The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) conducted a two-day conference entitled, “Modernization of the Philippines in the 19th Century” at the CSIC Institute of History from 1 to 2 June 2017.
The conference was divided into the following topics: Modernization Policy, Education, Economy and Urbanization, Infrastructure and Resource Management and Health and Medicine.
Jointly organized by former NHCP Chair Maria Serena Diokno and Ms. Maria Dolores Elizalde, the conference saw the participation of the following professors and researchers:
• Filomeno Aguilar, Ateneo de Manila University
• Maria Teresa Trinidad Tinio, Far Eastern University
• Paolo Calamlam, National Historical Commission of the Philippines
• Maria Florinna Orillos-Juan, De La Salle University
• Francis Gealogo, Ateneo de Manila University
• Maria Mercedes Planta, University of the Philippines
• Ros Costelo, University of the Philippines-CSIC
• Juan Antonio Inarejos, Universidad de Extremadura
• Josep M. Delgado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
• Martín Rodrigo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
• William Clarence-Smith, University of London
• Xavier Huetz de Lemps, Université Côte d’Azur, CMMC
• Didac Cubeiro, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
• Francisco Javier Martínez, Universidad de Évora
The conference was conducted under an Agreement on Academic Collaboration between NHCP and CSIC. It was also in line with the celebration of the 15th Philippine-Spain Friendship Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Philippines and Spain.