Planta, Ma. Mercedes G.
mgplanta@up.edu.ph
(632) 98185000 loc. 2274
DEGREE
  • Name of school
    National University of Singapore
    Degree w/ year attained/expected to attain
    PhD History
ACADEMIC POSITION
  • Associate Professor of History, 2014-present
FELLOWSHIPS (OUTSIDE UP)
  • Visiting Faculty, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2018)
  • Visiting Scholar, Erasmus Mundos Mobility in Asia (EMMA), University of Evora, Portugal (November–December 2013)
  • Visiting Researcher, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March–May 2013)
  • Visiting Fellow, Limbaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI/Indonesian Institute of Sciences) (2012–2013)
ACADEMIC POSITIONS OUTSIDE OF TEACHING
  • Editor-In-Chief, Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (SSD). Published by the University of the Philippines, Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development) (January 2016–present)
  • Editor, H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. An international interdisciplinary forum for scholars in the humanities and social sciences hosted by the Department of History, Michigan State University (November 2017–present)
    Deputy Editor-In-Chief, Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (RJSEAS) (May 2015–present)
  • Deputy Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Local History (JLH). Published by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) (June 2015–2016).
    Associate Editor, Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (2011–December 2015)
  • Associate Editor, Diliman Review (DR). Published by the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, College of Science, and College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman (November 2013–May 2014)
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
  • Book. 2017. Traditional Medicine in the Colonial Philippines, 16th to the 19th Century. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press. (Finalist, Best Book in Science, 37th National Book Awards for Best Books Published in the Philippines in 2017).
  • Article. 2018. “Filipino Bodies, Public Health and Philippine Independence, 1901–1927”. Update Magazine. Diliman System Information Office.
  • Editor’s Notes. June 2016 to June 2018 Issues. Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development.
  • Book Chapter. 2016. “Hansen’s Disease and International Public Health in the Philippines, 1900-1930s,” in Diokno, Ma. Serena I., ed., Hidden Lives, Concealed Narratives: A History of Leprosy in the Philippines. Manila: National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
  • Book Chapter. 2016. “Spanish Enlightenment, Alessandro Malaspina and the Asian Mediterranean”, in National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Reexamining the History of Philippine-Spanish Relations (Selected Papers, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Conference, 2013–2015). Manila: National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
  • Book Chapter. 2016. “A Chronicle of Sustained Commitment to the Filipino People: 80 Years of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office” (PCSO). Manila: Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
  • Book Chapter. Ongoing. “Victor Heiser: A Biography”. Research Project on the Global Leprosy Project: Southeast Asia with the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation and the Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP)
  • Book Chapter. Ongoing. “The Meaning and Measure of Independence: Sanitation, Hygiene, Nutrition, and Education in the Colonial Philippines, 1900-1935.” Research collaboration on Comparative Colonial State Formation in Southeast Asia with the Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Book Project. Ongoing. Prerequisites To A Civilized Life: The American Colonial Public Health System in the Philippines, 1898-1927. Dissertation to Book Project funded by the Univeristy of the Philippines, Diliman, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) PhD Incentive Grant 2.
  • Book Chapter. 2010. “The Sacred and the Sanitary: The Colonial Medicalization of the Filipino Body,” (co-author with Julius Bautista) in Turner, Bryan and Zhang Yangwen, eds. The Body in Asia. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press
  • Book Chapter. 2010. “How to Convince People What Climate Change Is,” Zayas, Z.N., V.V. Hernandez, and A.C. Fajardo, eds., Overcoming Disasters: Lessons from post-disaster interventions in Japan and Southeast Asia Quezon City: University of the Philippines Center for International Studies
  • Book Chapter. 2002. “Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopoeia in the Philippines, 16th and 17th Centuries,” in Chan, Alan K., Gregory K. Clancey and Hui-Chieh Loy, eds. Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine. Singapore: Singapore University Press, National University of Singapore and Work Scientific Vision. pp. 157-170.
  • Book Chapter. 2001. Planta, Ma. Mercedes G. “Thwarted Agricultural Possibilities,” in Leonardo D. De Castro & Earl Stanley B. Fronda, eds., Philippine Farming Traditions and Practices: Cooperation, Celebration, Challenges and Change. Philippines: Presidential Commission for the New Century and the Millenium, pp. 119-129.
  • Article. 2000. “The Municipality of Ilog, Negros Occidental: A Study in Local and Oral History,” in Kasaysayan Mula sa Bayan: History from the People. Manila: Philippine National Historical Society.
REVIEWS
  • 2015. Book Review. Motoe Terami-Wada. Sakdalistas’ Struggle for Philippine Independence, 1930-1945. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014. 348pp.
