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Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints is an internationally refereed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials on the history of the Philippines and its peoples, both in the homeland and overseas.

It believes the past is illuminated by historians as well as scholars from other disciplines; at the same time, it prefers ethnographic approaches to the history of the present. It welcomes works that are theoretically informed but not encumbered by jargon. It promotes a comparative and transnational sensibility, and seeks to engage scholars who may not be specialists on the Philippines. Founded in 1953 as Philippine Studies, the journal is published quarterly by the Ateneo de Manila University.



Important Advisory on Volume 67 Nos. 3-4


The third and fourth issues of volume 67 (Sept.–Dec. 2019) of Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints will comprise a special double issue in honor of Prof. Resil Mojares.


This double issue includes ten research articles and one interview with Professor Mojares.


Watch out for its forthcoming release!



Aboitiz, Nicole CuUnjieng, “Fantasy, Affect and Pan-Asianism: Mariano Ponce, the First Philippine Republic’s Foreign Emissary, 1898-1912”


Aguilar, Filomeno V. Jr., “Gregorio Sancianco, Colonial Tribute, and Social Identities: On the Cusp of Filipino Nationalist Consciousness”


Benitez, Christian Jil R., “On Panahon and Bagay: A Metonym”


Concepcion, Grace Liza, “Negotiating Land in the Spanish Philippines: Cases of Land Donations and Boundary Disputes in Laguna, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”


Cullinane, Michael, “In the Shadow of the Santo Nino: San Vidal’s Sojourn in Cebu, 1565–2018”


Elizalde, Maria Dolores, “Neither White nor a Black Society: Bridges and Junctions in the Colonial Philippines”


Hau, Caroline S., “Dovie Beams and Philippine Politics: A President’s Scandalous Affair and First Lady Power on the Eve of Martial Law”


Mongaya, Karlo Mikhail, “Militant Struggles and Anti-Imperialism in Resil Mojares’s The Freeman Columns during the Early 1970s”


Shutz, J. Travis, “Changzhou Marauders, Ming Mariners, and Early Sino-Spanish Relations”


Veric, Charlie Samuya, “The Rise of Filipino Postcolonial Knowledge: Philippine Studies, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University Press”



Hau, Caroline S. et al., “Resil B. Mojares: Adventures and Itineraries in Philippine Cultural History”

Posted: 2019-10-07

Critical Island Studies: The Islandic, Archipelagic, and Oceanic


The International Conference on Critical Island Studies is the inaugural conference of an inter-institutional organization that aims to promote and develop critical and comparative island studies of Southeast Asia, in particular, and the Asia-Pacific, in general. With Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) as hosts, the first conference will be held in the Philippines. The First International Conference on Critical Island Studies will be on November 27 (UST) and  November 28 and 29, 2019 (ADMU).


The conference explores established and emerging issues, theories, methodologies, and practices in critical island studies. Focusing on concepts of the islandic, archipelagic, and oceanic, the conference accounts for the interdisciplinary historical formation, while examining its manifold scholarly and creative practices and possibilities within and across Asia. The conference will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; topics include, but are not limited to, islandscapes, seascapes, and littorals; borders and contact zones; international, national, imperial, regional, cultural and language formations; and bio- and cultural diversity.


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Posted: 2019-09-25
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