PHILIPPINE STUDIES ASSOCIATION, Inc.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Philippine Studies Association National Conference
|Date||September 26-28, 2018|
|Venue||National Museum of the Philippines, Manila|
|Deadline for submission of abstracts||5 March 2018|
|Theme||The Reshaping of Philippine Studies: Contending viewpoints, voices, and knowledges
In the era of global mobilities and fluid identities, Philippine studies is constantly reframed, negotiated, or contested by scholars and academics. New theoretical and methodological directions emerge that reflect tensions between home-grown and diasporic scholarship, contending visions of nation, or new positions of identification. Mindful of these competing viewpoints, voices, and knowledges, the Philippine Studies Association (PSA) invites original presentations that engage with, explore, or bear upon, these directions. Submissions may be made under, but not necessarily confined to, any of the subthemes below. Pre-formed panels are preferable.
|Suggested subthemes||Strong men, weak institutions: Political reform or reforming politics?
Islam and democracy: Vision or illusion?
The politics of heritage conservation: Whose heritage?
Human rights and/as national security
Social media and mayhem: Trolls, fake news, and alternative facts
Emerging trends in Pinoy popular culture
Gender and politics: Patriarchy and power in contemporary public life
Best practices and hard lessons in conservation and sustainability
Climate change and disaster (disastrous?) governance
Filling the gaps in Philippine pre-history and early colonial period
The South China Sea conundrum: Is there a way forward?
Filipinos abroad: Anxieties, identities, and identification
Literature and cinema in the time of Duterte
Urban solutions: Philippine cities and the localization of governance
Languages and ethnicities in Philippine media
Language and Filipino-ness
Disruptive technologies and the future of media
Art as defiance: Contemporary struggles in Philippine art
Martial Law and the struggle over memory
Authoritarianism as culture
Digital humanities and Philippine Studies
Internal security in the era of global threats
Debating Philippine education
Of origins and destinations: The continuing saga of Pinoy food
Integrating IPs and Muslims in the study of History
The future for K-12
From towns to nation: Revisiting mainstream historical narratives
|Note to graduate students||A pre-conference graduate research workshop, to be facilitated by leading figures in Philippine academia, will be held on September 25. Admission to the workshop is competitive. For successful applicants, conference fees will be waived. Application forms will be available in the PSA website (www.philstudies.org) on 15 January 2018.|