[Blueboard] Women and History Symposium, Friday, March 15

Isabel Consuelo A. Nazareno inazareno at ateneo.edu
Wed Mar 13 13:55:14 +08 2019

The Ateneo Library of Women's Writings
the Department of History

invites you to a symposium on

9AM - 5PM, Friday, 15 March 2019
Faura AVR

[image: Women & History_15 mar 2019.png]
* Admission is free.



*Welcome Remarks *

*9:15-10:00  *

*Mary Racelis | Opening Talk*

*10:00-11:00 *

*Isabel Nazareno | Archiving Women: The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings*

This talk provides an overview of the collections of the Ateneo Library of
Women’s Writings (ALiWW) and highlights the women’s archive as an important
resource in the study of history. What does an archive offer to researchers
and how can it help provide a more textured view of our society?


*Ma. Rita Lourdes A. Alfaro | Women’s Criminality in Spanish Colonial

The crimes and criminality of women seem to be “gendered” in history.
Academic research on this topic has placed its spotlight on male-committed
offenses giving rise to the misconception that crime and criminality is
male-centered.  It is as if women do not have the predisposition to commit
a crime, more so, that the criminality of women is trivial. This paper
endeavors to remove the proverbial cloak of invisibility on women’s
offenses in Spanish colonial Philippines.


*Estela Banasihan | “Moderna Filipina”: Framing the “Filipina” in American
Colonial Education*

         (Abstract to follow)


*Kristine Michelle Santos* *| A Tale of Two Women in American Pistaym:
Intersections of **Filipina Modernity as seen through Rosing and Ponyang

Our American colonial experience during the 20th century introduced
modernity that led to developments across different sectors in Philippine
society and contributing to what is remembered in history as 'Pistaym'. At
the heart of this is the Filipina, whose life intersects across these
modern developments. In this paper, I examine these women and the different
intersections that define their identity during Pistaym through two iconic
comic characters of Filipino modernity: Rosing and Ponyang Halobaybay.
Using methods from comic and new media studies, this presentation
highlights perceptions of female modernity and its affective impact on
notions of Filipina identity.


*Patricia Ysabel Wong* *|** “Sex-Mad Moral Bolsheviks”: **Debates on the
Ideal Filipino Girl in 1931 Colonial Manila*

In 1931, two books with similar topics appeared in the Philippine press: *My
Ideal Filipino Girl* by Ma. Paz Mendoza-Guazon, and *Our Modern Woman: A
National Problem* by Perfecto E. Laguio. Both texts concerned themselves
with the subject of Filipino girlhood, which became a matter of national
attention during the 1920s and 30s.  In their essays on girlhood,
Mendoza-Guazon and Laguio debated about what sets of behaviors and
practices constituted the ideal Filipino girl, coming to vastly different
conclusions. This lecture will discuss those behaviors and practices in
question outlined in both texts, as well as situate these texts in the
context of 1931 Manila. Furthermore, it will show how these debates
revealed societal anxieties about national identity and girlhood in
American colonial Manila.

*16:00-17:00  *

*Frances Anthea R. Redison |** There’s a Time for Beauty: The 1944
Lakambini Popularity Contest during the Japanese Occupation of Iloilo,
Panay Island, Philippines*

This paper documents the socio-civic activities of the Ilonggas during the
Japanese occupation of Panay Island and how they struggled to bring back
normalcy to their lives during the war. While most of the literature on the
Japanese occupation focuses on women’s involvement in the resistance
movement either as combatants or auxiliary support, this study presents
another perspective of women’s activities during wartime period. The
Ilonggas joined the *Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas’* (KALIBAPI)
cultural and industrial rally that featured the Lakambini Popularity
Contest in April 1944. Women’s participation to beauty contests can be
traced to the prewar Philippine Carnival which crowned its first Carnival
Queen in 1908. Using the case of Iloilo, the paper argues that there was a
continuity in women’s activities during the prewar to occupation years

*Angela Louise M. Rosario |** Pacific Stars and Stripes: The Representation
of Yamato Nadeshiko*

After World War II, Japan was occupied by the General Headquarters of the
Allied Powers (GHQ) in which sought and brought great changes in the
Japanese constitution in its pursuit to “help” Japan and “liberate”
Japanese women through the enactment of policies.Media was one way for GHQ
to disseminate information effectively without the knowledge of Japanese.
For this study, *Pacific Stars and Stripes*, a GHQ-owned newspaper born out
of the needs of the GHQ army, will be used. It seeks to look at how the
GHQ-enacted policies, specifically the Equal Rights Amendment, influenced
the notion of womanhood in the newspaper, and potentially affects its
representation of women.


*Closing Remarks*


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