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June 04, 2012

CFP: Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution (Philippines)

Call for Papers
Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution (Philippines)

Conference in Honor of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto Organized jointly by Philippine Studies, Ateneo de Manila University; and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

To be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 8–9 February 2013

The publication of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto’s Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840–1910 by the Ateneo de Manila University Press in 1979 was a watershed event in Philippine historiography.

This defining moment has reshaped the contours and directions not only of Philippine history but also of many other disciplines. Professor Ileto’s ideas on the writing of “history from below” were trail blazing, inspiring an entire generation of Filipino historians to critically evaluate historical sources, interrogate long-held theoretical assumptions, and adopt fresh perspectives in the study of Philippine nationalism and social movements. Deservedly, Professor Ileto is one of the most awarded and recognized Filipino historians of the contemporary generation.

Beyond the Philippines, Pasyon and Revolution has been considered one of the most influential books on Southeast Asian Studies by the editorial team of Sojourn: The Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. It is the only book written by a Southeast Asian scholar and published by a Southeast Asia-based university press that found inclusion in the prestigious list. Beyond Southeast Asia, the book has caused scholars specializing on other countries in other parts of the world to take notice of Philippine studies and its relevance to their own fields of scholarship.

Over three decades have passed since the publication of Pasyon and Revolution. This international conference aims to assess the influence of Professor Ileto in general, and of Pasyon and Revolution in particular, on Philippine historiography, on studies of nationalism and social movements, on theories of colonialism and postcolonialism, and on area studies and scholarship beyond the Philippines.

Scholars and academics with papers and panels related to, but not limited to, the following topics are invited to participate in this conference:

-Historiography: Theories and Concepts
-Nation, Nationalism, and Nation formation
-Language, Literature, and History
-Social Movements
-Asian, African, and Latin American Histories
-Histories from Below
-Religion and Popular Consciousness
-Symbolic Representations and Mass Movements
-Colonial, Imperial, and Postcolonial Histories
-New Methodologies and New Sources in Historical Studies
-Folk Traditions and Popular Narratives
-Revolutionary Texts and Radical Literature
-Heroes and Heroism
-Peasant Histories and Rural Social Movements

Selected papers that pass the refereeing system will be included in a festschrift in honor of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto to be published jointly by Philippine Studies and Southeast Asian Studies. Other publications may also be planned.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 1 August 2012

Registration fee (inclusive of meals, refreshments, and conference materials)
For Philippine participants: Until 1 October 2012: P3,500. After this date: P4,000.
For overseas participants: Until 1 October 2012: US$85. After this date: US$100.

Inquiries as well as panel and paper proposals can be addressed to:

Dr. Francis A. Gealogo fgealogo@ateneo.edu; Philippine Studies Journal Office; Telephone (632) 4673656 • Telefax (632) 4266001 extn 4619
or
Dr. Caroline Sy Hau hau@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Southeast Asian Studies Journal Office; Telephone (075) 7537344 • Fax (075) 7537356

Posted by katemw at June 4, 2012 12:21 PM

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