Česká asociace pro sociální antropologii
Masarykova česká sociologická společnost
ve spolupráci s
Etnologickým ústavem AV ČR, v.v.i.
Vás srdečně zvou na
160. GELLNEROVSKÝ SEMINÁŘ
Gellnerovský seminář založen Jiřím Musilem a Petrem Skalníkem v roce 1998
který se bude konat
ve čtvrtek 25. května 2017 od 17:00 hod.
v Etnologickém ústavu AV ČR, v.v.i.
Praha 1, Na Florenci 3, 5. poschodí, místnost 504
Dr. Helena Patzer
Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i.,
University of Warsaw
Who cares about heritage?
Reconstruction, resettlement, and
the re-invention of the past
in the heart of Manila
Zdeněk UHEREK,v.r., Alena MILTOVÁ,v.r.
Helena Patzer finished her PhD in 2015 at the University of Warsaw with the thesis entitled “Long-distance Care. The Practice of Sustaining Transnational Ties by Filipino Immigrants in Boston”. She has done research in the Philippines and in Filipino communities in the US, Denmark, and Poland. Her professional experience includes scholarships at Harvard University and Copenhagen University, as well numerous international workshops and conferences. She was a Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University (2008/2009). Lately, she returned to Manila for an Erasmus Mundus 6-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship hosted by the Development Studies Program, where she worked on issues of heritage in Manila. She also runs a research seminar on mobility and the city at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw. In 2017 she received a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The title of her project here is “Invisible Newcomers? Migrants in the Czech Republic Inhabiting the City-Space”.
Who cares about heritage?
Reconstruction, resettlement, and the re-invention
of the past in the heart of Manila
Taking as a point of departure the attempts of reconstructing and gentrifying the old part of Manila (Intramuros), the presentation will discuss the politics of heritage in post-war Philippines. An analysis of heritage revitalization projects and lack thereof will be presented, thus revealing the visions for Intramuros which are present in today’s Manila, and how they have been shaped historically. Taken into account will be the points of view of different groups functioning together in Intramuros – informal settlers, business owners, students, government employees, activists and heritage experts – and their understandings of heritage, space, and the city. This will lead to the discussion of the wider questions of the relation to the past, history, and memory in the Philippines.