Events > PNHS Forum Series

Aside from the annual national conferences, since October 2001, the PNHS Board has also been holding a series of informal fora on Philippine history and historiography, and topics of relevance to the discipline of history. In a more intimate setting, a small and select group of academics/scholars discusses issues in history and historiography, and explores new avenues of research on a variety of topics related to social science disciplines and the humanities. The fora were usually held in the home of the PNHS President in UP Village, Quezon City, except for a few that were hosted by the Philippine Arts, Letters, and Media Council (PALM) in Metro Washington, D.C., when the PNHS President is in residence in the U.S. They are as follows:

PNHS Forum Series #1 (Series 2001) – “Talakayan Ukol sa Pantayong Pananaw,” October 31, 2001 – Fr. Jose Rhommel B. Hernandez, O.P., Ph.D. candidate, UP History.

PNHS Forum Series #2 (Series 2002) – “Power, Discourse, and the Continuing Search for a Philippine Nationalist Historiography,” September 14, 2002 – Francis A. Gealogo, Ph.D., Ateneo de Manila University.

PNHS Forum Series #3 (Series 2002) – “The ‘Inside’ (True) Story of the Tadhana Project,” October 5, 2002 – Samuel K. Tan, Ph.D., Former Chairman and Executive Director, National Historical Institute.

PNHS Forum Series #4 (Series 2002) – “Labor in a Time of Revolution: Poblete’s Obreros and the Road to Baguio, 1899-1908,” October 19, 2002 — Greg Bankoff, Ph.D., University of Auckland, New Zealand and Wageningen University, Netherlands.

PNHS Forum Series #5 (Series 2003) – “Ukay-ukay: Negotiating Business and Identity Trends Through Second-hand Clothing in the Philippine Cordilleras,” August 6, 2003 – B. Lynne Milgram, Ph.D., Anthropologist, Ontario College of Art and Design.

PNHS Forum Series #6 (Series 2003) – “Is the Suffragist an American Colonial Construct? Defining the Filipino Woman in Colonial Philippines,” August 30, 2003 – Mina Roces, Ph.D., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

PNHS Forum Series #7 (Series 2003) – “The Balangiga Conflict: Causes, Impact, and Meaning” and “The Balangiga Bells,” September 24, 2003 – Rolando O. Borrinaga, Ph.D., School of Health Sciences, UP Manila, Palo Leyte; and Bob Couttie, Balangiga Research Group.

PNHS Forum Series #8 (Series 2003) – “Subversive Identities: Cell Phones and Sex-Texts,” October 11, 2003 – Raul Pertierra, Ph.D., Ateneo de Manila University and UP Diliman).

PNHS Forum Series #9 (Series 2003) – “Japanese Settlements in the Cordillera,” October 25, 2003 – Patricia O. Afable, Ph.D., Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

PNHS Forum Series #10 (Series 2004) – “The Tasaday Meet the 21st Century,” February 29, 2004 – John Nance, author of books on the Tasaday and Chair of Friends of Tasaday.

PNHS Forum Series #11 (Series 2004) – “Castillian, or the Colonial Uncanny: Translation and the Vernacular Theater,” November 10, 2004 – Vicente L. Rafael, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. USA.

PNHS Forum Series #12 (Series 2004) – “Becoming Spanish Subjects: Chinese Society in The Spanish Philippines, 1750-1820,” November 15, 2004 — Nariko Sugaya, Ehime University, Matsuyama–shi, Japan.

PNHS Forum Series #13 (Series 2004) – “The Role of the Black Legend in the US Occupation Activities of the Philippine Islands,” November 27, 2004 – William Summers, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #14 (Series 2005) – “Updates on Philippine Studies Internationally (USA, Europe, Japan),” July 15, 2005 – Belinda A. Aquino, Ph.D., Director, Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mano’a, Honolulu, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #15 (Series 2005) – “Mindanao: A Perspective on Youth, Inter-Ethnic Dialogue, and Conflict Resolution in the Southern Philippines,” August 5, 2005 – Susan D. Russell, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University and Philippine Studies Group (PSG), Association for Asian Studies (AAS), USA.

