Call for Papers and Participation



School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University

Theme: Historical and ethnographic approaches to Philippine culture
1-4 June 2014
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 Second (2014) IPC Summer School for PhD Students in Philippine Studies. This will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University from June 1 to 4, 2014, 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, Dr. Patricio N. Abinales and Dr. Ramon Guillermo.

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 publication in Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints


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



Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents by 15 April 2014:

a)  Accomplished application form (please see file attachment)

b)  A curriculum vitae


c)  A paper that is 4,000 – 5,000 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 grades completed, and if possible, the grades.


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.



How to submit:


Application materials should be submitted via email or through a postal or courier service by 15 April 2014. For submissions via email, kindly send application materials to Applications may also be sent 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 late April 2014.

For inquiries, please contact:

Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara, PhD
Institute of Philippine Culture
Ateneo de Manila University
Tel: (63-2) 6067 ext. 213




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