Sunday, December 20, 2020

Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT)

UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO INC. (UGAT)


The Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao Inc. (UGAT), organized in early 1977 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1979, is the national organization of anthropologists in the Philippines. It is also known as the Anthropological Association of the Philippines. UGAT’s main objectives are:

  • To promote, develop and disseminate anthropological knowledge;

  • To promote, deepen the knowledge, understanding and participation of and among different ethno-linguistic groups in working towards an integrated national consciousness and development;

  • To promote and forge linkages among anthropologists and others doing related work within the country and other parts of the world;

  • To uphold professional ethics.
Since its founding, UGAT has been conducting annual national conferences not only to discuss professional concerns but also to make anthropology more involved in national issues affecting Philippine society and culture.

UGAT is a regular member of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) and is affiliated with the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).

Journal Information

AGHAMTAO is the official publication of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT), the Anthropological Association of the Philippines.  Beginning with its maiden issue in 1978 devoted to a stocktaking of Anthropology in the Philippines, it continues to provide a forum for the “scholarship and the practice of anthropology,” covering such diverse areas as development and sustainability, disaster, ethnicity and national unity, education, and mass movements. The journal features selected papers read in annual conferences as well as reports from special events organized by UGAT.

AGHAMTAO comes out as a regular issue in October. All articles are screened by the Editorial Board, and undergo a double-blind review process. ​Issues of the journal are available at the PSSC Central Subscription Service.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

UGAT 40th Annual Conference Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT)
Anthropological Association of the Philippines

40th Annual Conference
An International Gathering
OUR INTERCONNECTEDNESS:
DOING ANTHROPOLOGY IN A TIME OF ECOLOGICAL CRISIS
ANTHROPOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS AND WHAT OUGHT TO BE 
8-10 November 2018
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan


We invite participants to the 40th UGAT Annual Conference to reconsider the meaning of the adage, “All things are connected.” Once evocative of spiritual environmentalism, it now also calls up the messy entanglements of species, ecosystems, households, communities, economies, technologies, politics, and nation-states. Now more than ever and on unprecedented scales, organisms and persons, communities and environments are connected in complex ways, producing impacts and repercussions that may be beneficial to some, yet detrimental to others. These connections are not always visible or self-evident. Interconnectedness is recognized time and again in traditional ecological knowledge and now it is increasingly being acknowledged and probed across academic fields.

In this international conference, we aim to follow the multiple strands of our interconnectedness with the environment, and in so doing confront the ecological crises that threaten entire species and ways of life, as well as to pay attention to, and learn from human adaptability. What can we learn from local solutions or responses to climate change, extreme weather events, water and food insecurity, and the steady depletion and degradation of finite, life-supporting resources in the names of sustainable development and economic growth? Given that governments, transnational institutions, corporations, and civil society are part of these entanglements, we ask participants to consider and make explicit the practical and policy implications of their work.

In addition, we invite participants to reflect on the disciplinal and theoretical boundaries between anthropocentrism and biocentrism, and to consider the possibilities of shifting or removing these boundaries in this epoch we now know as the Anthropocene. We might examine, for example, how we have built bodies of knowledge on human-environment relationships, moving through ecological anthropology and political ecology, towards planetary anthropology, interspecies ethnography, and the investigation of the “more than human” or “other than human” aspects of anthropological work. Participants are encouraged to reassess theories, methodologies, and ethics, to revisit past studies, and to explore transdisciplinary, multi-sectoral collaborations in the light of the ecological crises we face.

We invite scholars and teachers from other disciplines, practitioners, advocates, policy-makers, development workers, and indigenous scholars, youth, and elders from around the world to be part of this reckoning in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, an island once known as the last Philippine frontier, now a site of swift environmental transformation.

