SOAS University of London

Philippine Studies at SOAS

Masterclass with Ambeth Ocampo

Ambeth Ocampo

Date: 11 October 2019Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 11 October 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Workshop

The two-hour masterclass will feature a presentation of key themes, resources and methods in researching Jose Rizal in London and Europe by Prof Ocampo. After the discussion, participants will do lightning presentations of their specific research interests and get guidance and feedback from Prof Ocampo. The workshop discussion will centre around working with Prof Ocampo’s unique perspectives on conducting research and writing history with a specific emphasis on Rizal and 19th c Philippine materials.


Ambeth R Ocampo is a public historian whose research covers the late 19th-century Philippines; its art, culture, and the people who figure in the birth of the nation. Dr Ocampo is Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. He has published over 35 books, writes a widely-read editorial page column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and moderates a growing Instagram and Facebook fan page. His popularisation of Philippine history and culture has been recognised through numerous awards including the 2016 Fukoka Prize and State decorations from France, Spain and the Philippines.


Ten writing fellows will be selected on the basis of submitted expressions of interest (EOI).

Kindly send in your EOIs

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Deadline for applications

8 October 2019.  This free workshop is made possible through the support of Philippine Studies at SOAS and the Sentro Rizal and the NCCA.

Organiser: Philippine Studies at SOAS

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