[Blueboard] Call for Papers: Bridging Worlds, Illumining the Archive: An International Conference in Honor of Professor Resil B. Mojares

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints [LS] philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu
Tue Sep 19 10:33:51 +08 2017

*Bridging Worlds, Illumining the Archive: An International*
*Conference in Honor of Professor Resil B. Mojares*

Organized jointly by

*Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints*
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University


*Southeast Asian Studies*
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University

To be held in Quezon City, Philippines
30–31 July 2018


In a prolific career spanning five decades, Resil B. Mojares has produced a
remarkable body of work that combines meticulous research, incisive
analysis, and elegant, lyrical writing.

An exemplary home-grown and -educated activist, intellectual,
institution-builder, and man of letters, Mojares has made important, often
pioneering, contributions to diverse fields and subjects, ranging from
Philippine literature (*Origins and Rise of the Filipino Novel: A Generic
Study of the Novel until 1940*; [co-ed.] the two-volume *Sugilanong
Sugboanon*), architecture (*Casa Gorordo in Cebu: Urban Residence in a
Philippine Province, 1860–1920*), theater and social history (*Theater in
Society, Society in Theater: Social History of a Cebuano Village, 1840–1940*),
to intellectual history (*Brains of the Nation: Pedro Paterno, T. H. Pardo
de Tavera, Isabelo de los Reyes, and the Production of Modern Knowledge*),
biography (*Vicente Sotto: Maverick Senator; The Man Who Would be
President: Serging Osmeña and Philippine Politics; Aboitiz: Family and Firm
in the Philippines*), history and politics (*The War Against the Americans:
Resistance and Collaboration in Cebu, 1899–1906*; [co-ed.] *From Marcos to
Aquino: Local Perspectives on the Political Transition in the Philippines*).

Apart from book-length works, Mojares has also produced occasional essays
(collected in House of Memory; Waiting for *Mariang Makiling: Essays in
Philippine Cultural History; Isabelo’s Archive*; *The Resil Mojares Reader*;
and *Interrogations in Philippine Cultural History*) that have done much to
illuminate “what is obscure, hidden, and marginal” in a plurilingual,
pluricultural Philippines. His works blur “the boundaries between academic
and literary writing,” while simultaneously building on, and questioning,
the “idea and performance of the archive—capacious, diverse, makeshift,
open-ended, and polymorphic, and one ‘national’ in its motive and ambition”
(Mojares, “Writing the Archive,” *Manila Review* Issue 5, Sept. 2014).

The perspectives Mojares brings to his study of Philippine history,
politics, society, culture, and the arts are methodologically eclectic and
capable of moving effortlessly between and across local, national, regional
(subnational and supranational), and transnational scales.

This international conference celebrates the life, career, and writings of
Resil B. Mojares. It aims not only to assess Professor Mojares’s influence,
but also to engage with the ideas, issues, and contexts brought up by his
writings on and across various fields of inquiry.

Scholars and academics with papers and panels related, but not limited, to
the following topics are invited to participate in this conference:

1.      Historiography and the Archive: Issues and Debates
2.      Precolonial, Colonial, Imperial, and Postcolonial Histories
3.      Biography
4.      Intellectuals, Intellectual Histories, and Philippine Studies
5.      Philippine Languages and Literatures
6.      Philippine Architecture, Theater, and the Arts
7.      Nation-Making, Nationness, and Nationalism
8.      Politics, Politicians, and State Building
9.      Social Histories
10.    “What is Obscure, Hidden, and Marginal” in Philippine History and
Current Affairs
11.    Local and Regional Histories
12.   Cultural Studies
13.   The Philippines in Asia and the World

Selected papers that pass the refereeing process will be included in a
special issue of *Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic
Viewpoints*, the quarterly published by the Ateneo de Manila University
since 1953. Articles in this journal are indexed and abstracted in several
global databases such as Historical Abstracts, Project MUSE, JSTOR, Scopus,
and Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources. Other publications may also be

*Submission Guidelines*

Interested paper presenters are requested to submit a 250-word abstract.
Panel proposals are also welcome and should include a brief description of
the proposed panel as well as the abstracts of the individual papers in the
panel. Proposals should include a brief note about the paper proponents.

Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by *1 October 2017*.
Submissions must be in Word format and include the name, institutional
affiliation, email address, and bionote of the paper proponent(s).

Decisions on abstracts will be released on *31 October 2017*. Presenters
whose paper and/or panel proposals are accepted are requested to register
by *1 February 2018*, which is also the deadline for the early bird rate.

Inquiries as well as panel and paper proposals can be addressed to:

Michael D. Pante, PhD <mpante at ateneo.edu>
Associate Editor, *Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic
School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University

*Travel and Conference Subsidy*

Participants are encouraged to seek funds for travel and conference
participation from their home institutions. Paper presenters will arrange
their own flight and hotel accommodations in Manila.

*Registration Fee* (inclusive of meals, refreshments, and conference

Overseas                 Philippine-based

Participants              Participants

Early bird rate                    US$100                    P5,000

(until 1 February 2018)

Regular rate                       US$120                    P5,500

(2 February–30 June 2018)

Late/On-site registration      US$140                    P6,000

(After 30 June 2018)
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