The months of September and October are Marian months in the tradition of the Catholic Church celebration. As a way to acknowledge the important role of Mary, The Virgin and Mother, the discussion is intended to relate how the story of a simple woman (in the Bible) can be translated into the discussion and the writing of history in its best intention – commemoration, application of theoretical concepts in history leading to historical interpretations and that would result to a better understanding of interdisciplinary ethics, knowledge, and valuation. The topic attempts to define a faith- character in the context of history writing, specifically Philippine historiography.

About the Speaker

Maria Rhodora Agustin is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of History Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism (cum laude) from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and is currently taking her Master of Arts in History from the University of Manila. She was awarded the Most Outstanding GURO by the PUP Department of History in 2013 and is involved in different religious engagements particularly in the Pag-ibig sa Diyos Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Manila.

About the Intramuros Learning Sessions

The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism. 

Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.

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