  • 2011. Book Review. Bernardita Reyes Churchill (Executive Editor), Eden M. Gripaldo, and Digna B. Apilado (Associate Editors). The movement for independence in the Philippines, 1896-1898: Calendar of documents in the archives of the Cuerpo de Vigilancia de Manila. Quezon City and Intramuros, Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Philippine National Historical Society. [707 pp., ix pp., with illustrations and photographs.] Social Science Diliman (July – December 2011) 7:2, 95-98. ISSN 1655-1524 Print / ISSN 2012-0796.
  • Fall 2007. Book Review, Warwick Anderson, Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006), xi, 355pp. Johns Hopkins University Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.
  • October-November 1999. “Review of the 9th International Conference for the History of Science in East Asia,” Southeast Asian Studies Bulletin, (2/99).
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
  • Associate Dean for Research and Publication, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines, Diliman (July 2014–April 2015)
  • Deputy Director, Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman (June 2011–July 2012)
  • Deputy Director, System Information Office, Office of the Vice-President for Public Affairs, University of the Philippines System (December 2010–March 2012)
  • Coordinator, University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies East and Southeast Asia Program (June 2009–June 2010)
  • Officer-In-Charge, System Information Office, Office, Office of the Vice-President for Public Affairs, University of the Philippines System, April 6–8, April 23, 2010
  • Officer-In-Charge, Center for International Studies, April 28, 2009 to May 6, 2009; November 27, 2009 to December 6, 2009
FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS / AWARDS
  • Awardee, National Book Awards for Best Book in Science (Traditional Medicine in the Colonial Philippines, 16th to the 19th Century (UP Press, 2017), 37th National Book Awards for Best Books Published in the Philippines in 2017, National Book Development Board of the Philippines and Manila Critics Circle
  • Awardee, Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 2017–2018
  • Awardee, One UP Professorial and Faculty Grant for Outstanding Research in the History of
    Science, Technology and Medicine, Colonial Southeast Asia (2016–2018)
  • Awardee, UP Centennial Professorial Chair, 2018
  • Awardee, UP Centennial Professorial Chair, 2017
  • Awardee, Metro Manila Commission Professorial Chair (2015–2016)
  • Awardee, National Book Development Board of the Philippines (NBDB) Trust Fund Grant (2012)
  • Recipient, Erasmus Mundos Erasmus Mundos Mobility in Asia (EMMA) West Mobility Program (2013)
  • U.P. Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development PhD Incentive Award 2) (2013–2014)
  • Awardee, Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) Post-Doctoral Grant (2012)
  • Awardee, U.P. Centennial Professorial Chair Award (2011)
  • Recipient, U.P. Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) Ph.D. Incentive Award (1) (2010)
  • Recipient, U.P. International Publication Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore Research Fund (2006)
  • Recipient, Rockefeller Archive Center Grant (RAC) (2005)
  • Recipient, Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore Research Grant (2005)
  • Recipient, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya Research Grant (2002)
  • Recipient, Philippine Social Science Council Travel Grant (PSSC) (1999)
  • Recipient, Philippine Social Science Council Thesis Grant (1998)
  • Recipient, U.P. Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (0VCRD) Thesis Grant (1997)
EXTENSION WORK
    • Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy Summer Course, “Translating Jamu Indonesian Herbal Medicine: From Ancient-Based Knowledge to Evidence-Based Medicine”, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 5–18 August 2018
    • Judge, Manila National Book Awards (History), 2015, 2017
    • Exam Proctor, Harvard Extension School (2016)
    • Academic Reviewer, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (2017)

Academic Reviewer, National University of Singapore Press (2010–present)

  • Academic Reviewer, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints Journal, Ateneo de Manila University (2017)
  • Academic Reviewer, Philippine Journal of Public Administration (PJPA) (2017)
  • Academic Reviewer, Ateneo University Press (2014–present)
  • Academic Reviewer, University of the Philippines Press (2010–present)
  • Academic Reviewer, Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino (2010–present)
  • Academic Reviewer, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CEAP, Inc.) National Basic Education Commission (NBEC) Project on the Review of the Philippine History Textbooks of the Commission (CEAP NBEC) (2016)
  • Academic Reviewer, University of Santo Tomas Press (2010–present)
  • Academic Reviewer, St. Paul College of Quezon City Journal (2009–2012)
  • History Textbook Reviewer, National Book Development Board (NBDP) of the Philippines (2011)
  • Organizer, Embassy of Chile History Film Review Essay Contest, November 2010 – February 2010
  • Editorial Consultant, College of Arts and Letters Rizal Historical Calendar in celebration of Jose Rizal’s 150th Anniversary (September–November 2010)
  • Associate Editor, U.P. Newsletter (January 2010–March 2011)
  • Member, U.P. Department of History and SEPHIS Textbook Review Project (2009)
  • Research Consultant (Southeast Asia) Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (March 2009–August 2009)
CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
  • Plenary Speaker. “The Place of the Qualitative Method in Science Research.” Bukluran: The 1st Diliman International Food Science and Nutrition Symposium (In Celebration of “Bodies, Science and Philippine Society: UP Diliman Science, Technology and Society Month 2018”, Gusali 2 College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman, 17–19 October 2018.