We welcome abstracts for ethnographic papers or proposals for panels with a theoretical lens, community-led case studies, as well as transdisciplinary panels exploring novel methodologies and research questions on the following sub-topics:
  • Cultural, linguistic, and biological diversity: the looming extinction of species, languages, and lifeways; the interconnections between health, health practices, and ecology; gendered interactions with the environment.
  • Climate change: Resilience, adaptation and mitigation; disasters and disaster-response; food security; water security.
  • Economies and ecologies: extractive industries and the questions of viability and alternatives; global neoliberal capitalism and its impact in local environments; class inequality and ecology; ecotourism; traditional and contemporary livelihoods.
  • Interspecies ethnography: interactions and connections between humans and other species; the rights of animals, land, and bodies of water.
  • Protected areas: nature conservation, sacred places, modified landscapes and seascapes; wetlands, marine ecosystems, riverine communities, forests, Indigenous Communities’ Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCAs).
  • Ecological knowledge: traditional, local, and indigenous; environmental education; intersections between traditional ecological knowledge and science.
  • Ethics and methodology for research in communities dealing with, or contributing to ecological crises.
  • Revisiting early environmental ethnographies: How have things changed since? What predictions have come to fruition?
  • Proposals for special panels on research conducted in Palawan (whether or not they fall under the theme or sub-topics) are welcome.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Organized panels: Proposals for organized panels may be comprised of three to four individual papers. The following must be submitted as a proposal: 1) an over-arching abstract (maximum 250 words) on the topic or argument of the panel; 2) abstracts for the individual papers that comprise the panel (please see submission guidelines for individual papers); 3) contact details of the corresponding proponent with whom UGAT may communicate directly.

Individual papers: Abstracts for individual papers (maximum 250 words) must be written in a manner that is accessible to non-academic audiences. The proponents’ resume and contact details must be appended (institutional affiliation, email address, telephone numbers, mailing address).

Students intending to join the Student Paper competition must indicate this in the submission. Please specify the degree program, year level, and university.

Kindly email your proposals as an attachment (in MS Word format) to ugat.conference@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION TIMELINE 

The deadline for individual abstracts and panel proposals is 25 May 2018. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 15 August 2018 and will be asked to submit full papers on or before 31 August 2018.

CONTACT UGAT

For further information, please contact the conference secretariat at ugat.conference@gmail.com.

Monitor UGAT on FB for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/ugat1978/

Download PDF here: UGAT 40th Annual Conference CFA

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Aghamtao 27 - Call for Submissions

Aghamtao: Journal of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) / Anthropological Association of the Philippines
Volume 27




CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We are now accepting article submissions for Vol. 27 of AGHAMTAO, the official and peer-reviewed journal of the Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao (UGAT), Inc. This issue will carry the theme, "The Struggle for Rights:  Anthropological Reflections on What Is and What Ought to Be." The editors are especially interested in full versions of the papers or presentations read during the 39th UGAT Annual Conference; articles or essays that engage with such papers or presentations; or which otherwise address the state, complexity and dynamics of the contemporary human rights situation in the Philippines.  Submissions that do not meet these criteria, but have clear substantive, theoretical or methodological merit, shall be given due consideration for inclusion in the issue.

Please email submissions to aghamtaojournal@gmail.com as soon as possible in order to be considered for the issue, which is scheduled for launch during the 40th UGAT Annual National Conference in 2018. To allow for the review process, the closing date for submissions for this particular issue is 30 April 2018. Submissions received beyond this date however may be considered for succeeding issues of the journal.

Article submissions must be emailed in MS Word .doc format, accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words.  All figures (numbered and with captions) must be in a separate file. The minimum length for an article submission is 3,000 words. For referencing style, kindly consult recent issues of AghamTao.


Very truly yours,


Augusto B. Gatmaytan, Issue Editor
and the Editorial Board of AGHAMTAO Vol. 27

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

UGAT 39th Annual Conference - In Photos

UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT)
Anthropological Association of the Philippines

39th Annual Conference
THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS: 
ANTHROPOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS AND WHAT OUGHT TO BE 
9-11 November, 2017
Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City

IN PHOTOS


















Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Aghamtao 25 (Special Issue)

Aghamtao: Journal of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) / Anthropological Association of the Philippines
Volume 25, No 2 / 2017 (Special Issue)



Articles: 

Editors’ Notes

“Amoy isda”: The Middle Class Life of Fishmongers
Nelson Turgo

The Dynamics of the Fish Trade in Cebu City
Romeo J. Toring, Jr.

