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PEMSEA Webinar Series (Recordings)

Historicizing Disaster Risk Management webinar series

The theme of this webinar series is “Historicizing Disaster Risk Management: The Ecology of Mt. Isarog and its Environs.” This is the first Luce-PEMSEA activity, in collaboration with the Partido State University and the College of Social Sciences and Development, Polytechnic University of the Philippines. The webinar series will look at climate change, disaster risk management, and the Early Modern Period. The series will also forefront diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility issues in Philippine and Southeast Asian archaeology.

For more info about this series, go here.

Panel 1: Research, Training, and Partnerships: Breaking Disciplinary Boundaries 

August 2, 5pm (HST) / 8pm (PST) / August 3, 11am (Philippines)

Panelists: Raul Bradecina, Partido State University, Philippines; Miriam Stark, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Stephen Acabado, UCLA and Partido State University; Raul Sebastian, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Da-wei Kuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Moderator: Clement Camposano, University of the Philippines-Visayas

Watch the recording here.

Panel 2: Southeast Asia Climate in the last Millennium 

August 9, 4pm (HST) / 7pm (PST) / August 10, 10am (Philippines)

Panelists: Carlos Primo David, National Institutes of Geological Science, University of the Philippines; Mick Griffiths, William Paterson University, New Jersey; Riovie Ramos, William Paterson University, New Jersey

Moderator: Kathleen Johnson, University of California-Irvine

Watch the recording here.

Panel 3: PSU Research Highlights: Bicol Communities and Ecologies. 

August 16, 5pm (HST) / 8pm (PST) / August 17, 11am (Philippines)

Panelists: Ricky Laureta, PSU; Maria Christina Gumba, PSU; Marjorie Atole, PSU

Moderator: Da-wei Kuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Watch the recording here.

Panel 4: Environmental Change and Urbanization in the Early Modern Period 

August 24, 5pm (HST) / 8pm (PST) / August 25, 11am (Philippines)

Panelists: Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, University of California, San Diego; Patrick Roberts, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History; Grace Tesoro-Barretto, Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines; Roland Fletcher, University of Sydney

Moderator: Peter Lape, University of Washington

Watch the recording here.

Panel 5: Environmental and Economic History 

September 6, 5pm (HST) 8pm (PST) / September 7, 11am (Philippines)

Panelists: Patrick Henry Manguera, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Ruel Pagunsan, University of the Philippines-Diliman; Lou Angeli Ocampo, University of the Philippines-Diliman; Kerby Alvarez, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Moderator: Barbara Andaya, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Watch the recording here.

Panel 6: The Future of Southeast Asian Archaeology in the US 

September 13, 4pm (HST) / 7pm (PST) / September 14, 10am (Philippines)

Panelists: Alison Carter, University of Oregon; Nam C. Kim, University of Wisconsin; Madison Ben Marwick, University Washington; Mitch Hendrickson, University of Illinois-Chicago; Stephen Acabado, UCLA; Piphal Heng, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Moderators: Peter Lape (University of Washington) and Miriam Stark (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

Watch the recording here.

Panel 7: Women in Philippine Archaeology 

September 20, 8pm (PST) / September 21, 11am (Philippines)

Panelists: Marian Reyes, National Museum of the Philippines; Mylene Quinto Lising, Ateneo de Manila University; Sherrenne De Amboy, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Michelle Eusebio, University of the Philippines; Andrea Jalandoni, Griffiths University, Australia

Moderator: Grace Barretto-Tesoro, University of the Philippines

Watch the recording here.

Panel 8: Decolonizing SE Asian Archaeology 

September 27, 8pm (PST) / September 28, 11am (Philippines)

Panelists: Piphal Heng, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Udomluck Hoontrakul, Thammasat University; Panggah Ardiyansyah, SOAS University of London; Michael Armand Canilao, Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines

Moderator: Rasmi Shoocondej, Silpakorn University

Watch the recording here.

Co-sponsors: UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies; UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology; UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; UCLA Department of Anthropology; Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS), National Chengchi University, Taiwan

More about the series: 

Mt. Isarog holds a central place in the history and culture of the Partido District in Camarines Sur. The mountain towers over 10 towns that comprise the Partido District, an environmentally-diverse locale that features marine, riverine, and upland ecologies. This diversity has resulted in rich cultures that have utilized available resources to deal with the needs of communities. However, very little is known regarding the environmental and cultural histories of the region. To fill this knowledge gap, the Partido State University and UCLA-PEMSEA are collaborating in the organization of a series of workshops aimed at establishing what is known about the landscape history and cultural heritage of the district. We focus on the theme of disaster response as the region continues to experience massive environmental upheavals.

We are particularly interested in documenting changes during the Early Modern Period (1400-1830) and the large scale logging activities during the early 1900s. However, workshop themes are not limited to this time period, we also incorporate long-term climate perturbations and sea-level changes in the last 1,000 years. The workshop series will also serve to initiate mentoring relationships between senior scholars and early career scholars based in Southeast Asia.

This is the first of five workshops planned in the next five years as part of the UCLA Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia. The webinar series is part of the Henry Luce Foundation Southeast Asia Initiative support for the establishment of the PEMSEA. The webinar series is partly funded by a grant from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education to strengthen research partnerships between Partido State University and international institutions.