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Papers highlighting various aspects of Manila’s history and culture, as well as studies on how these relate to national history, will be presented at the 21st annual conference of the Manila Studies Association Inc.
The conference, to be held on July 18-19 at the conference center of the Far Eastern University in Sampaloc, Manila, is cosponsored with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-Committee on Historical Research and FEU.
The papers to be presented are: “Philippine Archaeological Sites and their Context” by Ame M. Garong, National Museum of the Philippines; “Manila: A Frontier City,” Jose S. Arcilla, SJ, Ateneo de Manila University; “Where is Sampaloc, Manila? Cartographic Reflections at the Edges of the Spanish and American Colonial Period,” Martin Gaerlan, independent researcher; “Reinventing Escolta and Its Environs through Historic Preservation,” Norma I. Alarcon, University of Santo Tomas.
“Venerable Hermanidad del Sto. Cristo de Longos: 308 Years of Labor of Love, Work of Faith and Steadfastness of Hope,” Wilson S. Chua, FEU; “Virgen de los Desamparados del Pozo: Sacred Space, Syncretism and the Geopolitics of Healing Water,” Jose Alain Austria, De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde; “Ang Mga Bakla at Tomboy sa Lipunang Tundo,” Gil Gotiangco Jr., University of the Philippines Diliman; “Ideal but Imagined Environment of the Youth in Baseco, 2002-2012,” Angelito S. Nunag, UP Pampanga.
“The Fish Corrals of Manila and its Environs, 1881-1884: A Preliminary Study,” Marco Stefan B. Lagman, UP Diliman; “Medicine and Health Care in Greater Manila during the Japanese Occupation,” Arnel E. Joven, University of Asia and the Pacific; “We Speak English, Do You? Layunin, Estratehiya at Pagtatatag ng Mga Pampublikong Paaralan sa Maynila (1898-1913),” Marlon S. Delupio, DLSU; “Language and the Metropolis: The Origins of Tagalog as the Basis of the National Language,” Maria Teresa Trinidad P. Tinio, FEU; and “Emancipation of a National Artist: Manila in Rolando Tinio’s Letran Writings,” Manuel R. Zamora Jr., Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
For inquiries, contact MSA president Bernardita R. Churchill at 0919-4905371, 921-4575, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or conference coconvener Lorelei D.C. de Viana at 0917-3442857 or manilastudies2012@gmail. com.