“Barter”: The Persistence of an Illicit Trade in Commercial Fishing Industry
Cherry Jhane Mondilla

Revisiting tensions and successes of marine protected areas in a Visayan municipality
Enrique G. Oracion

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) watching and tourism in Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu: Ecological Insights from Local Knowledge
Andrew John Fernandez

Dagat ug Kinabuhi: A survey of Bais fisherfolk and their survival strategies
Gerardo C. Maxino and Juliet J. Torete

‘Outsmarting the tuna’: Pamarilis, Technological Innovation and Local Knowledge in the Davao Gulf
Glenn Francis C. Lanticse

Obituaries: Wilfredo Arce, Harold Conklin, F. Landa Jocano, William Longacre, Mariflor Parpan, and Gerard Rixhon

Source: 

Journal cover courtesy of Maria Mangahas

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Travel Advisory: UGAT Conference, Cagayan de Oro (CDO)

Travel Advisory from our Conference Host

Cagayan de Oro's Airport is in Laguindingan (between CDO and Iligan City), and 45 minutes away from Cagayan de Oro City.

From Laguindingan, participants could take a taxi at P500.00 to Cagayan de Oro or take the shuttle vans (priced at 150-199.00). Most of these vans are "door-to-door" and could take some time before the participant reach Cagayan de Oro. I suggest they take either Lax Shuttle or Magnum Express and then get off at Centrio/Ayala Mall.

Centrio/Ayala Mall is about 100 meters away from Capitol University. Seda Hotel is in Centrio. Budgetel is right in front of Capitol University along Corrales Extension. For guests staying at Mallberry Hotel they could take the Magnum Express because the terminal of Magnum is at Limketkai Mall, very near Mallberry.

Please advise participants to take their current and valid ID cards (passport for foreigners) with clear photos. There could be 1-2 checkpoints along the way. Policemen at these checkpoints are generally nice and respectful, so there is no need to worry.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WCAA Global Survey on Anthropological Practice

Dear UGAT members and practitioners of Anthropology,

Greetings! UGAT, as a member of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), is administering the Global Survey of Anthropological Practice (GSAP). This is an on-line survey for all member associations of the WCAA from October 17, 2017 to January 31, 2018 only.  All UGAT members (whether past active members or in current standing) are encouraged to please participate in the survey.

The survey can be answered by clicking the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6NWPRG7

The aim of the Global Survey is to compile information on the contemporary state of anthropology as an international profession. The survey will collect information about the demographic characteristics of anthropologists, their qualifications and employment status, the nature of their work, and the thematic and regional focus of their expertise. The results will feed into ongoing reviews of anthropological practice globally, including teaching and learning issues, professional development and under-employment. (More information about the objective of the survey is also available on the survey link)

The survey is a significant opportunity to learn more about the current state of our community of practice: who we are, what we do, and where we do it.

Thank you for taking the time to answer the survey! Please forward this message to all concerned.

Thank you very much,

Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where to Stay in CDO

Where to stay in CDO - recommended accommodation options for the 39th Annual Conference of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc (UGAT)

RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE VENUE

Budgetel Bed and Breakfast Corrales Extension
(63-88) 856-4200; 856-6829; 0917-7941010; 998-9610049

  • Standard single 650.00
  • Standard twin 990.00
  • Standard double 990.00
  • Superior Twin 1, 180.00


GV Hotel Corrales Extension
(63-88) 323 1547

  • Standard single 500.00
  • Budget twin (for 2) 650.00
  • Standard twin (for 2) 750.00
  • Standard family (for 3) 1,000.00


300-500 METERS AWAY FROM THE VENUE

Seda Hotel Corrales-CM Recto Avenue
(63-088) 323 8888; 0917 577 5880

  • De luxe (good for 3) 3,900.00 – 7,000.00


Urban Pod, Corrales Avenue
(088) 859 0687; 0926 0233443

  • Single 625.00
  • Double 775.00
  • Twin 875.00
  • Family 975.00
  • Capsule 250.00/pax


Red Planet Hotel, Recto Avenue
(088) 880-0888
Note: Breakfast at P246.00/plate served by Circa Restaurant

  • Double 1,650.00
  • Twin Single 1,750.00


Xentro Hotel Corrales Avenue
(088) 850 1922; 0925 868 8689; 0917 723 0861

  • Economy 595.00
  • Standard Single 695.00
  • Standard Double 950.00


Metro Hotel (in between Centrio Mall and SM Downtown)
0917 888 5388

  • Single Room 880.00
  • Double Room 980.00


REQUIRING TAXI (flagdown 40.00) OR JEEPNEY (7.00)

