A Three Day Philippine Studies/Digital Humanities Working Colloquium
16-18th of November 2023 at SOAS, University of London

The 2023 Conference has Concluded

Thanks to all who participated!
Below is a 3 minute video of the conference

In this hands-on working colloquium, we hope to explore and advance the unique possibilities of Philippine Area Studies scholarship when merged with the digital. Accepting the widest range of possible Philippine studies disciplines and topics in any of the four archival media ( text, visual, sound and material culture ) we will work with scholars to address issues of access, usability and reception of scholarly work. 

The event programme will seek to:

  • gather scholars who are working on areas of Philippine studies research whose primary sources are mainly but not exclusively found in British institutions.
  • have these scholars present their preliminary research for discussion and workshopping.
  • bring these scholars to the United Kingdom to physically access the primary source materials relevant to their research.
  • bring together curators and specialists from the UK holding institutions to discuss ways to make the targeted research resources digitally available online.
  • conduct digital humanities workshops that are uniquely relevant to each or any of the accepted research proposals and work towards creating open access digital outputs.
  • discuss how scholarship and curatorial practices have changed in the past ten years and how they might change in the future, especially with the emergence of AI.
The event will be held onsite at SOAS. We will not be live-streaming but we will record some of the plenary sessions.
There are no registration fees, and there are some limited funds available for bursaries. If accepted, kindly email [email protected] for details.
The three-day sessions will be open to the general public but seats will be limited. We will be opening up for guest registration by July 2023.
This  working colloquium is being co- organized by Dr  Maria Cristina Juan of Philippine Studies at SOAS and Professor Ramon Guillermo, Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. 
The conference is supported  by the British Council, Philippines and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.