Alvarez, Kerby C.
alvarez.kerby@gmail.com / kcalvarez@up.edu.ph
On Study Leave until 31 August 2019

KERBY C. ALVAREZ is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman. He finished Bachelor of Arts (History), magna cum laude (2010) and Master of Arts in History (2014) in the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorat en Histoire, Art et Archéologie (HISTAR) degree from the Université de Namur (Belgium). His research interests include Philippineenvironmental history, history of natural hazards and disasters in the Philippines, history of science (meteorology and seismology), and local history (history of Malabon). The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) awarded him the Young Historian’s Prize 2015.

A. EDUCATION (Most recent degree first)
  • Name of school
    Université de Namur (Belgium)
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    Candidate, Doctorat en Histoire, Art et Archéologie [HISTAR] (2019)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Working Title: A History of Earthquakes in the Philippines: The June 1863, July 1880, August 1937, August 1968, August 1983, and July 1990 Earthquakes in Luzon, Philippines
  • Name of school
    University of the Philippines Diliman
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    MA History (2019)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    “Observatorio de Manila: Institusyong Pang-Agham at ang Ambag nito sa Pagsusulong ng Meteorolohiya sa Pilipinas, 1865-1933”
  • Name of school
    University of the Philippines Diliman
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    BA History, magna cum laude (2010)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    “Sa Saliw ng Init at Ulan: Isang Panimulang Pag-aaral sa Epketo ng Klima sa Pagtatanim at Produksyon ng Palay sa Gitnang Luzon, 1900-1927”
B. RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Environmental history
  • History of natural hazards and disasters
  • History of science (meteorology and seismology)
  • Local history of Malabon
C. PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications (Refereed)

  • Alvarez, Kerby C. 2016. “Instrumentation and Institutionalization: Colonial Science and the Observatorio Meteorologico de Manila, 1865-1899”, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 64 (3-4), pp. 359-384.
  • Alvarez, Kerby C. 2016. “Ang Observatorio Meteorologico de Manila, ang Philippine Weather Bureau, at ang Sektor ng Agrikultura sa Pilipinas, 1865-1937: Isang Panimulang Kasaysayan ng Institusyunal na Agrometeorolohiya sa Pilipinas”, SALIKSIK E-Journal 5 (1), pp. 1-50.
  • Alvarez, Kerby C. 2011. “Sa Saliw ng Init at Ulan: Isang Kasaysayang Agro-Klimatiko ng Gitnang Luzon, 1900-1927”, Philippine Social Sciences Review 63 (2), pp. 89-117.

Journal Editorship (Refereed)

  • Co-editor, SALIKSIK E-Journal 3(1). 2014. Kasaklawan ng mga Larangan sa Bagong Kasaysayan: Buhay, Bayan, at Kabanwahan. Editor: Adonis Ramy L. Elumbre.

Book articles

  • Alvarez, Kerby C. 2015. “Sa Saliw ng Init at Ulan: Isang Kasaysayang Agro-Klimatiko ng Gitnang Luzon, 1900-1927”, Navarro, Atoy M., Mary Jane B. Rodriguez-Tatel, and Vucente C. Villan (eds.), Pantayong Pananaw: Pagbubunyi kay Zeus A. Salazar, Volume 1: Araling Pangkapaligiran, Pilipinolohiya, Sikolohiyang Pilipino, Pilosopiyang Pilipino, at Araling Kabanwahan. Quezon City: Bahay-Saliksikan sa Kasaysayan, bagong Kasaysayan, Inc.
  • Alvarez, Kerby. 2012. ‘El Pueblo de Tambobong: Isang Kasaysayan ng Malabon noong Dantaon 17 at 18’ in Navarro, Arthur, Rinna Orillos-Juan, Janet Reguindin and Adonis Elumbre, Kasaysayang Pampook: Pananaw, Pananaliksik, Pagtuturo. Quezon City: U.P. Lipunang Pangkasaysayan (U.P. LIKAS).
  • Alvarez, Kerby, Eduard Doron Flores, and Gil Turingan. 2008. ‘Pagpapatalas ng Talastas: Saysay ng Seminar, Sampaksaan, at Kumperensiya bilang Pantulong sa Pagtuturo ng Kasaysayan’ in Navarro, Arthur, Alvin Campomanes and John Lee Candelaria, Kaalaman at Pamamaraan sa Pagtuturo ng Kasaysayan. Quezon City: U.P. Lipunang Pangkasaysayan (U.P. LIKAS).

Books

  • Alvarez, Kerby, De Leon-Bolinao, Maria Luisa, and Mallari, Aaron Abel. 2012. Hiram Lodge No. 88: 88 Years of Freemasonry (1924-2012). Manila: Hiram Lodge No. 88.

