The theme for 37th National Conference on National and Local History is “Mindanao History in the Context of National History.”

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The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) invites everyone to the 37th National Conference on National and Local History which will be held on October 20-22, 2016, at the Almont Resort Hotel in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. The conference is co-sponsored by the City Government of Butuan, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Committee on Historical Research (NCCA-CHR), Butuan City Heritage Society, andand the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC).

“Mindanao History in the Context of National History” is the conference theme. Local history in the context of national history has always been the guiding theme in PNHS Conferences since it started its series on local/national history in the late 1980s. 

The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) is the oldest professional organization of professional historians and practitioners of history in the Philippine, established on February 2, 1941, with the mission to “encourage and undertake the study of Philippine history.”PNHS conferences and publications have presented researches on mainstream national history and local/regional histories that enrich the understanding of the cultural diversity of the Philippine society. Selected papers presented at PNHS Conferences are reviewed for publication in the Journal of History which was first published in July 1941.

The conference sharing fee is P3,500.00. Participants will be provided with a conference kit to include the book of abstracts and conference program, abstracts and conference papers in CD, complimentary PNHS publication, and lunch and two meriendas for the first two days of the conference (October 20-21). Breakfast and dinner accommodations, and the Lakbay Aral (optional on October 23) shall be shouldered by the participants. The registration fee for enrolled undergraduate students (with valid school ID) is PhP 1,500.00, inclusive of all the handouts given to regular participants. The registration fee will be discounted to Php 3,150.00 for PNHS members.

Download the Conference Invitation Letter

For inquiries concerning the conference program (PNHS), accommodations and matters of local concern (LGU City Government of Butuan), please contact any of the following:

Bernardita R. Churchill, Ph.D.
President and National Convener
Philippine National Historical Society
40 Matiwasay Street, UP Village, QC

Tel: (02) 921-4575; Telefax: (02) 926-1347
Mobile: 0919-490-5371          

Greg Hontiveros
Local Convener
President, Butuan City Heritage Society
City Tourism Office

Tel: (085) 342-688
Mobile: 0927-5606-7096