Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution: Conference in Honor of Prof Reynaldo C Ileto

February 04, 2013

Historiography and Nation since Pasyon and Revolution: Conference in Honor of Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto

Organized jointly by
Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints and the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University


Southeast Asian Studies and "Toward Sustainable Humanosphere in Southeast Asia" Research Program
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 8–9 February 2013

The publication of Professor Reynaldo C Ileto’s Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840–1910 by the Ateneo de Manila University Press in 1979 was a watershed event in Philippine historiography. It reshaped the contours of Philippine history and many other disciplines. Ileto’s ideas on “history from below” inspired an entire generation of Filipino historians to critically evaluate historical sources, interrogate long-held theoretical assumptions, and adopt fresh perspectives in the study of Philippine history. Pasyon and Revolution rose to become one of the most influential books in Southeast Asian Studies. On 19 July 2012 the Ateneo de Manila University conferred the Gawad Tanghal ng Lahi to Professor Ileto.

This international conference aims to assess the influence of Professor Ileto in general, and of Pasyon and Revolution in particular, on Philippine historiography, on studies of nationalism and social movements, on theories of colonialism and postcolonialism, and on area studies and scholarship beyond the Philippines.

Scholars from the Philippines as well as Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America will present over 60 scholarly research papers in this landmark conference.

The opening program will be held at the Leong Hall Auditorium, starting at 8:30 AM. Registration begins at 7:30 AM.

Interested participants who will not present papers are welcome to attend. Please consult http://www.philippinestudies.net to register. The registration fee for Philippine participants is P4,000 and US$100 for overseas participants. On-site registration is P5,500, with no assured conference packet.

The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has endorsed this conference in a memorandum dated 5 October 2012.

The tentative conference program may be downloaded below.