History is the study of past human experiences grounded on the conviction that these share an essential continuity with our present and future. Through the careful reading of documents and historical inter¬pretations, students are trained to see themselves and their world as entities proceeding in time and formed by what has gone before. It is the goal of the department to undertake activities in teaching, research, and extension work designed to develop expertise in Philippine history as a primary area, and Western and Asian history as secondary areas.

A. Stories of the Past and Where to Find Them:
Practical Methods of Teaching History in the Classroom
Thursday, May 11, 2017

 Visions of the Past: History and Visual Arts
Ms. Isabel Consuelo A. Nazareno
Faculty, Department of History

The lecture highlights selected works of visual art from periods in history.

Beyond aesthetics, visual art provides an alternative entry point for understanding societies; a reflection of the values, culture, and identity of a people


Shooting History: History in Photographs
Dr. Francis M. Navarro
Faculty, Department of History

 The lecture explains how photographs as visual tools for classroom teaching can be used to illuminate important and significant events that happened in the past. It likewise deals with how photographs can enliven a student’s historical imagination by bringing life to past events.

Herodotus and Hollywood: History and Film
Mr. David O. Lozada III
Faculty, Department of History

 The lecture explains the practical applications on how to properly employ movies as an instructional tool for History and Social Science classes. It provides guidelines of what types of movies to use and a discussion on how to utilize pop culture references in movies to illuminate and explain historical events and social phenomenon.

Re-Assessing the Narrative: History VS. Social Memory
Dr. Jose Ma. Edito K. Tirol
Faculty, Department of History

 The lecture examines how narratives of the past are actually products of the interaction between history and social memory. In this context, narratives can be studied not as definitive works but instead as constructs affected by changing domestic and international power structures, and also by the values prioritized by a nation’s people at any given time.


B. Understanding Martial Law:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Dr. Jose Ma. Edito K. Tirol and Ms. Estela R. Banasihan, M.A.
Faculty, Department of History

The lecture will briefly introduce the context that allowed Ferdinand Marcos to win his first two terms as president. It will then discuss the origins of Martial Law, and the different dimensions of the dictatorship – crony capitalism and the plunder of the economy, media censorship, torture and human rights, and the wars against insurgency. Finally, the lecture will close with a discussion on the continuing debate on social memory, and what that means today. Teaching strategies and activities for the topic will also be discussed.


C.  History in the Classroom – A Talk by Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:30 – 12:00

Targetting teachers of history, this talk is about the speaker’s research and how this informs and supplements his teaching. It will emphasize best practices of combining the two, and making them relevant and intelligible for our millennial students.

Fee: P500/pZ


For inquiries, please call 426-6001 local 5240/5241; email: history.soss@ateneo.edu