The University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) Department of History is mounting “Talastasan sa Kasaysayan”, a webinar series that commemorates the Diliman Commune and the Philippine leg of the globe’s first recorded circumnavigation, which happened 50 and 500 years ago, respectively.
The Department will stream the webinars via Zoom on February 2, March 16, the third one tentatively set on April 7, and April 23, 2021, all in the afternoon, in cooperation with the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, and with government’s National Quincentennial Commission on the webinars related to the circumnavigation.
The webinar speakers will discuss the Diliman Commune of February 1971; and, the Philippine leg of the first recorded circumnavigation of the world marked by the first Holy Mass on the islands, what transpired in Cebu thereafter, and the Victory at Mactan.
“Celebrating the Legacy of the Diliman Commune” will be the topic of Bonifacio Ilagan of Surian ng Sining and Prof. Judy Taguiwalo of UPD College of Social Work and Community Development.
“The Confusion and Contention over Mazaua”, “Understanding 16th-Century Visayan Society”, and “Mapping Perspectives on Indigenous Warfare” will be the topics of the succeeding webinars, featuring: Dr. Antonio Sanchez de Mora of Archivo General de Indias; Fr. Antonio de Castro, SJ and Dr. Felice Noelle Rodriguez of Ateneo de Zamboanga University; Dr. Jose Eleazar Bersales of the University of San Carlos Museum; Dr. Rolando Borrinaga of the UP Manila-Palo School of Health Sciences; and, Dr. Jose Amiel Angeles of the University of Oregon.