The PUP Center for Social History (PUP-CSH) under the Institute for Cultural Studies (ICS), Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development (OVPREPD) will be holding a “Research Seminar on Historical and Ethnographic Approach in Philippine Culture and Society,” on December 1, 2015, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bonifacio Hall, NALLRC, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila. The seminar is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

In this seminar, Dr. Raul Pertierra will discuss on the importance of ethnography in understanding the Philippines and contemporary world and he will argue on how the social sciences, particularly sociology and anthropology, have developed since their establishment in the country’s universities several decades ago.

Dr. Raul Pertierra, has been a faculty member at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is a graduate of PhD in Anthropology at Macquarie University also in Australia and presently, a visiting professor in the graduate programs at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University and at the Philippine Women’s University.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance Registration is now open and will close on November 15, 2015 (or when the desired number of participants is reached).

To register, please email or

  • In your email’s subject line, place SIGN ME UP FOR HEAPCS RESEARCH SEMINAR
  • State your full name, affiliation and contact number
  • Certificate of Attendance will be given to participants after the seminar

For more information, kindly contact Romeo Peña, Chief of PUP Center for Social History at 335.1787 or 335.1777 local 744.