Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

9/1/2005 - 1/31/2008

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$46,300.00 (approved)
$46,300.00 (awarded)

Guampedia: Religion's Role in Guam's History

FAIN: BC-50266-05

Guam Humanities Council (Hagatna, GU 96910-5172)
Nicholas Goetzfridt (Project Director: May 2005 to May 2009)

Development of section on Chamorro religious practices for the online encyclopedia about Guam, "Guampedia," with photographs, historical drawings, and, when available, audio and video, and development of guides to help teachers use this material.

The Guam Humanities Council has recently begun creating an online encyclopedia about Guam. "Guampedia" has 18 subject rubrics with topics such as ancient history of the Chamorro people, culture and religion. We propose to use this grant to produce the religion rubric. We will include photographs, historical drawings and audio and video when available. An outline is at subjects. Click on "Religion." View a sample entry: "FR. ROMAN MARIA DE VERA: Pioneer Promoter of the Chamorro Language."