Mallberry Suites Lim Ket Kai Compound
(088) 854 9999; 09175491421

  • Standard 1,980.00
  • De luxe 2,400.00
  • Corporate Solo 1,780.00 (with breakfast)


Travelers Pod, Recto Avenue
(088) 851-8988
Meals not included but available at the hotel lobby. Meals by Figaro

  • De luxe Pod 1,500.00


Nature’s Pension T. Chavez Street
(088) 723551; 857 1900

  • Standard room 720.00
  • Superior room 840.00
  • Executive Room 960.00


Grand City Hotel A. Velez/Abejuela streets
(088) 723 551; 723 658; 857 2272; 09554195578

  • Economy (good for 2) 980.00


New Dawn Pension Velez Street
(088 22) 721776; 721777; 8571776; 09264620881

  • Economy (double) 880.00
  • Standard (triple) 980.00
  • Superior (for 3) 1,180.00


Fem’s Vines Inn Aguinaldo-Yacapin Streets
(+63 88) 857 4762

  • Standard single 625.00


VIP Hotel Don Velez Street
08822-726080; 726552; 088-8562505; 09178843847

  • Business 1,950.00 (good for 2 with breakfast)
  • VIP class 2,800.00 (good for 2 with breakfast)

Philtown Hotel Velez Street
(08822) 726335; 723089; 0916 6716124

  • Tourist 1,000.00
  • Deluxe 1,200.00
  • Ambassador 1,300.00


Wen Grace Dormitory and Transient
Fernandez Street and Corrales Avenue
(088) 851 1247; 09233012626

  • Aircon room (for 2)
  • Transient per day 540.00

Monday, September 25, 2017

CHED Memorandum/Endorsement

CHED Memorandum/Endorsement

MEMORANDUM FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

FOR:

All CHED Central and Regional Office Directors
All Presidents / Heads of Public and Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

SUBJECT:

Participation in the 39th Annual Conference with the theme, "The Struggle for Rights: Anthropological Reflections on What is, and What Ought to be," organized by the Ugnayang Pang-Agham Tao, Inc., (UGAT) to be held on November 9-11, 2017 at the Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro Cty

DATE: September 25, 2017

In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (R.A) 7722, otherwise known as the "Higher Education Act of 1994", this Office hereby endorses the above undertaking organized by the Ugnayang Pang-Agham Tao (UGAT), for the support and participation of all concerned.

This activity is open to all interested participants from Higher Education Institutions (HEis).

Participation of officials, employees and students from private higher education institutions shall be VOLUNTARY Officials and employees of State and Local Universities and Colleges (SUCs and LUCs) who will participate in this activity should obtain prior approval from the President/Head of their respective institutions and are hereby reminded to observe proper use of government funds in accordance with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM} National Budget Circular No. 486 and Administrative Order No. 103.

For registration and further information, you may coordinate with the following contact persons:

Conference Secretariat
Jessie Varquez, Jr., at ugat.conference@gmail.com; or
Lilian de La Pena at 0927-303-7081

Wide dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


PATRICIA B. LICUANAN, Ph.D. (Sgd)

Download scanned copy here: https://goo.gl/292CsF

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Aghamtao Online

Aghamtao: Journal of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) / Anthropological Association of the Philippines
Volume 1 to 20  / 1978 to 2011

Aghamtao, the official publication of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT), the Anthropological Association of the Philippines, is now online.

Beginning with its maiden issue in 1978 devoted to a stocktaking of Anthropology in the Philippines, Aghamtao continues to provide a forum for the “scholarship and practice of anthropology” in the Philippines. Aghamtao features papers read in annual conferences as well as reports from special events organized by UGAT.

You may access archival issues of the publication at -

http://116.50.242.171/PSSC/index.php/agt01/index



This site features past issues of Aghamtao. Users are requested to provide proper attribution to works accessed in this site and observe other terms of usage under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Philippines License.

