The Northern Marians Humanities Council said yesterday that a few seats are still available for the upcoming history research workshop to be held from June 29 to July 3 at the Northern Marianas College.
This workshop will be facilitated by University of Guam professor Dr. Michael Clement Jr. and is intended to provide participants with the basic tools to conduct historical research in the Mariana Islands.
Participants will learn how to identify historically significant topics, develop scholarly research proposals, navigate local archives, and conduct oral history.
The workshop will also familiarize participants with the technical aspects of writing a scholarly research paper.
In addition to methodology, the course will introduce participants to the ethical concerns and cultural/historical implications of conducting research in small island communities.
Each participant will produce a short research paper by the conclusion of the workshop and authors will be invited to present their papers at the upcoming 3rd Marianas History Conference in September.
Anyone wishing to participate in this workshop is asked to submit an application form to council staff on or before June 22.
Application forms may be downloaded from the council’s website, www.northernmarianashumanities.org, or picked up at the council office in the Springs Plaza building in Gualo Rai.
Dr. Clement is an assistant professor of history at UOG. He holds an MA in Micronesian Studies from UOG and a PhD in Pacific History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Contact council staff at 235-4785 for more information about this upcoming event. (NMI Humanities Council)