INTERDISCIPLINARY BOOK FORUM

The Interdisciplinary Book Forum (IBF), a collaboration of the UP Institute of Creative Writing and the University of the Philippines Press, is held every semester. As one of the projects of UP Likhaan’s Literature for Social Development, IBF aims to provide a venue and achieve the imperative for academic dialogue and intellectual engagement amongst various fields of academic research not limited to the literary.

The IBF has had seven successful cycles featuring the following books:

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First Session

Venue: UP Balay Kalinaw, Gomburza St., UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

Time/Date: 2:00-4:00pm, September 30, 2016

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  • Dr. Maria F. Mangahas of the U.P. Department of Anthropology

  • Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino of the U.P. College of Mass Communication

  • Prof. Clod Marlan Krister V. Yambao of the U.P. College of Arts and Letters

Dr. J. Neil C. Garcia, Department of English and Comparative Literature

Second Session

Venue: UP Balay Kalinaw, Gomburza St., UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

Time/Date: 1:00-4:00 pm, April 21, 2017

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Diaspora Ad Astra: An Anthology of Science Fiction (2013) by Emil M. Flores Joseph Frederic F. Nacino (eds)

  • Dr. Giovanni Tapang of the U.P. National Institute of Physics

  • Prof. Ronald Allan L. Cruz of Ateneo de Manila’s Department of Biology

  • Prof. Gabriela Lee of the U.P. English Department

  • Mr. John Gabriel Pelias of the U.P.’s Institute of Mathematics

Dr. J. Neil C. Garcia, Department of English and Comparative Literature

Third Session

Venue: PH 1131 in Palma Hall Pavilion 1, UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

Time/Date: 2:30-4:30pm, September 27, 2017

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  • Ma. Luisa Camagay of the UP Department of History

  • Dr. Victor Paz of the UP Archeological Studies Program

  • Dr. Salvador Caoili of the UP Manila College of Medicine. 

Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr., Department of English and Comparative Literature

Fourth

Venue: PH 1131 in Palma Hall Pavilion 1, UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

Time/Date: 2:00-5:00 pm, March 15, 2018

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  • National Artists Dr.  Bienvenido Lumbera of the UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas

  • Prof. Eileen Ramirez of the UP Diliman Art Studies Deparment

  • Dr. Neil Martial Santillan of the UP Department of History

  • Prof. Nick Deocampo of the UP Film Institute

  • Prof. Ryan Oliva of the UP College of Law.

Dr. Rolando Tolentino, UP Film Institute

Fifth

Venue: UP Balay Kalinaw, Gomburza St., UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

Time/Date:: 2:30-4:00pm, October 5, 2018

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  • Dr. J. Pilapil Jacobo of the Ateneo De Manila University School of Humanities Filipino

  • Prof. Timothy Ong of UP Dep’t of English and Comparative Literature

  • Prof. Cris Lanzaderas of UP Los Banos

  • Prof. Liberty Notarte-Balanquit of UP Los Banos

Dr. Vladimeir Gonzales, Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikang Pilipino

Sixth

Venue: PH 1131 Pavillion 1, Palma Hall, UP Diliman

Time/Date: 2-5 pm, March 28, 2019

  • Dr. Gisela P. Concepcion (Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman)

  • Prof. Gideon Lasco (Department of Anthropology, UP Diliman)

  • Prof. Timothy F. Ong (College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman)

  • Prof. Sandra Roldan (College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman

Prof. Louise Jashil Sonido, Department of English and Comparative Literature

Seventh

Venue: PH 1131 in Palma Hall Pavilion 1, UP Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

Time/Date: 10-11:30 am, October 17 2019, (Thursday)

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3 Baybayin Studies (2017) by Ramon Guillermo, Myfel Joseph D. Paluga, Maricor Soriano, and Vernon Totanes

  • Dr. Ariel Lopez (Asian Center, UP Diliman)

  • Dr. Victor Paz (Archaeological Studies Program, UP Diliman)

  • Mr. Louward Zubiri (Mangyan Heritage Center)

  • Dr. Rommel Rodriguez (Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas)

Ms. Irish Joy G. Deocampo of Department of English and Comparative Literature