SABANG: Early Southeast Asian-European Encounters: An International Conference

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The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding—via Zoom—the international conference, “Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters” from 18–20 March 2021. The event is free and open to the public, but interested participants are required to have an authenticated Zoom account.
This three-day conference features ten panels, 29 papers, two roundtables, and three keynote lectures.


  • The ‘Portuguese’ Encounter with the Malay-Indonesian World of the 16th Century
    Professor Leonard Andaya
  • Shifting the Entrepot Paradigm: Local Agents and Indigenous Voices in the Making of Manila's Global Connections, ca. 16th to 18th Century
    Dr. Birgit Tremml-Werner
  • Southeast Asia and the Quincentennial Commemoration of the First Circumnavigation of the World
    Dr. Rene R. Escalante


  • History, Theories, and Prospects of Philippine Studies as a Discipline
  • Locating Early Modern Southeast Asia


  • Indigenous and Colonial Medicine
  • Trade and Diplomacy
  • Colonial Knowledge and Intermediaries
  • Race and Religion
  • Language and Communication
  • Colonial Identities
  • Colonial Images and Narratives
  • Rituals and Performance
  • Place and Memory
  • Warfare and Military History
To view abstracts, speaker profiles, and registration details, please visit the conference page.
The conference is organized by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and the Office for Initiatives of Culture and the Arts, UP Diliman.