PEMSEA-PSU Webinar Series: Historicizing Disaster Risk Management: The Ecology of Mt. Isarog and its Environs

Monday, September 27, 2021
8:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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Archaeological practice in Southeast Asia has recently shifted to active engagement with local stakeholders. This is due to the realization that involving communities results in meaningful research outcomes. A growing number of investigations are actively seeking the involvement of communities as both contributors and as active and involved research participants. These undertakings humanize our community partners and counter the exclusivity often associated with scholarly authority. An increasing number of scholars approach research as inter-disciplinary, breaking state and ethnic boundaries and engaging communities, emphasizing that we no longer work alone. This panel provides examples of this trend. It is predicated on the concepts of practice and agency and their impacts on cultural heritage and archaeological practice in Southeast Asia. Panel members have worked intensively with descendant communities and will illustrate how archaeological and heritage scholars can empower indigenous and descendant communities through heritage conservation.


  • Piphal Heng, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • Udomluck Hoontrakul, Thammasat University
  • Panggah Ardiyansyah, Balai Conservasi Borobudur
  • Michael Armand Canilao, Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines

Moderator: Rasmi Shoocondej, Silpakorn University


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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia, Partido State University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, National Chengchi University Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Sustainable Studies, Luce Foundation, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA Anthropology, Philippine Commission on Higher Education