Alternate site (Philippine Social Science Center Knowledge Archive) -

http://lynchlibrary.pssc.org.ph:8081/handle/0/137

Thursday, September 7, 2017

UGAT 39th Annual Conference Call for Participation

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT)
Anthropological Association of the Philippines

39th Annual Conference
THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS: 
ANTHROPOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS AND WHAT OUGHT TO BE 
9-11 November 2017
Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City

The UGAT cordially invites you to its 39th Annual Conference at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, from 9-11 November 2017. The central theme of the conference is on human rights, and it will thus offer academic panels, round-table discussions, distinguished lectures, films, and special talks that consider ‘rights’ as a lens by which to weigh the realities of people’s daily lives against what they believe they are entitled to in their lives, in terms of goods or benefits, services or resources, or respect and human dignity. Implicit here is the assumption that there is a difference between what is and what ought to be; a difference that demands analysis in terms of context and causation, and understanding in terms of appreciation of peoples’ perceptions of their situation and their agentive responses thereto. This project is timely and relevant, given the unsettling times and spaces that our people now occupy.

We seek to foster further critical reflection upon the state of our country, people, and communities today; encourage theoretical and methodological refinement in the work of academics, activists, development workers, media practitioners, policy-makers, legislators, government officials, educators, health practitioners, and other actors; and perhaps provide a platform for dialogue on the possible role of anthropologists and other scholars and practitioners in light of the presentations and discussions in the conference.

Conference Convenor: Atty. Augusto B. Gatmaytan, PhD

Registration fee

Early registration (before 15 October 2017)
P3,000 non-member
P2,000 UGAT member
P1,500 student

On-site registration

P3,500 non-member
P2,500 UGAT member
P2,000 student

The Registration Fee covers the cost of the conference kit and meals (lunch and snacks). To register early, please deposit the amount to “Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc.”, CA 393359300015, at the Philippine National Bank (PNB - UP Campus Branch). Please present the deposit slip during conference registration. Membership in the UGAT is not included in the Registration Fee. The annual membership fee is PhP 750.00, inclusive of a copy of the AghamTao journal. Interested individuals may sign up for membership during the conference.

For further information, you may contact the conference secretariat (Jessie Varquez, Jr.) at ugat.conference@gmail.com or 09273037081 (Lilian de la Peña). Monitor UGAT on FB for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/ugat1978/.

Kindly forward this Call for Participation to your contacts and networks.

You can download pdf of this document here: https://goo.gl/K3GieU

Saturday, June 17, 2017

UGAT 39th Annual Conference - Second Call for Papers

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT)
Anthropological Association of the Philippines

39th Annual Conference
THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS: 
ANTHROPOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS AND WHAT OUGHT TO BE 
9-11 November, 2017
Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City



Participants to the 39th UGAT Annual Conference are invited to consider ‘rights’ as a lens by which to weigh the realities of people’s daily lives against what they believe they are entitled to in their lives, in terms of goods or benefits, services or resources, or respect and human dignity. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that there is a difference between what is and what ought to be; a difference that demands analysis in terms of context and causation, and understanding in terms of appreciation of peoples’ perceptions of their situation and their agentive responses thereto. This project is timely, given the new, sometimes unsettling times and spaces people now occupy.

In this way, we may seek to foster further critical reflection upon the state of our country, people, and communities today; encourage theoretical and methodological refinement in the work of academics, activists, development workers, media practitioners, policy-makers, legislators, government officials, educators, health practitioners, and other actors; and perhaps provide a platform for dialogue on the possible role of anthropologists and other scholars and practitioners in light of the presentations and discussions in the conference.

