“Gahum sa Buut: Tindig at Pamana ng Bayan” Session 3

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Greetings from the UP Quincentennial Committee!

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well amid the ongoing pandemic.

We cordially invite you to the University of the Philippines (UP) Quincentennial Commemorative Webinar slated on 24-26 November 2021.

The University of the Philippines (UP) joins the nation in commemorating the fifth century of the Philippine phase of the world's first circumnavigation. UP is holding a year-long commemoration with the theme "Gahum sa Buut: Tindig at Pamana ng Bayan" as the University's contribution to the nation's quincentennial celebration. It seeks to highlight perspectives on the Conquista from the lens of how we, as a people, understand our shared past and advance a holistic and inclusive history of the nation.

UP's commemoration is interdisciplinary, taking into account the expertise of its constituent universities from UP Baguio up north to UP Mindanao down south. It aims to facilitate a series of activities geared towards the collaboration of academic units across the UP System and engagement of multiple publics in and out of the University. These include academic conferences and trainings, cultural performances, art exhibits, and competitions utilizing online platforms in light of the current public health crisis.

One of the main activities of the UP Quincentennial Committee is a three-day webinar designed to explain and expound on the theme of the commemoration. It aims to outline a set of essential truths on Philippine society and culture before the 20th century. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: geographical bases and cultural roots of early communities, the emergence of polities such as datuships and sultanates, processes of acculturation affected by colonization and cultural exchange, and building national consciousness in the 19th century. It also seeks to introduce pedagogical interventions on how to discuss the topics mentioned above.

The event is free and open to the public.

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For more information, pasted below are the following links:

Webinar Program and Publicity Collaterals


Registration Link


Maraming salamat po at padayon sa pagyabong sa gitna ng pandemya!

UP Quincentennial Committee