Guiuan Hosts 43rd National Conference on Local and National History

The Philippine National Historical Society, Inc. (PNHS) has the honor and pleasure to invite you to the 43rd National Conference on Local and National History, a hybrid conference which will be held on August 25-27, 2022, with the Local Government of Guiuan, Eastern Samar as host. After two years on the virtual platform, we are happy to provide a venue for a face-to-face interaction which will be simultaneously accessible online via Zoom.

The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) is the oldest professional organization of historians and practitioners of history in the Philippines, founded on February 2, 1941, with the mission to “encourage and undertake the study of Philippine history.” PNHS conferences and publications have presented researches on national history and local/regional histories that have reflected the diversity of Philippine society and culture.

The official poster for the 43rd National Conference on Local and National History, featuring the shell-adorned wall of the Guiuan Church.

Now on its 43rd year, the National Conference on Local and National History has been the major platform of the Philippine National Historical Society for the dynamic production of historical knowledge and dissemination of outputs from historical researches. The Journal of History, the official publication of the PNHS, shows the rich harvest of selected and refereed papers from the Annual Conferences. These initiatives are all consistent with the PNHS’s fundamental aim of promoting the study of Philippine history. Being the oldest volunteer professional organization, the PNHS has consistently contributed to relevant historical scholarship. Through its Annual Conferences on Local and National History, the PNHS has spread its geographic reach beyond Manila to encourage academics, cultural workers, and researchers to be active partners in promoting historical researches, resulting in the cultivation of national consciousness. The Annual National Conference sustains efforts towards collaboration among partner-institutions of the PNHS, as well as linkages among participants.

The 43rd National Conference on Local and National History takes place during History Month and on the eve of this year’s celebration of National Heroes’ Day. Very much attuned to these August celebrations is our venue Guiuan, Eastern Samar, which has been both witness and participant to significant developments in our history.

This year’s theme is “History and the Environment”; the term environment is encompassing inasmuch as it covers both the physical and the social environment, how geography shapes the human landscape just as how humans transform and make the physical environment malleable. The Conference features local history papers that cover both the host community and other geographic areas. Topics cut across academic disciplines and historical periods.

Aside from the LGU of Guiuan, the Conference is co-sponsored with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts –Committee on Historical Research (NCCA-CHR) (of which the Conference is a flagship project), the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) where PNHS is a Charter Member, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines-Local Historical Committees Network where the PNHS is a Charter Member from its founding in
2012.

The Conference promises a vibrant exchange from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives. Selected papers presented at PNHS Conferences are reviewed for publication in The Journal of History, first published in July 1941. The Journal of History 2022 will have a soft launch during the conference.

Interested parties may click here to access the Conference Program and Travel Advisory.

Registration

For on-site participants

  1. Please fill out the online pre-registration form.
  2. Registration fee for on-site participants is PHP 2,000 inclusive of the conference kit, certificate of attendance, meals and snacks for August 25-26; for this year,, discounts for PNHS members will not apply.
  3. Accommodations in Guiuan will have to be arranged separately. For inquiries, please contact: Ms. Kinna Mae Kwan, Local Convener and Municipal Administrator of the Municipality of Guiuan: Contact no. +63995-874-1177 E-mail: administrator@guiuan.gov.ph.

For participants who opt to attend virtually

  1. Please fill out the online registration form.
  2. Registration fee is PHP 750, which doubles as your PNHS membership fee for 2022. PNHS Members who applied for/renewed their membership and paid their annual fee in 2020 and 2021 may register for virtual access free of charge. Please upload proof of payment of membership fee when you register.

Duly registered online participants will be sent a Zoom link, and will be issued a certificate after the conference.

Payment of Registration fees

Conference registration fees (for both on-site and online participants) may be paid through RCBC Account No. 1-191-42200-3 (Kalayaan Street, Diliman, Quezon City). On-site participants have the option of paying upon arrival at the conference venue.

We enjoin members to renew their Annual Membership with the Philippine National Historical Society. We invite new members to file their applications for membership. Click here to access the membership form.

We look forward to your participation in the first hybrid PNHS conference. We invite you to visit the PNHS Website and Facebook page for updates.

We hope to see you in Guiuan. Please stay well and keep safe.

Yours sincerely,

[Original Signed]
Bernardita R. Churchill, Ph.D.
President and Conference Convener Philippine National Historical Society, Inc. E-mail: nitachurchill@hotmail.com Contact Number: (02)893-5165

[Original Signed]
Maria Nela B. Florendo, Ph.D.
Co-President and Conference Co-Convener
Philippine National Historical Society
University of the Philippines Baguio
E-mail: marianelaflorendo@gmail.com
Contact No. +63 945-274-5649

[Original Signed]
Kinna Kwan
PNHS Board of Trustees
Local Conference Convener
Municipal Administrator, LGU of Guiuan
Eastern Samar Samar
E-mail: administrator@guiuan.gov.ph
Contact number: +63 995-874-1177

42nd PNHS National Conference on Local and National History Goes Virtual, Too

The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) invites everyone to its 42nd National Conference on Local and National History, to be held in virtual format from November 18-20, 2021, with the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, as host. The conference had originally targeted a face-to-face activity in the hope that the pandemic would dissipate by this time of the year. The venue is most significant because Cebu and the Visayas, as a whole, played important roles in the events that unfolded in the 16th century, which is the period of focus of the Quincentennial Commemorations of 2021.

