Mindanao: Cartographies of History, Identity and Representation
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Date: 5 July 2019Time: 8:30 AM
Finishes: 6 July 2019Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Conference
The Annual Philippine Studies Conference SOAS focuses its 2019 edition on Mindanao. It seeks to gather academics, policymakers, cultural workers and artists to map the contours of Mindanao’s porous and overlapping ethnolinguistic homelands and its conceptual and physical sites of representation, identity formation, and conflict.
Mindanao— volatile home to Muslim, settler, and autochtonous societies variously staking out claims for cultural capital, resources, territory, and opportunity— is complex and, as an object of study, extremely dense. Its dimensions are simultaneously global, national, and local — and these layers are often collapsed into each other. The 2-day conference takes up the challenge of addressing this complexity and density with an emphasis on cultural analysis. In taking up mapping as metaphor for approaching Mindanao, the Conference draws attention to its various histories, ethnolinguistic polities and cultural traditions.
How are the region and its peoples seen in historiographies, political economies and identity politics? How have people from the region in the diaspora sought to construct an understanding of its people’s sense of selfhood and belonging? How have these contributed to an approximation of an evolving Filipino national culture and a South East Asian identity?
Full Programme and Book of Abstracts
Organiser: Philippine Studies at SOAS
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