Proposals for panels and paper that rely on local, ethnographic, or community-generated case-studies are particularly invited to address the following topics:
  • Roots of rights: indigenous or Philippine understandings of rights and obligations; reflections on religions and rights
  • Indigenous rights: assessing the IPRA on its 20th year; realizing self-determination; changing discourses (e.g., national minorities vs. indigenous peoples); indigenous concept of justice and rights in conflict resolution; recognition of rights according to the customary laws of indigenous communities
  • Human rights 1: consequences of war (e.g., secession, drugs, insurgency, etc.; the phenomenology of counter-insurgency; ethnographic reflections on state and anti-state violence)
  • Human rights 2: ethnographies of silence (or public acquiescence to violence); public secrets; scholarship in times of trouble
  • Women’s rights: continuities and changes; the state of Philippine feminism and feminist anthropology
  • Gender rights: sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions; LGBTQ+ rights
  • Moro rights: Islamic notions of rights; reflections on Moro identity and resistance; anthropological insights into the Moros’ road to peace
  • Governance and self-determination: issues in sovereignty; individual rights and human security; state power and instrumentalities
  • Rights of the displaced or dislocated: ethnographies of the internally displaced; the plight of informal settlers; issues arising from displacement or dislocation due to conflicts and disasters
  • Labor rights: continuities and changes; labor conditions in new and/or ‘shadow’ industries
  • Farmers’ rights: assessing the state’s agrarian reform program; the impact of climate change; the state of farmers and farming in the country
  • Property rights: transnational companies and local land grabs; the phenomenology of urbanization; issues in tenure systems
  • Environmental rights: continuities and changes in environmental advocacy; local responses to global climate change; articulating the rights of Nature; biodiversity conservation
  • Consumer rights: the ethnography of traffic; the phenomenology of disaster and life after disasters; reflections on the right to information; the internet as venue for activism and anti-activism
  • Rights of the disabled: reflections on/by people with physical and mental disabilities; inclusivity in the workplace; access to basic services; assessment of the implementation of the Magna Carta for disabled persons
  • Media rights: access to media and information; issues and concerns in various media (e.g., print, broadcast, new, social, etc.)
  • Children’s rights: the ethnography of young people; children in conflict with the law; the right to basic education, play and self-expression; issues on bullying
  • Language rights: struggles against the extinction of languages; the language of rights, the language of impunity
  • Rights to the past: Heritage and the materiality of symbols; struggles against revisionism; who owns the past?
  • Intellectual and privacy rights: copyright and ownership issues of creative, scholarly and other intellectual pursuits; informed consent and rights of research subjects
  • Non-human rights: rights and obligations in human and non-human relations; multispecies ethnographies; do spirits, plants, and animals have rights?
Proposals for other topics are also welcome, and will be given serious consideration.

Conference Convenor: Atty. Augusto Gatmaytan, PhD

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  • Proposals for papers must include an abstract (250 words) written in a style that is accessible to non-academic audiences. Sub-themes into which the abstract falls may also be indicated. 
  • Proposals for panels, must include a panel abstract as well as paper abstracts.
  • Please include author’s name(s), institutional affiliation, and complete contact information (email-address, contact number and mailing address). 
  • Students intending to join the Student Paper competition must indicate this in the submission. Please specify the degree program, year level, and university.  
  • Kindly email your proposals as an attachment (in MS Word format) to ugatconference@gmail.com.   
Download CFP pdf here: goo.gl/cv6waV

Deadline: 10 August 2017
Notice of acceptance of proposals will be issued by email by September 2017.

For further information, please contact the conference secretariat at ugatconference@gmail.com (Jessie Varquez, Jr.) or 09273037081 (Lilian de la Peña).

Monitor UGAT on FB for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/ugat1978/.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

UGAT 39th Annual Conference Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT)
Anthropological Association of the Philippines

39th Annual Conference
THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS: 
ANTHROPOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS AND WHAT OUGHT TO BE 
9-11 November, 2017
Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City


Participants to the 39th UGAT Annual Conference are invited to consider ‘rights’ as a lens by which to weigh the realities of people’s daily lives against what they believe they are entitled to in their lives, in terms of goods or benefits, services or resources, or respect and human dignity. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that there is a difference between what is and what ought to be; a difference that demands analysis in terms of context and causation, and understanding in terms of appreciation of peoples’ perceptions of their situation and their agentive responses thereto. This project is timely, given the new, sometimes unsettling times and spaces people now occupy.

In this way, we may seek to foster further critical reflection upon the state of our country, people, and communities today; encourage theoretical and methodological refinement in the work of academics, activists, development workers, media practitioners, policy-makers, legislators, government officials, educators, health practitioners, and other actors; and perhaps provide a platform for dialogue on the possible role of anthropologists and other scholars and practitioners in light of the presentations and discussions in the conference.

