Timothy James “Taj” Vitales is a museum researcher at the Archaeology Division of the National Museum of the Philippines. Currently a PhD student at University of the Philippines School of Archaeology, Taj earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (cum laude) and Masters of Arts in Archaeology at the same university in Diliman. He served as the former vice-president of the Kapisanan ng mga Arkeologist sa Pilipinas, Inc (KAPI), and is currently an associate member of the National Research Council of the Philippines. He is also the program director of Tuklas Pilipinas Society, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides heritage literacy to the public through archaeology. His research interests include the archaeology of Manila and the Tagalog region, zooarchaeology, population movements in prehistory, burial traditions, and archaeological heritage education.
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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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