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HAU to host national conference on history

Holy Angel University’s Center for Kapampangan Studies is hosting the 32nd National Conference on Local and National History, the annual conference sponsored by the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS), on October 20-22, 2011.

This year’s conference is special because it coincides with the 70th founding anniversary of the PNHS, the oldest historical society in the country, founded in 1941 by some of the most distinguished historians at the time like Horacio de la Costa, SJ, Nicolas Zafra, Leandro Fernandez, Maximo Kalaw, Gragorio Zaide and Benito Soliven.

The conference, whose theme this year is “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Historical Antecedents and Future Prospects in National and Local History,” is co-sponsored with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) – Committee on Historical Research and the HAU Center for Kapampangan Studies.

The two-day conference will present papers on national and local history, as well as papers commemorating Jose Rizal’s birth sesquicentenary. Among the papers to be presented are:

“Zoo and Carnival: The Philippine Expositions in Madrid and St. Louis” (Erlinda Alburo); “Con la Sangre de mi Corazon: Repainting the World of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere” (Victorino “Ino” Manalo); “Agricultural and Urban Land as Property and Resource in 19th-Century Pampanga” (Marco Stefan Lagman);

“The Christianization of the Filipino: 18th Century Religious Conditions as Seen from the Ministry of Baptism” (Fr. Nestor Impelido); “The Philippine SVD Schools: A Historical Inquiry into the Beginnings and Evolution of the Engagement of the Society of the Divine Word in Education” (Michael Layugan);

“American Guerilla Way of Life in Central Luzon” (Violeta Ignacio); “The Literary History of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu” (Calbi Asain); “Patterns for a General History from Friar Profiles of the Pueblos of Samar 1596-1898” (George Emmanuel Borrinaga and Rolando Borrinaga);

“Rizal and Friends” (Fr. Jose Arcilla, SJ); “Rizal and Blumentritt: Brothers in Philippinism” (Fr. Rolando de la Goza, CM); “Rizal and the Mequenis: Jose Rizal’s Points of Contact with Pampanga” (Lord Francis Musni); “Philippine Historiography: Looking Back and Looking Forward: (Bernardita Churchill, Earl Jude Paul Cleope and Ma. Nela Florendo);

“From Meaningful Change to Pointless Chaos: The Reinvention of Cebuano-Filipino Historical Memory of the Katipunan Revolution in the Early 20th Century” (Florencio Segundo Moreño); “”The Fighting Tenth: The Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War” (Dennis Edward Flake);

“Ang Pagbabasa ng mga Heroglipiko nina Tasyo at Sisa: Panimulang Balangkas ng Karunungan sa Diwa ni Rizal” (Luna Sicat Cleto); “Rizal and Socialism” (Elmer Ordoñez); “Noli Me Tangere and the Construction of the Native ‘Filipino’ Identity” (Regan Jomao-as).

An optional Lakbay-Aral, or tour around Pampanga’s historical and cultural sites, will be held on the third day of the conference.

Registration fee is P3,500.00 inclusive of lunches and snacks, conference kit, CD of the conference papers, book of abstracts, and complimentary publications.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Bernardita Churchill at (02) 921-4575 and, or Myra Lopez at (045) 888-8691 and

Date Posted: 10-19-2011