  • Featured Brown Bag Lecture (May 2018). “Victor Heiser, Hansen’s Disease and the Development of Modern Medicine in Southeast Asia, 1900–1930s.” American Philosophical Society, 104 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
  • Paper Presenter. “Writing for Publication in English Language Academic Journals”. Southeast Asian Studies in Southeast Asia 2017. Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailang, 16–17 December 2017.
  • Paper Presenter. “Traditional Medicinal Plants in the Philippines, 16th to the 19th Century: A Catalog of Remedies for Everyday Use”. 15th Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Products (ASOMPSXV): “Unified Natural Products Research and Development: Translating to Society’s Benefit”. National Institute of Physics, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 6–8 December 2017.
  • Paper Presenter. “The Meaning and Measure of Independence: Sanitation, Hygiene, Nutrition and Education in the Colonial Philippines, 1900–1935”. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and (JSPS) and Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) International Workshop on Emerging State Project: (Dream of) Control and Prevention
Public Health, Policing, and Colonial State in Asia, Tokyo, Japan, 1 December 2017.
  • Participant. University of the Philippines College of Science Science and Society Program Workshop. Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila, 17–18 November 2017.
  • Plenary Speaker. “Traditional Medicine in the Colonial Philippines, 16th to the 19th Century”. Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day. National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED) Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 5–6 October 2017.
  • Plenary Panel. “Confluence of Traditions: Traditional Medicine in Southeast Asia”, Hulagway: Paglikha ng Imaheng Pilipino sa Timog-Silangang Asya. Ika-26 na Pambansang Kumperensiya ng mga Mag-aaral ng Kasaysayan. National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED) Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 21–23 Setyembre 2017.
  • Panelist, Round Table Panel. “Notes on the Study of the History of Medicine in the Philippines,” Continuing and Emerging Trends on Southeast Asian Studies “10 International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS10). Chianga Mai, Thailand, 20–24 July 2017.
  • Paper Presenter. “The Professionalization of Medicine in the Philippines in the 19th Century and the Development of Nationalism.” Workshop on Modernization in 19th Century Philippines. Joint Project of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain, 2–3 June 2017.
  • Paper Presenter. “Victor Heiser: A Biography.” Workshop on the Global Leprosy Project: Southeast Asia. Join Project of the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) and the Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP), Singapore, 27 January 2017.
  • Panelist, Round Table Panel, “The Future of the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia” (with Warwick Anderson, Rethy Chem, Hans Pols, Laurence Monnais, and John Warner), 10th History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA) Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13–15 January 2016.
  • Paper Presenter. “Leprosy and International Public Health,” 10th History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA) Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13–15 January 2016.
  • Paper Presenter. “Infant Mortality and the Discourse of Independence in the Colonial Philippines, 1900–1935.” Workshop on “Comparative Colonial State Formation in Southeast Asia,” Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan, 10 August 2016.
  • Paper Presenter. “The Meaning and the Measure of Independence: Health, Hygiene, Nutrition and Education in the Colonial Philippines, 1900–1935,” 2015 Southeast Asia Studies in Southeast Asia Conference (SEASIA 2015), Consortium of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto, Japan, 12–13 December 2015.
  • Paper Presenter. “Flowers in 16th and 17th Century Philippine Life,” 2014 Chulalongkorn Asian Heritage Forum, Flower Culture in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 8–9 July 2014
  • Paper Presenter. “Spanish Enlightenment, Alessandro Malaspina and the Asian Mediterranean,” Philippine-Spanish Forum on the Pacific Ocean, International Conference Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day 2013, Claro M. Recto Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 8–9 October 2013.
  • Guest Lecturer. “Genealogies of Medicine and the Legacies of Empire in Southeast Asia, 1898–1960,” Southeast Asian History and Historical Methodology Class, De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila, 22 July 2013.
  • Paper Presenter. “The Historical Discipline and Southeast Asian Studies,” The Future and Shape of Southeast Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) Workshop, Bangkok, 30–31 May 2013.
