Saipan's Land and Sea: Battle Scars and Sites of Resilience


Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands



July 1 - July 7, 2020; July 8 - July 14, 2020 Length: 1 Week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Anne Swenson Ticknor


The workshop provides teachers an incomparable opportunity to interact with a continuous, intact, and largely undisturbed record of conflict history outside of museum walls on the island of Saipan. The program is led by a mostly indigenous project team comprised of educators, historians, archaeologists,authors, and cultural guides. Saipan’s land and seascape hold battle scars from both Japanese and US military during the Battle for Saipan. Landmarks also demonstrate sites of resilience from the civilian experience of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinians and Okinawan and Japanese. These enduring landmarks provide a view of WWII history and heritage from multiple perspectives and voices.

Project Director(s)

Anne Swenson Ticknor

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Anne Ticknor, Jennifer McKinnon, Nancy Bo Flood, Genevieve Cabrera, Fred Camacho, Anna Yamada, Leila Staffler, Jim Pruitt, Eulaia Arriola

Grantee Institution

East Carolina University