Theme: Historical and ethnographic approaches to Philippine culture

July 26 to 29, 2015
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Call for papers and participation

The Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC), School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, invites applications from PhD students in the social sciences or interdisciplinary programs to submit papers and attend the Third (2015) IPC International Summer School for Doctoral Researchers on the Philippines. This will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University from July 26 to 29, 2015, with the theme “Historical and ethnographic approaches to Philippine culture.” Given this theme, the IPC Summer School addresses questions about how historical and ethnographic approaches contribute to a closer understanding of Philippine social realities, what principles inform their conceptual and methodological orientations, and whether these approaches can be extended to other aspects of Philippine studies.

Historical and ethnographic approaches to Philippine Studies will be the focus of the lectures that will be delivered by the workshop moderators, Caroline Sy Hau (Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) and Mary Racelis (Research Scientist, Institute of Philippine Culture; and Professorial Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University). The program will also include presentations by the students of their papers and subsequent discussion by the group of participants. The theme as broadly defined should allow students to relate their work to one or more of the summer school’s emphases and concerns.

Doctoral students who are enrolled in either a Philippine or overseas university conducting research on the Philippines may apply. Revised versions of the papers presented in the Summer School will be considered for possible publication in Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints.

The IPC will cover travel and lodging expenses, and most meals during the Summer School.

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents by Thursday, 30 April 2015:

a) Accomplished application form (please see file attachment)

b) A curriculum vitae

c) A paper that is 6,000 – 8,000 words in length, including notes and references. It should not have been previously published, nor should it have been submitted to any journal for possible publication. (A paper that had been passed as a course requirement can be submitted, as long as it had never been published or submitted to a journal for consideration, and as long as it hews to the guidelines for content and format herein described). The paper should include a clearly delineated research problem, a background on the topic and a review of related literature, the theoretical approach(es), methodological approach(es), findings, and conclusions of the study. It should be typed as a Microsoft Word file, formatted to print on A4 (8.27” x 11.69”)-size paper, double-spaced, use a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman 12), employ italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), and page-numbered at the top right side. Figures and/or tables should be used minimally, referenced properly (the source cited), and placed within the main text of the paper, rather than at the end. Subheadings must be provided as appropriate. The paper should use author-date citations (not notes and bibliography) based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (kindly refer to the author-date sample citations at ).

d) An abstract of about 100 words

e) A list of university courses completed and the grades for these

f) A letter of recommendation from the dissertation adviser that comments on the IPC Summer School applicant and the paper that is being submitted to the IPC Summer School. Information from the dissertation adviser on the applicant's proposed or ongoing research for her or his dissertation (including the stage of the research and the anticipated date of completion) would be valuable and appreciated. The recommendation letter can be emailed by the dissertation supervisor himself/herself to the IPC Summer School Selection Committee . Alternatively, a hard copy of the recommendation letter (in a signed and sealed envelope) can be sent through a postal or courier service to the address specified below.

How to submit:

Application materials should be submitted via email or through a postal or courier service by Thursday, 30 April 2015. For submissions via email, kindly send application materials to . Applications may also be sent by postal or courier service to:

The IPC Summer School Selection Committee
Room 213, Institute of Philippine Culture
Frank Lynch Hall, Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines

Selection results will be announced by 31 May 2015.

For inquiries, please contact:
Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara, PhD
Institute of Philippine Culture
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Tel: (63-2) 426-6067 ext. 213
Website: www.ipc-ateneo.org

The Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (DSA) are pleased to announce the second batch of scholars under the IPC-DSA Scholarship Program for Young Filipino Social Science Professionals:

1. Cherie Audrey Desiderio Alfiler (MA Anthropology)

2. Jill Adones Borjal (MA Sociology)

3. Aaron Bodollo Bustamante (MS Social Development)

4. Frances Michelle Ciano Nubla (MA Sociology)

5. Debbie Mariz Narvasa Manalili (MA Sociology)

The IPC-DSA Scholarship Program, with funds from the Ford Foundation, offers support for academic and professional training in Sociology and Anthropology at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University. This program originates from and continues the goals of the IPC-DSA Professional Social Science Training Program (1986-2008) which supported the training of hundreds of social science professionals from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Congratulations to our new students under the IPC-DSA Scholarship Program! We look forward to supporting your scholarly and professional goals.

The 2014 IPC International Summer School for Doctoral Researchers on the Philippines with the theme “Historical and Ethnographic Approaches to Philippine Culture” is pleased to announce the eleven fellows who will be attending this year's Summer School, which will be held from June 1 to 4, 2014, at the IPC Conference Room, Ateneo de Manila University:

IPC at 50

 The Institute of Philippine Culture of the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University will be celebrating its 53rd anniversary with the book launch of IPC at 50: Celebrating Social Science Research and Training. This will be held on Monday, 16 September 2013, four o'clock in the afternoon, at Faber Hall 101, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

The book IPC at 50: Celebrating Social Science Research and Training is a tribute to the contributions to the social sciences of the IPC. On the occasion of its fifty-third anniversary, the IPC in this book gathers 53 memoirs written by 55 present and former IPC staff members and affiliates. In their memoirs, the writers share their personal insights on and remembrances of working at the IPC, and being shaped by the pioneering vision of Frank Lynch, SJ. Edited by Cynthia C. Veneracion, the book includes a Foreword by Mary Racelis, an Introduction by Ricardo G. Abad, and an Annotated List of IPC Projects (1960-2010).

The IPC's 53rd anniversary celebration will include a talk on the legacy of Frank Lynch SJ, by Mary Racelis; an overview of the IPC at 50 book project, by Cynthia C. Veneracion; an overview of the IPC at 50 memoirs and memoir writers, by Ricardo G. Abad; "testimonials" by six IPC researchers on what their IPC experience has meant to them; presentation of book copies to University administrators and the memoir writers; and a celebratory dinner.

Do join us in our celebration!

The Institute of Philippine Culture of the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University is  hosting an annual international summer school aimed  to pool together the most promising young researchers on the Philippines. Organized by Dr. Lisandro Claudio and Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, the summer school will be held on  2-5 June 2013 in Ateneo de Manila University with the theme,  “Historical and ethnographic approaches to Philippine culture.” 

IPC is pleased to announce this year's Summer School Fellows: