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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Conference on Spanish Colonial Philippines

Lourdes Díaz-Trechuelo, In Memoriam
A Conference on Spanish Colonial Philippines
"a tribute to an eminent Spanish scholar who pioneered studies on the said subject in Spain"

11-12 March 2009
University of Asia and the Pacific
Pearl Drive, Ortigas Cente
Pasig City

University of Asia and the Pacific Department of History

University of Córdoba
Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ortigas Foundation

Dr. Lourdes Diáz-Trechuelo, who died in Seville last year, set a milestone in Philippine historiography in Spain when she wrote Arquitectura española en Filipinas (1565-1800) in 1959. She had since then published other scholarly works on the same topic. In 2006, the Philippine government recognized the significance of her contribution to Philippine historiography with a Presidential Medal.
Topics and Speakers

Lourdes Díaz-Trechuelo: Founder of Filipinismo in Andalusia
Antonio García-Abásolo
(University of Córdoba, Spain)

Lourdes Díaz-Trechuelo and the Science of History
Jose S. Arcilla, S.J.
(Ateneo de Manila University)

The Portuguese Expansion in the Pacific Ocean:
Continuities and Discontinuities with the Spanish Experience.
Miguel Luque Talaván
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Delving into a Forgotten Past: Díaz-Trechuelo's Arquitectura Espanola en Filipinas and the Restoration of the Walled City of Intramuros
Jose Victor Z. Torres
(Intramuros Administration)

The Architecture of San Agustin Monastery through the Years
Pedro Galende, O.S.A.
(San Agustin Museum)

Transformation and Adaptation of the Activities and Facilities of the Misericordia of Manila
Juan O. Mesquida
(University of Asia and the Pacific)

Finding Philippine Art in Spanish Museums
Regalado T. Jose

Filipinos on the Mexican Pacific Coast in the Seventeenth Century
Antonio García-Abásolo
(University of Córdoba, Spain)

Early Spanish Migration and the Birth of Sixteenth-Century Philippine Cities

Danilo M. Gerona
(Ateneo de Naga University)

The Drafts of the Handbook of Confessors of the Synod of Manila of 1582
Paul A. Dumol
(University of Asia and the Pacific)

The Franciscans in Cavite Puerto: A Forgotten Presence, 1577-1663.
Maria Eloisa P. De Castro
(University of Santo Tomas)

Jurisdictional Conflicts Involving the Ecclesiastical Prison of Manila in Governor Arandía’s Times (1757-1758)
Marta Manchado López
(University of Córdoba, Spain)

Lourdes Diaz-Trechuelo and the Importance of Economic Studies of Spanish Colonialism
Ferdinand C. Llanes
(University of the Philippines Diliman)

The Economic Institutions of the Enlightenment under Governor Basco:
The Royal Economic Society and the Royal Philippine Company

Benito F. Legarda

A Market in Intramuros: Basco’s Impossible Dream
Celestina P. Boncan
(National Historical Institute)

Debunking the Myth of the Lazy Native:
Ciriaco González Carvajal’s Programs for Progress

Marya Svetlana T. Camacho
(University of Asia and the Pacific)

Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance.
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Girlie Caedo or Ms. Krishna Luna
at 637-0912 local 277/288 or e-mail