News Category: National Humanities Conference

About the Plenaries and Main NHC 2019 Speakers

The 2019 National Humanities features four special plenary sessions for attendees: Welina: Welcome and Opening Ceremonies from the Pacific Islands Humanities Councils; a morning Address from the NEH Chairman Jon Peede; the Capps Lecture featuring Jonathan and Jamaica Osorio, poet, activist and scholar; and the closing plenary, The Navigator’s Water: Traditional Seafaring in the Pacific. Read on to learn more about these events and the speakers.

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Introducing The 2019 Conference – Registration Now Open

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI – General registration for the National Humanities Conference is now open! The National Humanities Conference is a four-day event that will take place November 7-10, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. For the first time in Federation history, the National Humanities Conference will be held outside the continental US and cohosted by the US state and territorial councils of Oceania: Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, Humanities Guåhan, Northern Marianas Humanities Council, and Amerika Samoa Humanities.

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Did You Know? Oceania

Learn about the NHC 2019 host region: Oceania! With an ancient history of sophisticated networks of travel and exchange, the expanse called Oceania links tens of thousands of islands and atolls in what Tongan poet and scholar Epeli Hau’ofa has called the “blue continent.”

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Sunday NHC Tours

Experience Sunday at NHC with these incredible offerings: learn maritime skills and sail a traditional Kanehunamoku canoe; take a living history tour through the pivotal four days and through the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy on the ‘Iolani Palace grounds; take a literary hike through Hawaiian landscape and reflect on identity and place; or attend an evening concert!

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About the NHC 2019 Banner

The 2019 National Humanities Conference banner is comprised of several images that explore the conference theme, “Roots and Routes: Navigation, Migration, and Exchange in the 21st Century.” The images were selected to represent the unique histories and cultures of each island by the co-hosts of this year’s conference

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