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PNHS Holds 41st National Conference on Local and National History via Webinars

The Philippine National Historical Society will be holding the 41st National Conference on Local and National History through a series of webinars, from 9:00 to 11:30 in the morning on October 24, November 14, and November 28, 2020. The conference is co-sponsored with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Committee on Historical Research (NCCA-CHR), and the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC).

Keeping the torch burning amidst this difficult health crisis, the society has assembled papers that highlight several historic events taking place, namely: the quincentennial commemorations taking place in 2021 (the first circumnavigation of the world, the introduction of Christianity and the victory in the Battle of Mactan), the commemoration of the end of World War II, and other topics that are relevant to the pandemic. The following are the presentations:

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PNHS holds 40th National Conference on Local and National History, National Museum of the Philippines, October 24-26, 2019

The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS), the oldest professional organization of historians and practitioners of history in the Philippines, held the 40th edition of the National Conference on Local and National History at the National Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, National Museum of the Philippines, last October 24 to 26, 2019.

Co-sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Committee on Historical Research (NCCA-CHR), the National Museum of the Philippines, and the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), the conference’s theme was “History, Culture, Heritage” with the aim of looking at neglected areas of historical research and provide vibrant exchanges from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives.

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Call for Papers on Philippine Studies for Conference in Alicante, Spain

The International Conference on Philippine Studies (ICOPHIL XI 2020) is now accepting submissions of paper and panel abstracts and proposals for roundtable discussions for the 11th staging of this quadrennial event to be held in Alicante, Spain, on September 21 to 23, 2020.

Organized by the Philippine Studies Association, Inc., International Council for Philippine Studies Conferences, and Universidad de Alicante, the 2020 edition of ICOPHIL is going to be hosted by the Aula Magna, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras of the Universidad de Alicante.

The theme is “Philippine Studies Across Borders, Across Disciplines: Collaborations, Interventions, Linkages.”

As in the past ICOPHIL conferences, which have been held alternately in the Philippines and elsewhere every 4 years, ICOPHIL 11 aims to be the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Philippine Studies, transcending boundaries between and among academic disciplines and geographic regions.

A fruitful increase in collaborations and linkages among Filipinists in recent years, enriched by the participation of academics from other parts of the world such as Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Africa has expanded to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagements on topics about the Philippines.

The suggested themes for individual and panel presentations and roundtable discussions are the following:

  • Spain’s Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro)
  • The Philippines and the World: Entangled Histories
  • Five Hundred Years of Spain and the Philippines (1521-2021)
  • The Philippines in the Context of the 21st Century
  • Rethinking the Nation: Language, Culture, and Social Change
  • Philippine Literature in Filipino and Vernacular Languages, Spanish, and English
  • Filipino as a World Language
  • Islam in the Philippines
  • The Jawi Script in the Philippines
  • Mindanao and Peace-building in Southeast Asia
  • Anthropology and Ethnography of the Filipino Peoples
  • The Geopolitics of the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea
  • Identities from the Margins: Women, LGBTQ+, IPs, and IDPs
  • Media, Press Freedom, and the Future of Democracy
  • Fundamentalisms and Ideological Shifts in the 21st Century
  • Climate Change and Ecology in the Philippine Archipelago
  • The Future is Asian. For the Philippines as well?
  • Diaspora and Citizenship
  • Performing Arts, Rituals, Digital Humanities, Literature of the Voice
  • Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Food History and Culinary Literacy

Abstract proposals of about 250 to 350 words should be submitted in doc or docx format to philstudiesassociation@gmail.com, cc Bernardita Churchill at nitachurchill@hptmail.com, Isaac Donoso at isaacdonoso@yahoo.es, Clement Camposano at cccamposano@up.edu.ph, and Elizabeth Enriquez at elenriquez@up.edu.ph.

Deadline for submission has been extended to January 31, 2020. Additional details can be viewed here.

For more information on registration, rates, and payments, contact ea.sembrano@gmail.com.

MSA holds 28th Annual Manila Studies Conference

The Manila Studies Association is holding its 28th Annual Manila Studies Conference at the Mapua University along Muralla Street in Intramuros, Manila, from November 28 to 29, 2019. The conference, co-sponsored with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Mapua University, will present various researches and studies on the different aspects of Manila and its districts, including topics on history, culture, education, architecture, and heritage.

The conference will continue the MSA tradition of disseminating studies on the city and the metropolis since the First Annual Manila Studies Conference began in 1989. The papers will be presented by recognized scholars, as well as young academics in their respective fields of research and expertise. The conference envisions to be a forum and platform where intellectual discussion can transpire and elicit further studies and inquiry. The papers should provide rich and useful research and teaching materials for teachers and students. The conference consists of two days of paper presentations, film showing, and an educational tour of the Museo de Intramuros.

The conference fee is PHP 2,500.00 which includes kit, certificate and meals (snacks and lunch). Student fee is PHP 1,000.00. Please endorse check payments to The Manila Studies Association Inc. Registration will be on site.

For inquiries, please contact:

Lorelei de Viana
loriedeviana@gmail.com
0917.7161460

Manuel Zamora, Jr.
mmx_dyun@yahoo.com
0925.5032519

Gloria B. Teodoro
gbteodoro@mapua.edu.ph
0917.5240100