Saturday, June 26, 2004

Call for papers and Panel Proposals

4th National Philippine Studies Conference
Conference Theme: Ethnic Identities in the Philippines
September 17-18, 2004
Sponsored by: Philippine Studies Association, Inc.
Institutional Host: University of the Philippines Baguio
Venue: The Golden Pine Hotel and Restaurant, corner Cariño and Legarda Roads, City Center, Baguio City

On September 17-18, 2004, the Philippine Studies Association, Inc. and the University of the Philippines Baguio will hold the 4th National Philippine Studies Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Ethnic Identities in the Philippines," which is intended to cover broad multi-disciplinal perspectives and approaches to the issues associated with the general theme. Ethnicity and identity being the major themes, they can be treated both as interrelated topics or distinct and unique constructs. The conference also intends to cover the following sub-themes:

* Philippine Ethnic Identities in Historical Perspective
* Ethnic Politics
* Ideology, Identity, and Ethnicity
* Ethnicity, Identity, and Communications
* Gender, Sexuality, Identity, and Ethnicity
* Literature, Ethnicity, and Identity
* Ethnicity, Identity, and Popular Culture
* Economic Development, Ethnicity, and Identity
* Environmental Issues and Ethnicity
* Demographic Perspectives and Philippine Ethnic Communities
* Globalization, Ethnicity, and Identity
* Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Post-colonial Identity

The conference also intends to discuss other issues and concerns that may be related to the general theme or sub-themes.


16 July 2004 -Submission of Proposal - Title and One-page Abstract
31 July 2004 - Notification of Acceptance of Paper
30 August 2004 - Confirmation of Participation with Submission of Full Paper


The final paper should be no more than 25-page double spaced, 12 points font size, Times New Roman. Notes, bibliography, illustrations, and pictures are not included in the 25 pages. The authors are welcome to use all relevant theoretical frameworks and analytical methods. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not yet delivered in previous conferences, and will be peer reviewed.

The organizers are doing their best to get sponsors to provide speakers with full board and lodging and travel reimbursement. Meanwhile, please do your utmost to secure institutional support to attend the conference. Presentors of accepted papers will be advised accordingly on the progress of our solicitations.

Registration fee:

Php 3,300 each participant to cover full board and lodging on triple sharing for three days (at The Golden Pine Hotel and Restaurant) and conference kit with bag. Conference papers can be ordered for duplication at participants' cost. The special package rate offered by the hotel is for limited slots, hence, it is advisable to reserve early (on/before 31 August 2004) as accommocation is on a first come, first served basis (arrival on the afternoon with dinner on September 16, departure with breakfast and lunch on September 19). Other hotels may require additional transportation expense for commuting to-from the conference venue, or charge more expensive rates.

For live-out participants, registration fee is Php 1500 to cover the conference kit and bag, snacks and lunch for two days. Breakfast and dinners will be the responsibility of participants. (Please contact Rowena Reyes-Boquiren for information on other accommodations in Baguio City.)

Mailing Address:

The Philippine Studies Association, Inc.
Philippine Social Sciences Council, Inc.
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Attn: Karen Barrios

For inquires, please contact the following:
Bernardita R. Churchill: or TeleFax: (02)926-1347
Eufracio Abaya: or Tel. (02) 928-1928
Francis A. Gealogo:
Rowena Reyes-Boquiren: or or Telefax 074-442-2427

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