Conference Proceedings

  • Alvarez, Kerby. 2013. ‘Baha-sa Malabon: Isang Historiko-Kultural na Kasaysayan ng Pagbaha sa Malabon’ in Puod: Kasaysayan at Kalinangan ng mga Pamayanang Maritimo sa Pilipinas. Manila: Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa, May Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas (ADHIKA ng Pilipinas), Inc.
  • Alvarez, Kerby. 2013. ‘Locating Liberalism behind Natural Dilemmas: Reflections on the Cadiz Constitution of 1812 and Natural Disasters in Spanish Colonial Philippines’ in The Philippines and the Cadiz Constitution of 1812. Manila: National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

Book Reviews

  • Anduaga, Aitor. 2017. Cyclones & Earthquakes: The Jesuits, Prediction, Trade, & Spanish Dominion in Cuba & the Philippines, 1850–1898. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. 375 pages. Published in Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 66(1), 2018.
  • Waterson, Roxana and Kian-Woon, Kwok, editors. 2012. Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia. Singapore: National University of Singapore (NUS) Press. 300 pages. Published in Hukay: Journal for Archaeological Research in Asia and the Pacific 18, 2013.
  • Warren, James Francis. 1981. The Sulu Zone, 1768-1898: The Dynamics of External Trade, Slavery and Ethnicity in the Transformation of a Southeast Asian Maritime State. Manila: New Day Publishing, Second Edition, 2007. 400 pages. Published in Saliksik E-Journal 2 (1), 2013.
D. FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
  • Recipient, UP International Publication Award, March 2017.
  • Recipient, Young Historian’s Prize 2015, National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Historical Research (NCCA-NCHR), NCCA, Intramuros, Manila, November 2016.
  • Participant, 2012 UP Third World Studies Center Research Writeshop: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Methodologies in the Social Sciences, 7-8 May 2012, UP TWSC Conference Room, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
  • Recipient, CSSP Junior Faculty Writing Fellowship Award 2011, CSSP, UP Diliman, March 2011.
  • Visiting Researcher, Instituto de Historia, Centro de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (IH-CCHS-CSIC), Madrid, Spain (01 November 2017-31 October 2018)
  • Researcher, Pôle Academique de l’histoire environnementale (PolleN), Université de Namur, Belgium, September 2015-present.
  • Researcher, UP Center for Applied Research in the Social Sciences (UP CARESS), September 2015-present.
E. PRESENTATIONS

(2018)

  • Paper Presenter, “Spaces of Circulation and Colonial/Imperial Landscapes: Criticisms and Challenges”, a symposium at the Biennial Conference of the European Society on the History of Science (ESHS), Institute of Education, University College London, 14-17 September 2018.
    Presentation Title: The Observatorio Meteorológico de Manila and Hongkong Observatory:
    Colonial Science and Institutional Meteorology in the Pacific, ca. 19th century
  • Paper Presenter, Asian Extremes: Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History, 17-18 May 2018, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    Presentation Title: Barometers and Modernity: Observatorio Meteorológico de Manila and the Rise and Growth of Meteorology in the Philippines, 1865-1941

(2017)

  • Paper Presenter, Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) Conference, Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), 16-17 December 2017, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Presentation Title: A Tale of Two Marias: Cultural Negotiations between the La Inmaculada Concepcion and the La Purisima Concepcion in Malabon, Philippines.

(2016)

  • Paper Presenter, 5th Asian Network on GIS-based Historical Studies Conference, 01-03 December 2016, Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, Quezon City
    Presentation Title: Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature and Rainfall in the Central Plain, 1910-1930: A Preliminary Agro-climatic mapping of several provinces in Central Luzon
  • Resource Speaker, Introduction to Historiography and Philippine Historiography: Lecture for Grade 11 SHS Students (HUMSS Track), UP Integrated School, 24 August 2016.
  • Paper Presenter, JSPS Core-to-Core Program: Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia with Networking Researchers, Practitioners and Information International Workshop: “Toward Building Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia”, 21-23 July 2016, Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Presentation Title: The Manila Observatory, 19th to 20th century: A Survey of Institutional Disaster Risk Reduction Response Service of a Scientific Institution
  • Speaker, “Kasaysayan sa Batayang Edukasyon: A National Seminar-Workshop on the Teaching of Philippine History”, 29 June-01 July 2016, CSSP Audio-Visual Room, Palma Hal, UP Diliman Quezon City
    Presentation Title: Finding and Location Sources: Digital Libraries and Archives
  • Paper Presenter, Society on the History of Technology (SHOT) Asia Annual Meeting 2016. 22-26 June 2016, Stephen Riady Hall, University Town, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    Presentation Title: Barometers and the Empire: Instruments of the Observatorio Meteorologico de Manila and the Philippine Weather Bureau
  • Paper Presenter, 2nd CSSP Graduate Student Research Conference, 11-12 March 2016, Palma Hall and Lagmay Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
    Presentation Title: Los Terremotos de Manila: 19th Century Recorded Earthquakes and the Colonial Society
  • Speaker, “Padayon EDSA! Fulfilling the Promises of 1986”, 26-27 February 2016, National Youth Commission, Quezon City.
    Presentation Title: The 1986 People Power Revolution: Triumphs, failures, and missed opportunities

