The York Centre for Asian Research is pleased to host Filipino historian, Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo, as part of his lecture series in North America in celebration of the 121st anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the inaugural Filipino Heritage Month in June throughout Canada.
Dr. Ocampo will speak on Philippine history, in an entertaining style. Who says History is boring? As Dr. Ocampo said in one of his interviews: “When people tell me history is boring, I often reply that they had the misfortune of having a bad history teacher. How can history be boring if it is about life and people that have relevance to us?”
The event is open to all and admission is free. However, registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffpE6ZraD88652_pAaD0rKM8tA0yD-wvgR0KcaXrqN2V6nhg/viewform.
Ambeth R. Ocampo is a public historian whose research covers the late nineteenth-century Philippines: its art, culture and the people who figure in the birth of the nation.
Dr Ocampo is Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. He served as Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2005-2007) and Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (2002-2011), and as President of the Philippine Historical Association.
He has published over 30 books, writes a widely read editorial page column for the Philippines Daily Inquirer, and moderates a growing Instagram and Facebook fan page.
Professor Ocampo’s visit and is organized by the Philippine Consulate General and the lecture is presented with their support.