Thursday, September 14 at 5:00pm
Von KleinSmid Center (VKC), 100
3518 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
One the Edge of the Spanish Empire: The Archaeology of Resistance Against Conquest in the Northern Highland Phillipines - a talk by Dr. Stephen Acabado, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UCLA.
The expansion of the Spanish empire in the late 16th century spelled doom to most indigenous polities in the Philippines. The colonial government, however, never established a permanent presence in the Cordillera highlands during their 333 years of reign. The lfugao, in particular, were able to repel multiple attempts by the Spanish at conquest. The culture-contact between the colonizing power and local lfugao communities resulted in the rapid economic and political transformations in the region; changes that were likely due to the Spanish presence in the adjacent lowlands. Using the concept of pericolonialism, this presentation focuses on the responses of indigenous peoples in the highland Philippines who appear to have resisted/endured Spanish cooptation.
Pizza and Refreshments served.