Talastasan sa Kasaysayan | U.P. Department of History Lecture Series | kaMALAYAn: Pamana ng GomBurZa @ 150
The notion that events of 1872 played an important role in the development of Philippine nationalism has remained an undisputed claim amongst scholars. Writing in 1999, renowned historian John Schumacher privileged the relevance of 1872 in the history of the Filipino nation:
“Here the foundation for the future development of Filipino Nationalism was laid. With the tragic failure to obtain Filipino rights within the Spanish framework, and the execution or nullification of the leaders of the Filipino clergy, the initiative would pass to another generation. (Schumacher: 1998, 32.)”
Indeed, the succeeding generation composed of the young propagandists of Rizal’s time would take the helm in the fight for reforms and usher in a period now widely recognized as having birthed the nation.
2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the Cavite Mutiny and the execution of the three priests, Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomes, and Jacinto Zamora. These historical events in 1872 remain significant for the lasting effects it has had on the narrative of a Filipino nation grappling against the yokes of colonialism and its contribution in developing and enriching nationalist discourses in Philippine studies. As such, this milestone provides an opportune occasion to look back and retell the story of who we are as a nation and take stock of how (and perhaps event why) the telling of our nation’s story has changed over time.
With that in mind, the UPD Department of History will hold a series of four webinars to be held weekly and scheduled from February to March 2022. While the first lecture will provide the intellectual springboard by providing the context and narrating the events of 1872, the following three lectures will open up new discussions about Philippine nationalism, considering that significant strides have been made since 1872.
To join your selected webinar, please click on the lessons below. Each lesson will be available from its scheduled date to one (1) month afterwards for viewing with certificates. After which, you may still watch the recorded webinar but will be unable to generate an e-certificate. Please follow the instructions provided in each lesson in order to be eligible to download your e-certificate.