[Blueboard] Conference-Workshop on "Disasters in History: The Philippines in Comparative Perspective"

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints [LS] philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu
Tue Oct 21 17:01:59 PHT 2014

“Disasters in History:

The Philippines in Comparative Perspective”


will be held at the
LH 404, Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
24–25 October 2014

Organized jointly by

*Philippine Studies:Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints*

Department of History

School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University

in partnership with the

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University

Keynote speakers are Greg Bankoff, PhD, Professor of Modern History,
University of Hull and Gemma Narisma, PhD, Department of Physics, School of
Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University. Dr. Bankoff will
speak on “Exploring the Limits of the Filipino Past: Toward a More
Trans-environmental History of the Philippines.” In her keynote address
Dr.Narisma tackles “Global Warming and Extreme Weather Impacts in the
Philippines since the Early Twentieth Century.”

The conference gathers historians, climate scientists, anthropologists, and
other scholars to present and discuss papers based on new research and
perspectives in the study of disasters.

It covers the histories of various disasters brought about by earthquakes,
tsunamis, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, drought, and other natural hazards
as historically experienced by various groups, classes, and communities in
the Philippines and other parts of Asia Pacific. The papers offer
comparative perspectives on how different societies with differing levels
of vulnerability have prepared for, confronted, experienced, and moved on
from disasters in different historical periods.

For registration details and fee, please contact the *Philippine Studies:
Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints* editorial office, at tel. nos.
255-5705 or 426-6001 local 4619 or via email, philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu.

Thank you.
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