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For the first decade of the Philippine Association for the Study of Culture History and Religion (PASCHR) is going to be hosted by the De La Salle University (DLSU) SEARCH by February next year. With the theme, “weaving Southeast Asia’s tapestry: the Philippines integral role in exploring culture, history and religions.” PASCHR also spells out the subthemes of the upcoming conference: Philippine contemporary issues and future perspectives; Art, literature and performance. Survey on oral traditions and linguistic diversity; Cultural exchanges and interactions; Historical narratives of the Philippines in southeast asia; and Religious dynamics in Southeast Asia.
According to the call for papers, the conference seeks to bring together scholars, researchers, educators, and cultural practitioners, from diverse disciplines to explore and uncover the multifaceted dimensions of Philippine culture, history and religious practices within the broader Southeast Asian framework.
The PASCHR also intends to provide some publication opportunities such as selected conference papers will be included in the volume 10 of its academic journal. Likewise, there is a call to collaborate with publishers, cultural institutions, and online platforms to create digital resources along the conference themes.
The organization current president, Dr. Mark Tallara remarked, “the conference welcomes the participation of scholars, researchers, educators, cultural practitioners, graduate students, and policymakers interested in the study of culture, history, and religions. It seeks to create an inclusive and dynamic space for academic discourse, cultural exchange, and interdisciplinary collaboration.”