160. Gellnerovský seminář – Helena Patzer



Česká asociace pro sociální antropologii


Masarykova česká sociologická společnost

ve spolupráci s

Etnologickým ústavem AV ČR, v.v.i.

Vás srdečně zvou na



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


na téma


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.


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Helena Patzer

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.