Historiography & Nation (Ateneo de Manila University, 8-9 Feb 2013)

Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution: Conference in Honor of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto

Organized jointly by
Philippine Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
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

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