Philippine Studies Association National Conference
25-27 August 2021
Convener: Philippine Studies Association, Inc.
Co-conveners: University of the Philippines Diliman, University of the Philippines Visayas
500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines
After half a millennium, the impact and significance of Christianity in the Philippines and in the surrounding regions of the Pacific, Southeast Asia and East Asia endure. When Spain eventually established its presence in the late 16th century in the archipelago that would later become the Philippines, the Catholic Church’s reach extended throughout the world for the first time in history. The arrival of Christianity was accompanied by Spanish aims of imperial expansion, and indigenous populations met the political and cultural challenges with the assimilation and appropriation of Christian tenets and practices, as well as outright resistances. The negotiation and contestation with various facets of Spanish colonialism have come to define, in large part, the process of Filipino historical becoming.
Suggested sub-themes for individual and panel presentations
- Catholicism and diaspora: exporting Christianity from the Philippines
- Christianity and architecture
- Christianity and nationalism
- Christianity and the Philippine political landscape
- Christianity and the visual arts
- Colonial imprint on urban planning
- Cultural politics of language and colonization
- Environment and ecocriticism
- European fashion invasion, 17th-19th c.
- History of the basic Ecclesiastical communities
- Indigeneity and colonization
- Indigenous peoples’ reactions to colonization
- Intellectuals and book history
- Islam in the time of Spanish colonization
- Liberation theology in the Philippines
- Missionary writings on native groups
- Popular religions
- Postcolonial (post-Hispanic) histories
- Revisiting the press during the Spanish period
- Spanish colonial influences on the performing arts
- Spanish Philippines in the early colonial era (16th and 17th centuries)
- Spanish-Philippine literature
- The Basques who came to the colony
- The Galleon Trade economy
- The geography of evangelization
- The Mexican connections
- The roots and routes of Filipino cuisine
- Understanding Spanish names
Conference Languages: English and Filipino
Papers must not have been published, submitted for publication, presented at another conference, or submitted for presentation at another conference. Panels must have panel abstracts as well as an abstract for each paper in the panel. Abstract proposals (250 – 300 words) should be submitted in doc format to: firstname.lastname@example.org, cc: Clement C. Camposano (email@example.com) and Elizabeth L. Enriquez (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proponents must indicate their institutional affiliation.
New dates to remember
|28 February 2021||Deadline for submission of paper and panel abstracts by email|
|1 – 30 April 2021||Notification of acceptance of paper and panel abstracts by email|
|1 June – 15 July 2021||Online registration for paper presenters. Please note that presentations will be included in the program when payment of conference registration fee is received in full on or before 15 July 2021.Note: Participants who will not make presentations may register until the first day of the conference.|
|16 July – 15 August 2021||Submission by presenters of digitally recorded presentation, not exceeding 20 minutes each, and full paper to a designated online depository.|
|25-27 August 2021||Virtual conference|
The registration fee will cover the following:
- access to virtual sessions, including opening and closing ceremonies;
- access to online special events such as Ma-Aram (Vanishing Traditions) documentaries produced by PSA;
- digital book of abstracts/program, which includes a directory of conference participants;
- digital certificate of attendance;
- post-conference access to recordings of sessions, with permission from presenters; and
- subject to a review process, participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Filipinas: Journal of the Philippine Studies Association, with permission from author.
The registration fee also makes possible the holding of virtual sessions with the required technology and technicians to assist on the back end. On the other hand, participants will not have to bear the cost of travel and accommodation.
|Participants based in the Philippines||PhP3,000 or US$ 60|
|Participants based outside the Philippines||US$ 75|
|Students with proof of current enrolment|
|Enrolled in a Philippine college/university||PhP 1500 or US$ 30|
|Enrolled outside the Philippines||US$ 40|
* For payment made from outside the Philippines via PayPal or bank deposit, please add the remittance charges.
Payments may be made either through the following:
- Philippine National Bank:
- Account name: Philippine Studies Association, Inc.
- Account number: 108670009522
- Bank address: #3 Apacible Street, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
- SWIFT CODE: PNBM-PHMM
- PayPal: email@example.com
Scans of deposit receipt/proof of payment should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.