Proposals for panels and paper that rely on local, ethnographic, or community-generated case-studies are particularly invited to address the following topics:
  • Roots of rights: indigenous or Philippine understandings of rights and obligations; reflections on religions and rights
  • Indigenous rights: assessing the IPRA on its 20th year; realizing self-determination; changing discourses (e.g., national minorities vs. indigenous peoples); indigenous concept of justice and rights in conflict resolution; recognition of rights according to the customary laws of indigenous communities
  • Human rights 1: consequences of war (e.g., secession, drugs, insurgency, etc.; the phenomenology of counter-insurgency; ethnographic reflections on state and anti-state violence)
  • Human rights 2: ethnographies of silence (or public acquiescence to violence); public secrets; scholarship in times of trouble
  • Women’s rights: continuities and changes; the state of Philippine feminism and feminist anthropology
  • Gender rights: sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions; LGBTQ+ rights
  • Moro rights: Islamic notions of rights; reflections on Moro identity and resistance; anthropological insights into the Moros’ road to peace
  • Governance and self-determination: issues in sovereignty; individual rights and human security; state power and instrumentalities
  • Rights of the displaced or dislocated: ethnographies of the internally displaced; the plight of informal settlers; issues arising from displacement or dislocation due to conflicts and disasters
  • Labor rights: continuities and changes; labor conditions in new and/or ‘shadow’ industries
  • Farmers’ rights: assessing the state’s agrarian reform program; the impact of climate change; the state of farmers and farming in the country
  • Property rights: transnational companies and local land grabs; the phenomenology of urbanization; issues in tenure systems
  • Environmental rights: continuities and changes in environmental advocacy; local responses to global climate change; articulating the rights of Nature; biodiversity conservation
  • Consumer rights: the ethnography of traffic; the phenomenology of disaster and life after disasters; reflections on the right to information; the internet as venue for activism and anti-activism
  • Rights of the disabled: reflections on/by people with physical and mental disabilities; inclusivity in the workplace; access to basic services; assessment of the implementation of the Magna Carta for disabled persons
  • Media rights: access to media and information; issues and concerns in various media (e.g., print, broadcast, new, social, etc.)
  • Children’s rights: the ethnography of young people; children in conflict with the law; the right to basic education, play and self-expression; issues on bullying
  • Language rights: struggles against the extinction of languages; the language of rights, the language of impunity
  • Rights to the past: Heritage and the materiality of symbols; struggles against revisionism; who owns the past?
  • Intellectual and privacy rights: copyright and ownership issues of creative, scholarly and other intellectual pursuits; informed consent and rights of research subjects
  • Non-human rights: rights and obligations in human and non-human relations; multispecies ethnographies; do spirits, plants, and animals have rights?
Proposals for other topics are also welcome, and will be given serious consideration.

Conference Convenor: Atty. Augusto Gatmaytan, PhD

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  • Proposals for papers must include an abstract (250 words) written in a style that is accessible to non-academic audiences. Sub-themes into which the abstract falls may also be indicated. 
  • Proposals for panels, must include a panel abstract as well as paper abstracts.
  • Please include author’s name(s), institutional affiliation, and complete contact information (email-address, contact number and mailing address). 
  • Students intending to join the Student Paper competition must indicate this in the submission. Please specify the degree program, year level, and university.  
  • Kindly email your proposals as an attachment (in MS Word format) to ugatconference@gmail.com.   

Deadline: 01 June 2017
Notice of acceptance of proposals will be issued by email by August 2017.

For further information, please contact the conference secretariat at ugatconference@gmail.com (Jessie Varquez, Jr.) or 09273037081 (Lilian de la Peña). Monitor UGAT on FB for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/ugat1978/.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Aghamtao 26 - Call for Submissions

Aghamtao: Journal of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) / Anthropological Association of the Philippines
Volume 26 / 2017




CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

AGHAMTAO, the official and peer-reviewed journal of the Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao, Inc., is now accepting article submissions for Vol.26.

Submissions are encouraged to engage with the theme: “Circulating Anthropological Knowledge in the Public Sphere: Building Communities of Practice”.

Please email submissions to aghamtaojournal@gmail.com as soon as possible in order to be considered for the issue which is scheduled for launch in October 2017.  Given the review process, the closing date for submissions for this particular issue is March 2017. Submissions received beyond this date would be considered for succeeding issues.

Article submissions should be emailed in MS Word .doc format. It should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words.  All figures (numbered and with captions) should be in a separate file. The minimum length for an article submission is 3,000 words.  For referencing style, please consult recent issues of AghamTao.


Very truly yours,


Fernando Zialcita and Jose Jowel Canuday, Issue Editors
Eulalio Guieb III, Editor-in-Chief
and the Editorial Board of AGHAMTAO Vol.26