[Blueboard] DSA Visiting Scholar Lecture Series: Dr. William Summers

Dept. of Socio-Anthro socio at pusit.admu.edu.ph
Thu Nov 24 17:35:56 PHT 2005


Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
invites everyone to its

Dr. William Summers

who will speak on
“The Black Legend In the Philippines Then and Now:   
Defacing the Present to Perpetuate the Defacement of the Past”

30 November  2005, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Conference Room 1 & 2, Ground Floor, Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 

This paper raises the question of the continuing effects of the Black
Legend in contemporary historiography in the Philippines.  The contention
is that the pernicious effect of this powerful, essentializing prejudice
can still be seen at work in the creation of the current 'image of the
Filipino'.  After an examination of the historic roots of this prejudice
and its institutionalization within the agencies of United States,
especially the political and education sectors, the implantation of this
prejudice within the Philippines through the agency of the occupation
government is described.  The paper concludes with the contention that many
of the conflicts evident in the construction of 'Filipino' continue to
suffer from or are deformed by the ongoing effects of the Black Legend.  By
unmasking this prejudice in its many guises, consideration of the past and
the future can be approached more freely and in an informed manner.
William John Summers, Ph. D., has been conducting research on music within
the Philippines since 1996.  His focus is on the music before 1898. He is
the author of the book Fourteenth century English Polyphonic Music, the
author of four published studies on music in the Philippines, including the
first music encyclopedia article written on Manila for the New Grove
Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001).  He has published, in English and
Spanish, more than 70 articles and reviews in U. S., Latin American,
European and Filipino periodicals. He has also contributed to five Congress
Reports of the International Musicological Society. He is the Coordinator
of the International Hispanic Music Study Group, founded in 1993.  Since
1984 he has been on the faculty of music at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH,
USA. Before that, he was on the faculty and Chair of the Fine Arts
Department, at Seattle University.

For more information, please call the DSA at 426-6001, local 5270 or 5271

Ateneo de Manila University
School of Social Sciences
Loyola Schools
Rm.SS 117, 1/F
Social Sciences Bldg.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
Tel. No.:(632)426-6001, Ext. 5270/71
Tel/Fax: (632)4265990
Email Address:socio at admu.edu.ph

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