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Querencia Interrupted: Hispano and Native American Experiences of the Manhattan Project

Northren New Mexico College, Española Campus & Northren Rio Grande Heritage Center

October 12 - 14, 2017




This year’s conference theme: “Querencia Interrupted: Native American and Hispanic Experiences of the Manhattan Project” – is an effort to honor and acknowledge the importance of (re)membering the people, stories, and places that contribute(d) to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since the original displacement of Native American and Hispanic peoples from the Pajarito Plateau to the inclusion of Natives and Hispanos as a local workforce that made the Manhattan Project possible, New Mexicans have been actively involved and impacted by the scientific laboratory.


The Historias de Nuevo Mexico/Histories of New Mexico conference recognizes the complex ways in which New Mexicans connect to and think about the multiple concepts of what it means to have a homeland. In October 2017, we will convene to dialogue about the critical contributions of Nuevomexicanas/os to the Manhattan Project, how the Project’s implications continue to shape the region of north central New Mexico, and the many complex understandings of citizens’ relationships to “the lab,” as it is known locally.

This is an interdisciplinary historical conference that examines the multiple histories of New Mexico. We invite scholars, writers, and artists from any concerned discipline and from the community at large to help us examine the theme. As the practice of history is ultimately a collective effort to be shared and created in a common space, this conference will merge the spheres of academic and community scholarship.  



Keynote Info: Dr. Estevan Rael Gálvez - "Remembering and Reovering from the "Radiance of a Thousand Suns"


REGISTRATION PAGE - Online Registration closes October 6, 2017

On-Site Registration will be available.

If you need assistance with registration or need to make a change, contact Lennett Rendon at or call Sandy Cata at (505) 852-0030



Northern New Mexico College Northern ◆ Río Grande National Heritage Area
Los Alamos National Bank ◆ Atomic Heritage Foundation ◆NNMC Office of Equity and Diversity
Regional Coalition of LANL Impacted Communities
National Park Service Manhattan Project National Park


For More Information Call Sandy Cata at (505) 852-0030 or email