torres Souder, Dr. Carlos Madrid and Julian Aguon. Not all of the presentations were provided for this e-pubication. However 18 are provided by the authors here.

The conference was sponsored by Bank of Guam, IT&E, Guam Preservation Trust, DFS, J.C. Tenorio Enterprises, Lollipops, Docomo Pacific, Triple J, Saipan Shipping Company, United Airlines, and Moylan’s Insurance.

About 200 people attended the conference.

Guampedia produced this e-publication. It is presented here in a series of three booklets. The first is the conference overview and schedule as well as the keynote presentation by Dr. Laura M. Torres Souder. The second booklet includes eight presentations on Ancient Marianas History and Early Colonial History. The third booklet includes nine presentations on World War II, Recent History and Genealogy.

Earlier Marianas History Conference e-publications

1st Marianas History Conference, 2012

2nd Marianas History Conference, 2013

2015 Marianas History Conference e-publication

2017 Conference e-Publications

Book 1: Overview


Download Overview here.


Book 2: Ancient Marianas and Early Colonial History


Download Book 2 here.


Book 3: World War II, Recent History and Genealogy


Download Book 3 here.