ABOUT THE FORUM

Now on its 5th year, the International Research Forum on the Philippines (IRFP), previously known as The Philippine Research Forum, is a gathering of academics, scholars, and students interested about the Philippines.  It is a coming together of people from different disciplines, locations, and cultural backgrounds to discuss about their recent scholarly work related to the Philippines, attend workshops, and engage in roundtable discussions about the annual theme.The Filipino Australian Students Council of Victoria (FASTCO), in cooperation with the Philippines Australia Studies Center of La Trobe University, hopes to make IRFP 2017 an avenue to raise critical questions, intellectually engage with fellow scholars on the Philippines, and hopefully generate constructive ideas concerning issues, challenges, and potentials of Philippine research.  With the vibrant Melbourne landscape and interesting papers as backdrop, this year's forum is definitely something to look forward to.
 

Plenary Speakers

Dr Nicole C Curato

Dr William Peterson

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow

Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis 

University of Canberra

Senior Lecturer

Department of Drama, School of Creative Arts 

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 

Flinders University

 

ABOUT THE FORUM

Now on its 5th year, the International Research Forum on the Philippines (IRFP), previously known as the Philippine Research Forum, is a gathering of academics, scholars, and students interested about the Philippines.  It is a coming together of people from different disciplines, locations, and cultural backgrounds to discuss about their recent scholarly work related to the Philippines, attend workshops, and engage in roundtable discussions about the annual theme.The Filipino Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO), in cooperation with the Philippine Australia Studies Centre of La Trobe University, hopes to make IRFP 2017 an avenue to raise critical questions, intellectually engage with fellow scholars on the Philippines, and hopefully generate constructive ideas concerning issues, challenges, and potentials of Philippine research. With the vibrant Melbourne landscape and interesting papers as backdrop, this year's forum is definitely something to look forward to.

Click here to read about IRFP2016

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Philippine postcolonial realities reveal the limitations of understanding national territories, cultures, politics, institutions, and identities in either monolithic or dichotomous terms. The 21st century has at once constituted and been constituted by conditions whereby the Filipino people’s ways of belonging to the nation, the region, and the world have become more fractal and less predictable than before. Recent developments in the Philippines show that political, geographic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethical demarcations have not only become blurry but are also, and more importantly, constantly shifting or adjusting. This international research forum calls for papers from the arts and humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and engineering that explore ways to surmount totalistic perspectives about Philippine or Filipino life, and grasp the tensions in reconfigured or newly emerging issues on contemporary Philippines. We welcome scholarly submissions that address or may fall under broad themes such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Globalisation and Localisation

  • Nation and Diaspora

  • Materiality and Intangibility

  • Mobility and Stasis

  • Innovation and Convention

  • People and Environment

  • Power and Susceptibility

  • Progress and Poverty

  • Secularity and Sacredness

  • Sustainability and Loss

 

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline: 15 September 2017, 5:00 PM (AEDT)

Notification of acceptance: At least one week after abstract submission 

Selected papers may be invited for inclusion in a refereed conference proceedings  

 

Complete the submission through http://bit.ly/IRFP2017 and provide (1) title, (2) 250-word abstract, (3) 5 keywords and (4) 100-word bio. 

 

Kindly address all inquiries concerning the conference to the co-chairs, Oscar T Serquiña and Allen A Espinosa, at official@fastcovic.org with the subject "IRFP 2017".

 

Conference Fees

AUD150 - Professionals and international participants

AUD30 - Australia-based students

Free for FASTCO members

FORUM OVERVIEW

Panel 1: Post-truth era: Effects on Philippine studies scholarship and research

Dr Angelito Calma

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne

Panellist 

Dr Marienette Vega

Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier MaterialsDeakin University

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University

Panellist 

Dr Angela Cruz

Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Monash University

Panellist 

Panel 2: Circulating and disseminating research or creative work

Dr Rebecca Valenzuela

Senior Lecturer, Department of EconomicsMonash University

Panellist 

Dr Claire Scoular

Academic, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Research Fellow, Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology Research Centre, University of the Philippines Diliman 

Panellist 

BookB

Dr Vito Butardo Jr

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology

Panellist 

Book Launch

Dr Hannah Bulloch

Researcher, National Centre for Indigenous StudiesAdjunt Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology, 

Australian National University

Author 

In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island 

A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency

Dr Nicole C Curato

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

Editor

 

ORGANISED BY

IN COOPERATION WITH

Philippines-Australia Studies Centre (PASC)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

WITH SUPPORT FROM

FILIPINO-AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS COUNCIL OF VICTORIA

BOARD 2017-2018

President                                  Ethel Villafranca

VP-Internal                               John Cormanèz

VP External                              David Bryan Collado Lozada

Secretary                                  Patricia Cruz

Director - Finance                     Allen A Espinosa

Director - Organizational

   Identity and Development      Neilsen Tolentino Campit

Director - Learning                    Oscar Tantoco Serquiña

Director - Communications       Mina Akram

Director - Resource

   Development                         Ed Rimmington

Director - Special Projects        Rowena Veloso

The Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASCTO) is a student-led hub of Filipino student organisations in Victoria supported by the Philippine Consulate of Victoria and the Philippine Community Council of Victoria.

FASTCO welcomes Filipino international and domestic students, Filipino-Australian students as well as non-students who wish to be part of the community of individual offering support to students.

Please click here to become a member:

http://bit.ly/FASTCOmembership

IRFP 2017 ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Co-convenors            Allen A Espinosa, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

                                  Oscar Tantoco Serquiña, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

                                 

Members                   Mina Akram, 

                                  Swinburne University of Technology

                                  Martin Isidro, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

                                  David Bryan Collado Lozada, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

                                  Charles Siriban, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

                                  Neslie Carol Tan, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

                                  Ethel Villafranca, 

                                  The University of Melbourne

 

INFO

Conference Venue: 

La Trobe University, City Campus, 20th floor, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

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