  • Paper Presenter. “Genealogies of Medicine and the Legacies of Empire in Southeast Asia, 1898–1960,” Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI/Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia), Jakarta, Indonesia, 4 February 2013.
  • Paper Presenter. “Spanish Enlightenment, Science and Traditional Medicine in the Philippines, 18th and 19th Centuries,” 6th Asian Society for the History of Medicine (ASHM) Conference, Keio University, Japan,13–15 December 2012.
  • Emcee. “Colloquium on Informed Consent,” University of the Philippines Philippine Genome Center (PGC), National Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 12 October 2012.
  • Paper Presenter. “Notes on the Study of the History of Medicine in the Philippines,” 2012 Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Historiograpiyang Pilipino, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City, 26–28 April 2012.
  • Organizer, “Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Research Writeshop,” 2012 Third World Studies Center Writeshop, UP Third World Studies Center (TWSC), Third World Studies Center Conference Room, Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines, 7–8 May 2012.
  • Moderator, “Pilot Testing of the Draft Human Security Index in Eight Municipalities in the Philippines,” United Nations Development Programme-Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building Programme (UNDP-CPPB), and the UP Third World Studies Center (TWSC), Third World Studies Center Conference Room, Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines, 8 November 2011.
  • Paper Presenter. “Healers in the Medical Market Place: Traditional Medical Practitioners, Licensed Physicians and Doctors in 19th to Early 20th Century Philippines,” A Return to our Hispanic Roots: Revisiting the Galleon Trade, 2nd Dia Del Galleon Anniversary Commemoration, International Conference, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day 2011, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, 6–8 October 2011.
  • Reactor, “Narrating the 1783 Asayama Volcanic Disaster: Public History as Community Revitalization and Disaster Prevention” to Mr. Toshiaki Seki Paper, “Oral Tradition on the Disaster of Asayama Volcano in 1783 (Temmyo 3)-Kamahara Area, Tsumagoi Mura Area and Mud-flow Affected Area,” Eco-cultural Adaptations in Volcanic Environments: Commemorative Symposium on the 20th Year of the Mt. Pinatubo Eruption” University of the Philippines Center for International Studies Forum Forum for Global Issues 2 in cooperation with the The Japan Foundation, PHIVOLCS, Porac Aeta Ancestral Domain Federation, Inc., PAADFI, and the Office of the Chancellor, Diliman, PHIVOLCS Auditorium, C.P. Garcia Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 25–28 February 2011.
  • Paper Presenter. “Cholera Epidemics and Everyday Life in Colonial Philippines, 1901–1912,” 19th Manila Studies Association Conference, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Intramuros Manila, 31 August to 1 September 2010.
  • Paper Presenter. “Public Health and Self-Rule in Colonial Philippines, 1901–1927,” Department of English and Comparative Literature International Conference on Postcolonial Praxis: Theories, Cultural Practices and Movements for the Global South, Faculty Center, College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Building, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, 21–23 July 2010.
  • Paper Presenter, “Epidemics and Everyday Life in 19th Century Colonial Philippines,” Department of History, STS Research Cluster Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore, (NUS) 3rd International Conference on the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA), Riverview Hotel, Singapore, 22-25 June 2010.
  • Participant, 21st International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA) Conference, Riverview Hotel, Singapore, 22-25 June 2010.
  • Reactor, Graciano Yumul Paper, “The Government and its Policies on Disaster,” 16 February 2010, Towards a Culture of Resilience –An International Symposium on the Best Education Practices on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan and Southeast Asia, 2nd Floor, National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 15–17 February 2010.
  • Faculty Lecturer, “Let There Be Reflective Social Science,” College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Summer Training Workshop for Social Science Teachers, PH 207, April 2009.
  • Paper Presenter, “Remaking the Body: The Physical Establishment of the Filipino,” Liga Historia Soeasia A51, De La Salle University History Department Lecture Series, 12 August 2009, Yuchengco Building, Manila.
  • Paper Presenter, “Health and Citizenship in Colonial Philippines, 1901–1927,” Ka-Sci-Sayan: Ang Ugnayan ng Kapaligirang Agham at Kasaysayan, UP Lipunang Pangkasaysayan (UP LIKAS) National Conference, August 17–18, 2009, NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman.
  • Paper Presenter, “Remaking Bodies: The Physical Establishment of the Filipino,” College ofSocial Sciences and Philosophy Talastasan Series, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines, Diliman, AVR Room 207, Palma Hall, 24 February 2009.
  • Paper Presenter, “The Development of Science and Science Teaching and Education in the Philippines,” Emergent Science, Technology and Medicine in Southeast Asia Workshop, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 14–16 January 2009.
