CFP: The Philippines, Spain, and Globalization, Sixteenth Century to the Present (Conference, Quezon City, Philippines, July 2020)

What novel historical insights and theoretical lenses can we use to make sense of what transpired in the last 500 years? How can we look afresh at the colonial and postcolonial entanglements of the Philippines and Spain without negating historical injustices yet without lapsing to the oppositional binary between vicious colonizer and virtuous colonized—or, the reverse, virtuous colonizer and vicious colonized? What can we learn from analyzing Spanish rule in the Philippines from a global perspective?

This conference aims to gather historians and other scholars to present and discuss papers based on new research and perspectives that shed light on the complexity of the relationship between the Philippines and Spain in the context of globalization. Papers on a broad range of salient themes will be accepted, but papers that are explicitly comparative and those that employ a longue durée framework are most welcome,.

Selected papers that pass the refereeing system 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 in, among others, the Scopus Journal Citation Index (Elsevier), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ISI/Clarivate Analytics), Historical Abstracts (EBSCO), Bibliography of Asian Studies (EBSCO), and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (Proquest). The journal is included in the bibliographic databases of JSTOR, Project MUSE, EBSCO Host, and Informit e-Library.

Submission Guidelines

Interested paper presenters are requested to submit an abstract with 100–200 words only. Panel proposals are also welcome, and should include a brief description of the proposed panel as well as the abstracts of individual papers in the panel. Only one abstract per paper presenter will be accepted.

Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by 31 October 2019. Submissions must be in Word format, and include the presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a brief bionote on the paper proponent.

Decisions on abstracts will be released on 2 December 2019. Presenters whose paper or panel proposals are accepted are requested to register by 15 February 2020, 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 <>Associate Editor, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic ViewpointsSchool of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University

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