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For the Geography Webbynar #3, the UP Department of Geography and Queen Mary University of London present Dr Jessica Jacobs from QMUL-School of Geography for a presentation based on her research and fieldwork among the Bedouins in the Sinai peninsula. The talk, entitled ‘Filming a Different Sense of Place: Working with Film for Geographic Research and Pedagogy’ happens on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:00PM (+8:00 GMT, Manila); 11:00AM (+1:00 GMT, London).

Zoom details:
Geography Webbynar #3 Jessica Jacobs 10/23
Time: Oct 23, 2020 06:00 PM Asia/Manila
Meeting ID: 852 7446 9506
Passcode: Porpoise

Prof Sarah Raymundo from the U.P. Center for International Studies shares with us her research for the Geography Webbynar #2. She does organizing work for the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) and BAYAN (New Patriotic Alliance), associate editor of Journal of Labor and Society, and Interface: Journal of and for Social Movements.

Her talk is entitled “Making Space for Indigenous Knowledge, Sustainabilities, and Futures.”

Geography Webbynar #1: Water Transportation/Shipping in the Philippines: A Geographic Perspective

To kick off this semester/schoolyear’s Geography Colloquium Series (rebranded as Geography Webbynar for these unusual times), the Department welcomes Emerson Lorenzo as the first speaker. A former faculty/lecturer at UPD-Geography and administrator of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Prof Lorenzo serves as transport consultant in various agencies. His talk culls from his vast experiences at MARINA and in teaching economic geographies at UP Diliman.


Encountering Colonization and the Pandemic in the Visayas: Local Experiences and Responses

Convened by:
Zona Hildegarde S. Amper, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and History,
University of San Carlos, Cebu City

Enrique G. Oraicion, Ph.D.
Siliman University, Dumaguete City

Jose Eleazar R. Bersales, Ph.D.
USC Museum
University of San Carlos, Cebu City

42nd Annual Conference of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao
Visayas Regional Conference
27-28 November 2020

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Please visit the new website of the UGAT

Philippine Social Science Council

You may now access journals and other publications produced by prominent social scientists and our member-organizations for free on the PSSC website:

The Philippine Social Science Council is also offering online courses on “Digital Approaches to Social Science Research”:

1. Doing Ethnography Online
Resource Person: Dr. Clement C. Camposano
November 23 to December 14, 2020

2. Doing Interviews and FGDs Online
Resource Person: Dr. Julienne Y. Baldo-Cubelo
November 25 to December 16, 2020

3. Doing Surveys Online
Resource Person: Prof. Martin B. Borlongan
November 27 to December 18, 2020

Learn more at

Please visit the new website of the Philippine Social Science Council