Costelo, Ros A.
rcostelo@ucm.es

Ros Costelo is an Assistant Professor in the UP Department of History. She is a PhD in History candidate at the Departamento de Historia Contemporánea, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She is also affiliated with the Instituto de Historia- Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

In 2016, she obtained her Master Interuniversitario en Historia Contemporánea degree in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with her research ¨Construyendo la Colonia¨: La Inspección General de Obras Públicas en Filipinas. She finished BA History (2007) and MA History (2012) in the UP Department of History.

She specializes on the history of Spanish colonial public works in the Philippines, history of Spanish colonial engineering, history of urbanization and local history of Leyte.

A. EDUCATION (Most recent degree first)
  • Name of school
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    Doctorado en Historia Contemporánea (expected to attain, 2020)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Public Works, Sanitation, Order, and Social Control in Manila in the Second Half of the 18TH Century to the 19th Century
  • Name of school
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    Máster Interuniversitario en Historia Contemporánea (degree attained, 2012)
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Construyendo la Colonia¨: La Inspección General de Obras Públicas en Filipinas.
  • Name of school
    University of the Philippines
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    Master in History
    Dissertation/Thesis Title
    Kinaagi han Leyte: Kasaysayan ng Pagbubuo ng Lalawigan 1565-1899
B. RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
  • History of Spanish colonial public works
  • History of Spanish colonial engineering
  • History of urbanization
  • Local history of Leyte
  • History of Spanish colonial Philippines
  • History of Spain and Europe
C. PUBLICATIONS
  • Transcriber, Translator and Annotator, Galleons and Social Control in the Spanish Empire Anthology. National Historical Commission of the Philippines. In process.
  • Author. “Leyte sa Dantaon 19: Pagtukoy ng Kabisera at Pagbuo ng mga Bagong Bongto” (Leyte in the 19th Century: Formation of a Capital and Foundation of Towns) Philippine Social Sciences Diliman, vol. 66, no.1 (Jan-June,2014) pp.1-40.
  • Author, E-Lessons Project of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. 2012-2016.
D. FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
  • Grantee, UP Los Baños Faculty Grant. “Readings on Selected Lives of Contemporary Filipinos” With Pof. Rhina A. Boncocan and Prof. Roberto C. Mata. 2010-2011.
E. PRESENTATIONS
  • ¨Slaughterhouse and Public Health Reform in Nineteenth Century Manila¨. History of Medicine in Southeast Asia International History. Setta Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR. 15-17 January 2018.
  • ¨Network of Knowledge and Technology: Colonial Civil Engineers in the Philippines in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century¨. Harvard University Global History Network International Conference on Empires: Towards a Global History. Department of History, University of Delhi. 3-5 December 2017.
  • ¨Colonial Civil Engineering and the Inspección General de Obras Públicas¨. International Conference on the Modernization of the Philippines in the 19th Century, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Consejo de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid, Spain. 1-2 June 2017.
  • ¨The Inspección General de Obras de Publicas de Filipinas: Foundation and Development¨. International Conference on the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day 2016. University of the Philippines Diliman. 4-5 October 2016.
F. TEACHING
  • Kasaysayan 1
  • Kasaysayan 2
G. EXTENSION
  • Researcher, History Retrieval Project, Archivo General de Indias, Archivo Historico National, Museo Naval, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Condejo de Superior Investigaciones y Scientificas. National Historical Commission of the Philippines. August 2013-January 2014. Madrid and Sevilla, Spain