LIFTING THE NATIONAL VEIL: FINDING 19TH-CENTURY COLONIAL MANILA IN THE MIDST OF THE REVOLUTION

The Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS) in cooperation with the History Department cordially invites you to a lecture by

 

Maureen Cristin S. Justiniano, ACAS fellow

 

LIFTING THE NATIONAL VEIL:  FINDING 19TH-CENTURY COLONIAL MANILA IN THE MIDST OF THE REVOLUTION

 

20 November 2012 (Tuesday), 4:30 to 6:00 P.M.

Faura AVR

 

ABSTRACT:

Current Philippine historiography still continues to be dominated by nationalist narratives despite valiant efforts of other scholars to deviate from the linear and static interpretations of the national and elite past.  Indeed, there are significant works such as Reynaldo C. Ileto's Pasyon and Revolution (1979) that have interrogated and challenged conventional approach to understanding modern Philippine history in their effort to incorporate those 'from the below'; however, this historiographical shift has inadvertently exposed the precarious issue of inclusion and exclusion in historical representation and public memory. 

In this presentation, I will talk about how I address the issue of 'inclusion' and 'exclusion' within Philippine historiography in conducting my study of 19th century colonial Manila during the Revolutionary period as both a separate entity as well as an integral part of an emerging national community.  As the center of power and wealth, colonial Manila's history has always been entangled with the national history.  One of my main objectives is to uncover the history of 19th century Manila buried underneath the history of the nation and perhaps, help Manila's own narratives to flourish alongside the nation's history.          

 

PROFILE OF MS. JUSTINIANO

Maureen Cristin S. Justiniano is currently a Ph.D candidate in Southeast Asian history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has three Master's degrees -

      In 2011 received M.A. (Southeast Asian history) from UW-Madison

      In 2009, received M.A. (Southeast Studies) from UW-Madison

      In 2003, received joint-M.A. degree (Modern European and Canadian history) from the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

In Canada, she is one of the founding members of a Filipino-Canadian youth group ANAK (Aksyon ng Ating Kabataan),  the prime mover in offering the first Philippine Studies Summer Institute in Canada.  Maureen also served as one of the leading researchers for the 3-month museum exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the  Filipino-Canadian community in Manitoba.  The exhibit was held from June to September 2010 at the Manitoba Museum. 

Her most recent publication is an article from e-journal Explorations: A Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies entitled "Jose E. Marco's Kalantiaw Code: Implications for Philippine Historiography and Filipinos' historical consciousness"