(2015)

  • Paper Presenter, Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) Conference, Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), 12-13 December 2015, Kyoto International Convention Center, Kyoto, Japan.
    Presentation Title: Weather Science for Cash-Crop Colonial Economy: Agricultural Meteorology in the Philippines, 1880s-1930s
  • Paper Presenter, Ika-26 Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Kasaysayan at Kalinangang Pilipino ng Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa, May Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas (ADHIKA ng Pilipinas), Inc.: KAGAWARAN: Mga Institusyon at Paglilingkod-bayan sa Kasaysayan at Kalinangang Pilipino, 1898-1946, 27-29 Nobyembre 2015 , Misamis University, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental.
    Presentation Title: ‘Philippine Weather Bureau: Institusyong Pang-agham sa Kolonyal na Pilipinas, 1901-1942’
  • Paper Presenter, Occupation and Liberation: An International Conference on the Pacific War in the Philippines, 03-05 September 2015, University of the Philippines Diliman.
    Presentation Title: “A History of the Philippine Weather Bureau during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines, 1942-1945”
  • Paper Presenter, Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA) International Conference 2015, 13-16 May 2015, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.
    Presentation Title: “Los Terremotos de Manila: Recorded Earthquakes and Local Responses”
  • Paper Presenter, BAKAS Pambansang Seminar-Workshop sa Kasaysayan at Kalinangang Pilipino, 22-25 April 2015, Roxas City, Capiz.
    Presentation Title: “Paciano Rizal, Macario Sakay, Artemio Ricarte, , Pio Valenzuela, Emilio Aguinaldo, at Manuel Quezon: Isang Panimulang Suri sa mga Katipon at ‘Rebolusyonaryo’ sa Harap ng Okupasyong Amerikano (1901-1013)”

(2014)

  • Paper Presenter, David Nichol Smith Seminar on Eighteenth-Century Studies XV: Ideas and Enlightenment, 10-12 December 2014, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
    Presentation Title: “From Flora Expeditions to Meteorological Science: Transitions and Transformations in Philippine Colonial Science, 18th-19th Century”
  • Paper Presenter, Disaster in History: The Philippines in Comparative Perspective, an International Conference Workshop, 24-25 October 2014, Leong Hall, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University.
    Presentation Title: “Meteorological Science and Modern Societies: The Observatorio de Manila and the Hongkong Observatory, ca. 19th Century”
  • Paper Presenter, 12th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day International Conference: Explorations and Transformations: Creating Texts, Shaping Identities, 07-08 October 2014, Claro M. Recto Conference Hall, Faculty Center, UP Diliman.
    Presentation Title: “Mysterious Artifacts, Public Instruments: Science and the Meteorological Equipment of the Observatorio Meteorologico de Manila”
  • Paper Presenter, Ika-23 Pambansang Kumperensiya ng mga Mag-aaral ng Kasaysayan: KaLipunan: Kasaysayang Panlipunan ng Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano, 1899-1913, 29-30 August 2014, UP NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman.
    Presentation Title: “Philippine Weather Bureau: Institusyunal na Agham sa Konteksto ng Kolonyal na Lipunan at mga Digmaan, 1899-1913”
  • Paper Presenter, BAKAS Pambansang Seminar-Workshop sa Kasaysayan at Kalinangang Pilipino, 23-25 April 2014, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) – San Juan City Campus.
    Presentation Title: “Ang Pag-aalsa sa Cavite: Diakronikong Paguugnay sa Rebelyon ni Hermano Pule at sa Himagsikan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio”

(2013)

  • Paper Presenter, 2nd International Conference on East Asian Environmental History, 24-26 October 2013, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan.
    Presentation Title: ‘Creating a ‘Benevolent Sky: The Philippine Weather Bureau during American Philippines, 1899-1935’’ included in the panel ‘American Legacies on Philippine Environmental History’.
  • Paper Presenter, ASEAN Youth in Japan (AYJN) ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum (AJAF) 2013, 26 May 2013, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
    Presentation Title: ‘Hazards and (In)Vulnerability: Typhoons, Earthquakes and Filipino Responses, 1870s-1930s’.

