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March 11, 2011


CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS & PRESENTATIONS:”The Philippines and the World,” The 9th International Conference on the Philippines, 22-25 May 2012 at Michigan State University, USA

by Pangga Gen

ICOPHIL-9: The Philippines and the World
The Ninth International Conference on the Philippines
22-25 May 2012 at Michigan State University

The Ninth International Conference on the Philippines will be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, May 22-25, 2012. Held at approximately four-year intervals since 1980, 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, policy makers, 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 Filipinos in the homeland and its diasporas. Depending upon funding, it is anticipated that some of the sessions will be internet-based to incorporate presenters located outside the United States.

We seek proposals for full panels and individual papers, as well as demonstrations of useful technologies and cultural presentations. Papers should be original works that have not been published or presented elsewhere. Most panels will run for 2 hours, with 30 minutes allocated to discussion. So in proposing panels, organizers should keep in mind a 90-minute window for all presentations, including introductions. When a panel includes a designated respondent (not required), that should also be figured within the 90 minutes of presentation. Individual papers that are not proposed as part of a panel will be scheduled within an appropriate disciplinary or problem-centered session. One or more poster sessions will also be scheduled. Innovative formats, including those utilizing social media, will be considered.

In addition to traditional disciplinary areas, papers and panels are sought on non-traditional topics and areas, such as agriculture, arts and humanities, banking and finance, criminal justice, design, education, engineering, food security, human and animal health, journalism and communications, law, literature, material culture, military affairs, music, natural resources, science and technology. All topics germane to the Philippines are welcome!

Submit panel and paper proposals by November 1, 2011 to:

ICOPHIL Committee
Asian Studies Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1035

The following members of the organizing committee at Michigan State University (MSU), the Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies (PSG), and the International Philippine Studies Conferences Board (ICOPHIL) are available to discuss participation and possible approaches:

The Organizing Committee at Michigan State University

Evangelyn (Vangie) Alocilja Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering
Rick Bernsten Department of Agricultural Economics
Roger Bresnahan Office of the Dean, International Studies & Programs
Sheila Royo Maxwell School of Criminal Justice
Terese Guinsatao Monberg Residential College in the Arts & Humanities
Sobha Ramanand Office of the Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies
Geri Alumit Zeldes School of Journalism

ICOPHIL Liaison Committee, Philippine Studies Group of the Assn. for Asian Studies
Mike Cullinane Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison
Barbara S. Gaerlan Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California Los Angeles
Paul Rodell Department of History, Georgia Southern University
Cherubim A. Quizon Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Seton Hall University

The International Philippine Studies Conferences Board
Belinda A. Aquino Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Bernardita Reyes Churchill Philippine Studies Association (Philippines)

Sponsorships and/or matching grants may be available to help defray the costs of travel and attendance by participants with demonstrable need. Address requests to Professor Bresnahan.

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Roger Bresnahan
    Dec 29 2011

    This conference has been postponed to October 28-30, 2012. Everything else is the same.

    Roger Bresnahan, PhD.
    Chair, ICOPHIL Organizing Committee
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

  2. Francis K. A
    Dec 20 2011

    please, when is the deadline for submission of papers?

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