[Blueboard] Conference on War Memories, Monuments and Media

Japanese Studies Program japanese at admu.edu.ph
Wed Feb 4 14:10:38 PHT 2009

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International Conference 2009
Representations of Conflicts and Creation of Histories in Asia
6 February 2009 | 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Ching Tan Room, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

This international symposium will attempt to look once more at the histories of 
conflicts as well as resolutions experienced by countries in Asia during the 
last World War. The papers are expected to touch on how nations or communities 
remember the wars or conflicts through sites, statues, and other artifacts. 

Organized by the Japanese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University in 
cooperation with Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center of the 
University of the Philippines, and National Historical Institute.

Sponsored by Japan Foundation.

Speakers include Ambeth Ocampo (National Historical Institute and Ateneo de 
Manila University), Ricardo Jose (University of the Philippines), Aileen Toohey 
(University of Queensland), Philip Seaton (Hokkaido University), Meynardo 
Mendoza (Ateneo de Manila University), Matthias Pfeifer (Shizuoka University) 
and Takesato Watanabe (Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan).

The conference will also feature the screening of "Unsurrendered 100 Voices", a 
documentary of some 100 individuals - men and women, Filipinos and American - 
and their memories of the war. Where they are deceased, their sons and 
daughters speak for them in this documentary. In place of narrator, the story 
proceeds according to "road signs," in the words of the filmmakers. These road 
signs stand for the places being revisited. The documentary is from Lucky 
Guillermo and Peter Parsons who have also collaborated in works like "Secret 
War in the Pacific"; "Ships from Hell"; and the searing "Manila 1945: The 
Forgotten Atrocities", winner in the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, 
in South Carolina, U.S.A. 

A panel discussion follows the screening. Peter Parsons, one of the filmmakers, 
Estelle Marie Ladrido (Ateneo de Manila University) and Tito Valiente (Ateneo 
de Manila University) will be part of the panel. 

CONFERENCE FEE: P500 (P250 for non-Ateneo students)
Fee includes a conference kit, lunch and snacks.
- Loyola Schools faculty - first 20 to reserve will be subsidized by the VPLS
- Ateneo students - free of charge, please wear your Ateneo ID

For reservations, please contact Japanese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila 
University at 426-6001 local 5248, 5249 and 426-4326 or japanese at admu.edu.ph

Japanese Studies Program
2/F Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 426-6001 local 5248
Facsimile: (632) 426-4326
Email:   japanese at admu.edu.ph 

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