(2012)

  • Paper Presenter, Ika-23 Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Kasaysayan at Kalinangang Pilipino ng Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa, May Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas (ADHIKA ng Pilipinas), Inc.: PU-OD: Kasaysayan at Kalinangan ng mga Pamayanang Maritimo sa Pilipinas, 28-30 November 2012, Manggahan Hall, Jordan, Guimaras.
    Presentation Title: ‘Baha-sa Malabon: Isang Historiko-Kultural na Kasaysayan ng Pagbaha sa Malabon’
  • Paper Presenter, 22nd Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA): Remembering the Past, Experiencing the Present, Exploring the Future, 2-6 July 2012, Sahid Jaya Hotel, Solo (Surakarta), Central Java, Indonesia.
    Presentation Title: ‘Philippine Colonial Meteorology, 1860s-1930s’ included in the panel ‘Teaching and Writing Philippine Environmental History: A State-of-the-Art Report’.
  • Paper Presenter, International Conference on the Bicentennial of the Cadiz Constitution of 1812: From Cadiz to Malolos: Philippines and the Spanish Constitution of 1812, 28 June 2012, Claro M. Recto Hall, Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
    Presentation Title: ‘Locating Liberalism behind Natural Dilemmas: Reflections on the Cadiz Constitution of 1812 and Natural Disasters in Spanish Colonial Philippines’
  • Paper Presenter, CSSP Extramural Program 2012: Innovations in Philippine Social Science Teaching and Research in the Digital Age, 17-20 April 2012, CSSP Audio Visual Room, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
    Presentation Title: ‘History on the Web: Emergence of Digital Archives and the Redefinition of Historical Research’ (co-presented with Aaron Abel T. Mallari, Department of History, UP Diliman)
  • Paper Presenter, Seminar of United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names for Asia South-East and Pacific South-West (UNGEGN-ASEPSWD), 27 February 2012, Manila Marriot Hotel, Pasay City.
    Paper Title: ‘Of Labels and Discourses: Historical Notes on Place Naming in the Philippines’

(2011)

  • Paper Presenter, 20th International Federation of Social Science Organizations (IFFSO) General Conference, 18-20 November 2011, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas City Campus, Batangas.
    Presentation Title: ‘Disasters and (In)Vulnerability: Typhoons, Earthquakes and Filipino Responses, 1870s-1930s’
F. TEACHING
  • Kasaysayan 1 (Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas)
  • Kasaysayan 2 (Ang Asya at ang Daigdig)
  • CWTS 1 and 2 (Civic Welfare Training Service)
G. EXTENSION
  • Adviser, BUKLOD CSSP, UP Diliman, December 2011-July 2015; August 2016-July 2017.
  • Adviser, UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA), August 2016-July 2017.
  • Adviser, UP Kalipunan para sa Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiyang Pilipino (UP KAPPP), UP Diliman, July 2011-July 2015; August 2016-July 2017.
  • Program Coordinator, Human Enrichment and Literacy Program (HELP) Foundation, Inc., Malabon City, September 2010-Present.
  • Adviser, UP Lipunang Pangkasaysayan (UP LIKAS), UP Diliman, December 2011-May 2015.
  • Adviser, UP Volleyball Club, UP Diliman, August 2014-July 2016
  • Adviser, UP League of Athletic and Recreational Organizations (UP LARO), September 2014-August 2015.
  • Member, International Commission on the History of Meteorology, September 2018-present.
  • Researcher, Institute of Life-Earth-Environment (ILEE), Université de Namur, Belgium, September 2017-present.
  • Member, Secretariat Committee, 12th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day International Conference: Explorations and Transformations: Creating Texts, Shaping Identities, 07-08 October 2014, Claro M. Recto Conference Hall, Faculty Center, UP Diliman.
  • Moderator, Fifth International Conference of Consejo de Estudios Latinoamericanos de Asia y de Oceanía (CELAO) – Philippine Academic Consortium on Latin American Studies (PACLAS) Conference 2012: Strengthening Exchanges across the Pacific, 9-11 October 2012, University of Asia and the Pacific, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
  • Moderator, 2012 Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Historiograpiyang Pilipino: Paglawak ng mga Sanggunian sa Kasaysayang Pilipino, 26-28 April 2012, Bulwagang Juan Luna, UP Baguio, Baguio City.
  • Member, Secretariat Committee, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration Conference 2011: A Return to Our Hispanic Roots: Revisiting the Galleon Trade, 6-8 October 2011, University of San Carlos, Cebu City.
  • Rapporteur, UP Rizal International Sesquicentennial Conference – Rizal in the 21st Century: Local and Global Perspectives, 22-24 June 2011, GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
  • Member, Documentation Committee, 2nd PACLAS International Conference on Latin American Studies, 5-7 October 2010, De La Salle University-Manila and University of Sto. Tomas.
  • Member, Secretariat Committee, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration Conference 2010: Pag-abyanay: Images of Friendship beyond the Center, 15-16 September 2010, UP Visayas-Iloilo City Campus, Iloilo.
  • Examiner, University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT)
    2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018