  • Paper Presenter, “Remaking the Body: The Physical Establishment of the Filipino,” International Public Health Conference, Ateneo de Manila University, 22–23 July 2008.
  • Paper Presentor, “The American Colonial Public Health System and Health Planning in Southeast Asia,” Health and Social Sciences in Transition Conference, Monash University, Australia, 23–26 July 2007.
  • Paper Presenter (with Julius Bautista), “The Sacred and the Sanitary: The Colonial Medicalization of the Filipino Body,” Conference on The Body in Asia: Human Cosmos and Culture Canvas, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore 15–16 March 2007.
  • Paper Presenter, “Childcare and Midwifery in the American Philippines,” Graduate Students Speaker Series, Department of History, National University of Singapore, January 2007.
  • Paper Presenter, “Childcare and Midwifery in the American Philippines,” 19th International Conference of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Manila, Philippines 21–25 November 2006.
  • Paper Presenter, “Differential Medicine: The American Colonial Public Health System in the Philippines, 1901–1913,” ASEAN Graduate Student Forum, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 28-29 July 2006.
  • Paper Presenter, “Being Filipino and the American Colonial Medical Discourse in the Philipines,” 9th Inter-ASEAN University Conference, University of Hanoi, Vietnam, 17–22 July 2006.
  • Paper Presenter, “Differential Medicine: The American Colonial Public Health System in the Philippines, 1901-1913,” Health and Disease in Asia: Historical Perspectives and Global Linkages Interdisciplinary Workshop organized by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London and the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Shaw Foundation Building, 21 April 2006.
  • Paper Presenter, “The American Colonial Public Health System in the Philippines, 1901– 1935,” Graduate Students Speaker Series, Department of History, National University of Singapore, March 2005.
  • Paper Presenter, “The American Colonial Public Health System in the Philippines, 1901– 1913”, 18th International Conference of the Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Taipei, Taiwan, December 2004.
  • Paper Presenter, “The Carrots of Colonialism/Imperialism: American Education and Japanese Science and Technology Projects in the Philippines,” 10th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, Shanghai, China, 20–23 August 2002.
  • Paper Presenter, “Traditional Medicine in the Philippines: Continuity Amidst Change,” XX1st International Congress of the History of Science, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 8-14 July 8–14 2001.
  • Lecturer, “Traditional Medicine in the Colonial Philippines, 16th to the 19th Centuries,” College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Extramural Program, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 25 April 2001.
  • Participant, 6th International Philippine Studies Conference, Philippine Social Science Complex, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines, 10–12 July 2000
  • Secretariat, 21st National Conference of the Philippine National Historical Society, Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines, October 2000
  • Paper Presenter, “Traditional Medicine in the 17th Century Philippines With Particular Reference to Northern Luzon,” 20th National Conference of the Philippine National Historical Society, Baguio City, Philippines, October 1999.
  • Paper Presenter, “Traditional Medicine in the 17th and 18th Century Philippines,” 9th International Conference of the History of Science in East Asia, Singapore, 23–27 August 1999.
  • Moderator, “Chinese Medicine-Classical Conceptions,” 9th International Conference of the History of Science in East Asia, Singapore, 23–27 August 1999.
  • Secretariat, International Conference on The World of 1896: Contexts and Transformations, Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, June 1998.
  • Paper Presenter, “The Municipality of Ilog, Negros Occidental: A Study in Local and Oral History,” The Philippine National Historical Institute and the Philippine National Historical Society Seminar Workshop on Oral and Local History, University of the Philippines-Miag-ao, May 1998.
  • Participant, Forum on Glenn Anthony May’s Reinventing A Hero, Ateneo de Manila University 4 February 1998
  • Participant, SEASREP International Conference: “Asia in the 20th Century,” UP Diliman 27–30 January 1998.
  • Participant, Philippine National Historical Society Conference: “The Philippine Revolution and Beyond,” Manila Hotel, Philippines 21-23 August 1997.
  • Participant, Manila Studies Conference: Determining the Truth About Andres Bonifacio”, NCCA Auditorium, July 1997
  • Participant, UP LIKAS National Conference of History Majors: Pagbabalik-tanaw sa mga Di-Kilalang Paghihimagsik, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Auditorium 25–26 July 1998.
  • Participant, UP LIKAS National Conference of History Majors: “Ang Rebolusyong 1896 Mula sa Salaysay ng mga Nakasaksi,” 7 NCCA Auditorium -8 July 1996.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • Member, International Society of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Member, Philippine National Historical Institute
  • Member, Philippine Historical Association
  • Member, Manila Studies Association (MSA)