The University of Alcala and the Spanish Pacific Studies Association are pleased to announce the 4th European Philippine Studies Conference (Europhil) to be held in Alcala, Spain, 9-12 September 2001.
Europhil is coordinated to follow directly on from the completion of the Euroseas Conference in London.
The aim of Europhil is to increase the level of awareness of Philippine Studies in Europe and to enhance contact between scholars of the Philippines both within the continent and beyond. Previous successful conferences have been held in Amsterdam (1991), London (1994) and, most recently, Aix-en-Provence (1997).
The thematic title of the conference is The Philippines in Southeast Asia and Beyond. While it is hoped to encourage discussion and generate debate through comparative studies of Filipino society with those of other nations and cultures within the region. Contributions from any field or topic on Philippine Studies such as politics, economic development, archaeology, gender, history, environment, are welcome. The conference's keynote speaker is Benedict Anderson.
Contributors may either seek to join existing tentative panels as outlined below or, where appropriate, propose new one or conferences not related to any panel. The conference strongly encourages to put together panels on language, gender or the history of the Archipelago before contact with the West.
The speakers invited and panels envisaged are:
Panel 1: "Regional Linkages of the Philippines". Convenor: Wilfrido (Menito) Villacorta, Yuchengco Center for East Asia, De la Salle University,
Panel 2: "Recent political developments". Convenor: John Sidel, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University,
Panel 3: "Visual representations of the Philippines". Convenor: Bernardita Reyes Churchill, University of the Philippines and De la Salle University,
Panel 4: "Natural hazards and the environment in the Philippines". Convenor: Greg Bankoff, University of Auckland,
Panel 5: "Ethnic Groups in the Philippines. A Comparison with South East Asia". Convenors:
Francisco Giner Abati, University of Salamanca, firstname.lastname@example.org, and
Charles MacDonald, Maison Asie Pacifique, CNRS-Université de Provence, email@example.com.
Panel 6: "Muslim in the Philippines and Southeast Asia". Convenor: Mike Matsura (to be confirmed)
Panel 7: "The rise of a new middle class and culture". Convenor: Ma. Cynthia Rosa Banzon Bautista, University of the Philippines,
Panel 8: "Philippines and Southeast Asia: contacts along History". Convenors:
Florentino Rodao, Spanish Pacific Studies Association, firstname.lastname@example.org, and
Andrés del Castillo, El Colegio de Mexico, email@example.com.
Panel 9: "The politics and economics of revolutionary times: transformations in Philippine society 1880s - 1920s". Convenor: Willem Wolters, Catholic University of Nijmegen,
Panel 10: "New approaches in Philippine History". Convenor: Lola Elizalde, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC),
Panel 11: "ASEAN: Challenges and Developments". Convenor: Carolina G. Hernandez, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS, University of the Philippines),
Panel 12: "Economic History of the Philippines". Convenors:
Luis Alonso Álvarez, University of Coruña, firstname.lastname@example.org, and
Arturo Giraldez, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. Arturo_giraldez@hotmail.com
Panel 13: "Manila and other Megacities in Southeast Asia". Convenor: Xavier Huetz de Lemps, Université de Nice,
Panel 14: "The Architecture of Philippines and Southeast Asia: An Assessment". Convenor: Joaquin Ibañez, Instituto Español de Arquitectura,
The committee reserves the right to accept some papers from a proposed session and reject others, and to assign papers to different sessions.
Florentino Rodao, President, Spanish Pacific Studies Association (AEEP).
Carlos Asenjo, Spanish Pacific Studies Association (AEEP), email@example.com
Belinda Aquino, Director, Center for Philippines Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Greg Bankoff, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Auckland.
Raul Pertierra, School of Sociology, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Mike Cullinane, Associate Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Charles McDonald, Maison Asie Pacifique, CNRS-Université de Provence.
Felice Noelle Rodriguez, Director, Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University.
Otto van den Muijzenberg, Center for Asian Studies Amsterdam (CASA), University of Amsterdam.
Bernardita Reyes Churchill, University of the Philippines and De la Salle University.
Foregoing the Congress: