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Reynaldo Ileto confab at the Ateneo de Manila on Feb. 8-9

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, recently given due recognition by the Ateneo de Manila University with the Gawad Tanghal ng Lahi awarded to Professor Ileto.

This defining moment in 1979 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 in Southeast Asian Studies by the editorial team of Sojourn: The Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. It was 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 from the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and other parts of the world are expected to present over seventy papers in this landmark conference.

This call for participation is addressed to those who wish to attend the conference but not present papers. Interested parties are requested to complete and submit the registration form, and remit their registration fees, as soon as possible. Please note the following deadlines:

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.

On-site registration: P5,500, with no assured conference packet.

Please download the registration form at http://www.philippinestudies.net. The instructions for remittance of the registration fee are also found on this site.

Please direct all other inquiries to:

Dr. Francis A. Gealogo <fgealogo@ateneo.edu>
Philippine Studies Journal Office/Department of History
Telephone (632) 4673656 · Telefax (632) 4266001 extn 4619

Dr. Caroline Sy Hau < hau@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp >
Southeast Asian Studies Journal Office
Telephone (075) 7537344 · Fax (075) 7537356

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