PGS Lecture Series 2022-12: Felipe Jocano on Filipino martial arts

A Filipino martial arts expert once said that the goal of martial arts is self-growth rather than destroying the enemy.  In the local context, Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) are a form of self and community protection often taught first through the use of handheld weapons such as the stick, knife and various types of indigenous … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-12: Felipe Jocano on Filipino martial arts

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PGS Lecture Series 2022-11: Kerby Alvarez on archival data on Philippine climate

For the 11th PGS Lecture Series of the Philippine Geographical Society for 2022, Associate Professor of History Kerby Alvarez, PhD will share his research on climate studies conducted by the Philippine Weather Bureau (PWB) from 1900-1930s through a historical lens. The presentation entitled Understanding Tropical Manila: Climatic Studies of the Philippine Weather Bureau, 1900s-1930s happens on Tuesday, 29 November … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-11: Kerby Alvarez on archival data on Philippine climate

ICGS 2022: Time and deadlines and Abstract Submission

“Time does not bring relief, you all have lied…”  That’s Edna St Vincent Millay berating humanity for reminding her that she’ll soon forget a missing loved one. But Edna, time is not only contextual and relational, it can be final as well. Like deadlines. Someone once said that a deadline is negative inspiration. Excuses, excuses. … More ICGS 2022: Time and deadlines and Abstract Submission

PGS Lecture Series 2022-10: LA Dimailig on what it means to be a humanitarian geographer

For the 10th PGS Lecture Series of the Philippine Geographical Society for 2022, Geography alumnus Lawrence Anthony Dimailig will share his vast experience as a humanitarian geographer—highlighting some of the  humanitarian activities in ASEAN and how geographic knowledge and perspective are applied in each undertaking.  The presentation entitled Making Maps and Saving Lives: The Works of a Humanitarian … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-10: LA Dimailig on what it means to be a humanitarian geographer

ICGS 2022: Grief and Mourning and Abstract Submission

“The first thing I feel when I see the lagoons is sadness.”  That came from an indigenous Mixteca fisherwoman living in the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, grieving over the loss of her community’s lagoons due largely to neoliberal policies. Geographies of grieving are “spaces of complex collective loss due to multiple interconnected forms of violence” … More ICGS 2022: Grief and Mourning and Abstract Submission

Geography Webbynar #2 (2022-2023): Ryan Alvin Pawilen discusses houses, emotions and folklore

Gaston Bachelard once said: “the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” For the second Geography Webbynar of the UP Department of Geography, for academic year 2022-2023, Assistant Professor Ryan Alvin Pawilen will deliver a talk entitled Housing Culture and Emotions: A Countermapping Exercise with the Laguna Historical … More Geography Webbynar #2 (2022-2023): Ryan Alvin Pawilen discusses houses, emotions and folklore

ICGS 2022: Love and Invitation for Abstract Submission

What do we do when we talk about love?  We compose songs, we make films, we write poems. Or we dance across differences, imagine radical futures, empathise with political struggles.  Or begin by writing an abstract about love in its various iterations: nationalistic, romantic, erotic, maternal, material, spatial, ontological, animal and liminal, for the International Conference … More ICGS 2022: Love and Invitation for Abstract Submission

Geography Webbynar #1 (2022-2023): Peter Sy talks AI-powered geospatial data

The use of geospatial data in research, planning, policy, and other pursuits is nothing new. What is new is the unprecedented level (and sophistication) of use of massive amounts of geospatial and other data powered by artificial intelligence (AI). So powerful are AI technologies that governments are scrambling to put together ethics-first, principle-based governance frameworks, … More Geography Webbynar #1 (2022-2023): Peter Sy talks AI-powered geospatial data

ICGS 2022 – Emotional Geographies: Passion in the geographical

ICGS 2022 Emotional Geographies: Passion in the Geographical 10-11 November 2022 The late Yi-Fu Tuan (1930-2022) argued that “much of human life is… driven by passion—by the desire to reach what is out of reach or even beyond reach” (2014, p. 4).  First drawing breath from informal circles and intellectual niches among cultural and feminist geographers, the … More ICGS 2022 – Emotional Geographies: Passion in the geographical

PGS Lecture Series 2022-09: Robert Badrina on climate-influenced land cover change

As the first law of geography states, everything is connected to everything else. For instance in weather forecasting, the mapping of various spatial and temporal dimensions and relationships is important to model the atmospheric processes. This is a crucial input in weather forecasting, climate modeling, and other forms of numerical weather prediction models.  For the … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-09: Robert Badrina on climate-influenced land cover change