September 16, 2012

International Conference on the Philippines


The Ninth International Conference on the Philippines will be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan USA, October 28-30, 2012. Held at approximately four-year intervals since1980, this conference seeks to bring together specialists in all academic areas concerning the Philippines or Filipinos anywhere in the world. Within the context of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary sessions we aim to foster interdisciplinary conversations among academics, policymakers, and interested members of the global community that will bring about greater understanding of Philippine matters and address issues of importance for the future of the Philippines and of Filipinos in the homeland and its diasporas. Some of the round-table sessions will be internet-based to incorporate presenters located outside the United States.

The conference will begin Sunday afternoon, 28 October and end after the conference banquet on Tuesday evening, 30 October.

The post-conference on 31 October will enable participants to consult Michigan State University researchers on possible collaborations or other future work, or to visit the University of Michigan where considerable Philippine historical, anthropological, and manuscript collections are located.

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