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Apr 9, 2015

What’s Next for the Belize History Association?

Giovanni Pinelo

But with the official logo finally completed, what’s next for the Belize History Association?

 

Giovanni Pinelo, Research and Education Officer, ISCR

“The input from artists, the input from oral historians, community historians, academics and all persons is crucial to the success of the association and in particular to the benefit of understanding our history. There are three projects that the Belize history Association and its general membership have undertaken for this year. One is the lecture series; scheduled June, September and October. We are also looking forward to having these made available online. The general membership has also engaged, with encouragement from the Institute of Social and Cultural Research and NICH, to engage in the compilation of biographies of personalities in the various communities throughout our country. Because we believe that if we know our people, if we know how to appreciate those that we have and who have done their share in developing this nation, then we can move forward in understanding our history. Our third project is a paleography project which seeks to get the information from the Spanish Archival Records as regards the 1798 Battle of St. George’s Caye. That is one of the things. We are engaging in this project along with the Universidad Intercultural Maya deh Quintana Roo at Jose Maria Morelos in the Mexican side as well as UQROO, Professors from the University of Quintana Roo in Chetumal will be working along with us. On the Belize side, we have students from the University of Belize and we also have members of the Belize Archives and Research Services as well as ourselves, the Institute for Social and Cultural Research.”

 

Aside from the prizes, both winners today received a brief tour of the National Heritage Library and the Belize Archives Records and Services in Belmopan.

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