The 45th Ugat Conference with the theme “Anthropology of Home” is going to take place at Zamboanga by November 9 to 11 hosted by Ateneo de Zamboanga, Ateneo Zamboanga Mindanao Institute with Philippine Social Science Council.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The internal conference showcases four plenary sessions: Home, Memory, the ‘Bagong Bayani’ and Identity by Dr. Melba Magay from the Institute for Studies in Asin Church and Culture; Balikbayan Anthropology: Ethics, Time, and Labor in doing Anthropology of the Hometown by Dr. Dada Docot of Purdue University and University of Tokyo; Anthropology of ‘Luwa’an’ (opting-out) scraping the palimpsest of ‘paglahat sama’ (sama home) of Mucha-Shim Lahaman Quiling from Sulu Current Research Institute and Missing Balili: a documentary on homeliness/ homesickness as navigated by an Igorota OFW in Malaysia by Dr Daniel Seoh of Monash University, Malaysia.
In addition to the keynote and distinguished lectures, there are at least nine parallel sessions distributed in five venues with two hour duration each. Some of the interesting panels range from topics such as finding home, sacred spaces, foodways, indigenous wisdom, archeology and architecture, persistence and change, human rights, cultural heritage, and precarious spaces.
On the last day, there are at least five community learning visit options: indigenous women and sustainable farming practices, fort pilar, yakan weaving, taluksangay mosque and simariki ancestral domain of the sama banguingui that the onsite Ugat participants can choose from.