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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MARKING THE CENTENNIAL OF PHILIPPINE ANTHROPOLOGY
1-2 DECEMBER 2017 | NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (NISMED), UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DILIMAN
This year, the University of the Philippines Department of Anthropology marks the culmination of the 3-year celebration of its 100 years of existence with an international conference. This celebration began in 2014 in recognition of the centennial of Anthropology 1, the general anthropology course in the University. The Department was subsequently established in 1917 with Professor Henry Otley Beyer as the founding Chair of one of Asia’s first anthropological departments.
The conference aims to generate critical discussions that focus on institutional memories, historiography, and analyses of issues and concerns in research, teaching and practice of anthropology in the Philippines in the last 100 years. These issues include: racialized perspectives that dominated the practice of anthropology in the Philippines during the early part of the American colonialism; construction/s of Filipino identity and ethnicity; the polemics of the Tasaday controversy during the Martial Law era; the intense Filipino values debate of the 1970s to 80s; the landmark passing of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) in the 1990s; and the clamor for a more engaged anthropology in the context of a changing development framework as well as human rights, public health, gender sensitivity and environmental awareness.
The conference also seeks to gather narratives of anthropological institutions—academic and research institutions, museums, cultural agencies, professional associations, private organizations—as a way of reflecting on the experiences of researchers, teachers and practitioners of anthropology who do work or have worked in the Philippines as well as the historical directions and legacies of Philippine anthropology in Philippine society and elsewhere.
Students, researchers and practitioners of anthropology and related disciplines are invited to submit paper and panel proposals that cover may be guided by the following themes:
- Theory, Practice, Pedagogy and Ethics in Philippine Anthropology Institutional Histories and Anthropological Traditions
- Ancestors of Philippine Anthropology
- Identity, Culture, Folklore and Heritage
- Anthropology and Philippine Society
- New Directions for Philippine Anthropology
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS
INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS
For individual paper proposals, please send an abstract (max. 250 words), including three key words that encapsulate the content of the paper.
Please indicate your full name, institutional affiliation, position, and contact information (e-mail address, telephone/mobile number).
For panel proposals, please send a session abstract (max. 250 words), as well as the individual paper abstracts in the panel (max. 250 per abstract).
Please indicate the panel convenor’s and panel members’ names, institutional affiliation, position, and contact information (e-mail address, telephone/mobile number).
The deadline for all proposals has been extended to 31 August 2017.
The deadline for all proposals is 30 July 2017.
For further inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat at [email protected] or at +63-2-9818500 local 2114.