Where: Siliman University, Dumaguete City
When: October 22-24, 2015


The 2015 Joint Regional Conference of the Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao, Inc. (Anthropological Association of the Philippines) and of the Philippine Geographical Society on the theme “Dagat ug Kinabuhi/Maritime Cultures, Spaces and Networks” will take place on October 22-24, 2015 in Silliman University, Dumaguete City.

The conference hopes to create an interdisciplinary regional forum (encompassing the area between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans) to discuss issues and debates revolving around maritime contexts as (structured and structuring) fluid zones of spatial connection and separation, and within which contemporary insecurities and vulnerabilities communities must find ways to keep afloat (Dagat ug Kinabuhi means ‘the sea and life [lifeways/strategies]’ in the Visayan languages.) Paper presentations, posters, film showings, exhibits, as well as a GIS workshop are planned.

The conference is convened by Dr. Cynthia Neri Zayas (University of the Philippines-Diliman Center for International Studies). Plenary speakers include Dr. Rila Mukherjee (University of Hyderabad) on “Islands of the Indian Ocean World”, Dr. Paul D’Arcy (The Australian National University) on “Marine Protected Areas and Native Entitlements in the Coral Triangle”, and Dr Aurora Roxas-Lim (ret. faculty of the University of the Philippines) on “The History of Philippine Seamanship”.

Added highlights of the conference also include film showings, a GIS workshop, and two exhibits:

(1) “Human seascape”- Photographs, diaries and video of divers lives from Japan: Kanezaki (Fukuoka), Tsushima, OkinoshimaIsland; Korea: Busan and Jeju; Philippines: Ayoke Island (Surigao), and Davao, by Yamauchi Terue.

(2) “Scarborough Shoal in Ancient Maps” (A Cartographic Exhibit)

Please check the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ugat1978/ or the website ugat.org.ph from time to time for more updates and for information about the program, travel and accommodations. The Conference Secretariat may be contacted at +63920-9823179 (Eizel Hilario) or +63917- 6270776 (Enrique Oracion), or by email at ugat.conference@gmail.com.

Dagat ug Kinabuhi/Maritime Cultures, Spaces and Networks
UGAT/PGS Joint Regional Conference
Silliman University, Dumaguete City
October 22-24, 2015

Registration fee

The registration fee is ₱3,500. This will cover the cost of the conference kit and meals (lunch and snacks). A 10% discount is given to current and lifetime members. Graduate and undergraduate students who will be presenting papers have a reduced fee of ₱2,500.

Non-student presenters and regular participants may also register early and avail of the “early bird” registration fee of ₱2,700 (until September 30, 2015).

You may deposit the amount to “Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc.” CA 393359300015 at the Philippine National Bank (PNB-‐UP Campus Branch). Make sure to bring and present the deposit slip during conference registration.

Kindly click on this link to pre-register: https://goo.gl/uth6SG. Please also print out the form and present it to the secretariat at the conference venue to facilitate your registration.
Membership to UGAT and PGS is not included in the Registration Fee. Interested individuals may sign up for membership during the conference. For more information on membership in UGAT and to download the application form please visit the website: www.ugat.org.ph.