[Blueboard] "Why Mindanao is not Part of the Philippines..."

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Thu Nov 26 15:04:12 PHT 2009

                        The Department of History
                      The School of Social Sciences
                          in cooperation with
                 The Ateneo de Manila University Press and
                           Philippine Studies

                              Invite you to

               "Why Mindanao is not Part of the Philippines..."

                    A lecture by Dr. Patricio N. Abinales
                        on Thursday, 10 December 2009
                                4:30-6:00 p.m.
                                 Escaler Hall

Abstract:  One of the biggest ironies of Philippine political history  
is that the one part of the archipelago that has had a profound impact  
on how that history has been shaped is also the least studied and  
understood. Mindanao remains a haze in the eyes of national(ist)  
historians, and up to today there is no Philippine-based Mindanao  
specialist among our political scientists, sociologists and even  
anthropologists. This gap is in part the result of the inability to  
situate Mindanao in our story as a nation and the refusal to recognize  
that the island's history has features unique from the rest of the  

About the Speaker: Dr. Abinales is Professor at the Center for  
Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University.  He received his BA in  
History from the University of the Philippines and his PhD in
Government from and Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell Univesity.  
Dr. Abinales is the author of Making Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao in  
the Formation of the Phlippine Nation-State published in 2000 by the  
Ateneo de Manila University Press.  He also serves on the  
international editorial advisory board of Philippine Studies.

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