PNHS Forum Series #16 (Series 2005) – “`Pacific Theater: Reel War in the Philippines, 1919-1945,” November 4, 2005 – Sharon Delmendo, Ph.D., St John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #17 (Series 2005) – “Music in Manila in the 19th Century,” November 19, 2005 – William Summers, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #18 (Series 2005) – “Ambivalent Belligerents: African-American Soldiers, Filipinos, and the Philippine-American War,” November 28, 2005 – Cynthia Marasigan, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #19 (Series 2005) – “Appreciating Heritage through a Multi-Sensory Approach,” December 7, 2005 – Fernando N. Zialcita, Ph.D., Ateneo de Manila University.

PNHS Forum Series #20 (Series 2006) – “Reclaimed, Re-used, Recycled: Developing Alternatives in Fashion and Work in the Urban Philippines,” July 1, 2006 – B. Lynne Milgram, Ph.D., Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.

PNHS Forum Series #21 (Series 2006) – “Philippine Studies in the United States (Philippine Studies Group), in Europe (EUROPHIL) and Internationally (ICOPHIL),” July 11, 2006 – Belinda A. Aquino, Ph.D., Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii, and Susan Russell, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA, Co-hosted with Philippine Studies Association (Manila).

PNHS Forum Series #22 (Series 2006) – “Buried Stories, Living Legacies: African-American Soldiers of the Philippine-American War,” October 5, 2006 – Cynthia Marasigan, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #23 (Series 2006) – “Memory and Imagination: New Pathways to The Library of Congress,” October 21, 2006 – William Paul Tuchrello, Southeast Asia Field Director, Library of Congress, Jakarta, Indonesia.

PNHS Forum Series #24 (Series 2006) – “Music in the Dramatic Theaters in Manila, 1848-1851,” November 18, 2007 – William Summers, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #25 (Series 2006) – “The Spanish Community in the Philippines, 1935-1939: The Impact of the War in Spain and the Preparations for Philippine Independence,” December 1, 2006 – Florentino Rodao, Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

PNHS Forum Series #26 (Series 2007) – The Colors of Empire: Race and Curriculum In American Philippines,” June 30, 2007 – Roland Sintos Coloma, Ph.D., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #27 (Series 2007) – “Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Philippines,” November 10, 2007 – Nicole Revel, Ph.D., Professor emeritus, former Director of Research at the Centre National de la Reserche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France.

PNHS Forum Series #28 (Series 2008) – “Cinema and History,” August 18, 2008 – Nick Deocampo, Center for New Cinema, Quezon City.

PNHS Forum Series #29 (Series 2008) – “James Alexander Robertson and the Construction of The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, and the Modern Philippine Library” – Gus Vibal, Vibal Foundation, November 14, 2008.

PNHS Forum Series #30 (Series 2010) – “Chinese and Chinese Mestizos in Manila” – Richard T. Chu, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, August 16, 2010.

PNHS Forum Series # 31 (Series 2011) – “Remembering Nick Joaquin” and showing of “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” – Tony Joaquin and Gloria C. Kismadi, September 17, 2011.

PNHS Forum Series # 32 (Series 2012) – “Update on Field Work on Hudhud epic” – Maria Stanyukovich, Ph.D., Russian Academy of Science, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), St. Petersburg, Russia. August 6, 2012.

PNHS Forum Series # 33 (Series 2013) – “Indigenous Identity in the Spanish Colonial World: A Comparative Perspective on Colonial Administrative Strategies and Cultural Hegemony in the New World and the Philippines” – Christine Beaulé, Ph.D., University of Hawai’i at Mano’a, July 22, 2013

PNHS Forum Series # 34 (Series 2013) – “Tsinoy Family Histories: Reconstituting what is “Philippine” and “Filipino” – Richard T. Chu, Ph.D., Five College Associate Professor of History, University of Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, August 24, 2013

PNHS Forum Series # 35 (Series 2013) – “Jāwī Manuscripts in the National Archives of the Philippines” – Isaac Donoso, Ph.D., Universidad de Alicante, España, August 31, 2013

PNHS Forum Series # 36 (Series 2013) – “Finding One’s Sources: The Early Spanish Philippines to about 1620” – John N. Crossley, Ph.D., Professor emeritus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, September 2, 2013

PNHS Forum Series # 37 (Series 2013) – “Finding Ones Sources: The Early Spanish Philippines to about 1620” – September 2, 2013 – John N. Crossley, Ph.D., Professor emeritus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

PNHS Forum Series # 38 (Series 2014) – “Lascars, Sepoys, and Other Indian Ocean Worlds of the British Occupation (1762-1764)” – November 20, 2014 – Megan C. Thomas, University of California-Sta. Cruz, CA.

PNHS Forum Series # 39 (Series 2015) [Philippine National Historical Society in Washington, D.C.] – “Filipinizing the Foreign: The Creation of a Transpacific, Transnational, and Transcultural Davao: 1898-1941” – February 28, 2015 – Patricia Irene N. Dacudao, Ateneo de Manila University, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

PNHS Forum Series # 40 (Series 2015) – “The Philippines on the Potomac: Searching for Filipino History and Culture in Washington, D.C.,” – July 25, 2015 – Erwin Tiongson, Ph.D., Georgetown University; and Titchie Carandang-Tiongson, Prize-winning writer, July 25, 2015.

PNHS Forum Series #41 (Series 2016) – “Conversations on Perspectives in Philippine History: The Emergence of the Philippine Nation” – November 19 2016 – Paul A. Dumol, Ph.D., University of Asia and the Pacific.

PNHS Forum Series #42 (Series 2016) – Film – “Headhunting William Jones,” – December 10, 2016 – Collis H. Davis, Jr., Producer, Writer and Director, with Violeta P. Hughes, Associate Producer, Translator, and Researcher.

PNHS Forum Series #43 (Series 2017) Philippine National Historical Society, in Washington, D.C., with PALM, Washington, D.C., USA – Hosted by Lyta and Ric Sese.

Film Screening – “Corregidor: The Road Back” and “Manila 1945: The Rest of the Story,” – March 25, 2017 – Spyron-AV Manila, Writer and Director Peter Parsons, with Lucky Guillermo, Assistant Director.
Film Screening – Collis H. Davis, Jr. – “Headhunting William Jones” – April, 9, 2017 – Resource Person – Patricia O. Afable, Ph.D., Anthropologist, Independent Scholar.
Film Screening – “Batanes: A Documentary on the Environment in the Philippines” – June 4, 2017 – Directed by Nick Deocampo; Resource Person – Cherubim A. Quizon, Ph.D., Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, USA.

PNHS Forum Series #44 (Series 2017) – “The Japanese Propagandists’ Ideology Behind Their Propaganda Slogans and Other Propaganda-Related Work during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines,” – August 6, 2017 – Motoe Terami-Wada, Ph. D., Historian, Independent Scholar.

PNHS Forum Series #45 (Series 2017) – “From War to Peace: Some Thoughts on the RP-Japan Relations in the Age of Co-Partnership of the 21st Century,” – September 2, 2017 – Yoshiko Nagano, Ph.D., Faculty of Human Sciences, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan.

PNHS Forum Series #46 (Series 2017) – “Conversations on Philippine History Anything and Everything” – September 16, 2017 – Reynaldo C. Ileto, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, and Vicente L. Rafael, Ph.D., University of Washington Seattle, USA.

PNHS Forum 47 (Series 2017) – November 18, 2017 – “The Writing of Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years, edited by Susan F. Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo (Anvil, 2002) – Susan F. Quimpo.

PNHS Forum 48 (Series 2018) – with The Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council, Inc. Washington, D.C. – April 1, 2018, Hosted by Lyta and Ric Sese – “Baybayin at the University of Santo Tomas Archives” – Regalado Trota Jose, Archivist, University of Santo Tomas Archives.

PNHS Forum 49 (Series 2018) – with the Philippine Arts, Letters, and Media Council, Inc., Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2018, Hosted by Lyta and Ric Sese – Video Screening of “Dayaw – Our Knowledge, Our Pride,” National Commission for Culture and the Arts and ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), hosted by Senator Loren Legarda; and Video of “Secret War in the Pacific – The Story of Commander Charles “Chick Parsons,” Peter Parsons and Moon River Productions.

PNHS Forum 50 (Series 2018) – with the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council, Inc., Washington, D.C., USA – May 5, 2018, Hosted by Lyta and Ric Sese – “The Philippine Military Academy: Is it still relevant to the country? – Sonny Busa, Visiting Professor of International Relations, Philippine Military Academy, retired US State Department diplomat, US Army officer, and lecturer at West Point.

PNHS Forum 51 (Series 2018) – “Understanding the Philippine Financial Crisis after WWI in the Wider Setting of Southeast Asian History” – September 1, 2018 – Yoshiko Nagano, Ph.D., Professor of International Relations and Asian Studies, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan.