MA. MERCEDES G. PLANTA

(Redirected from Merce Planta)

MA. MERCEDES G. PLANTA, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of History

Deputy Director, Third World Studies Center
Palma Hall Basement, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman
Tel: (632) 9818500 local 2126/ (632) 4344021
Email: merce.planta@gmail.com


DEGREE


PhD (History), Department of History, National University of Singapore

M.A. (History), Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman

B.A. (History), Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


Faculty Member

Associate Professor IV, Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman (April 2010 - present)

Associate Professor II, Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman (July 2009- April 2010)

Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology and Society (STS) Cluster, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman (AY 2009 - present)

Faculty Affiliate, University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies (June 2008 - present)

Faculty Affiiliate, Tri-College Philippine Studies Program, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) (June 2010 - present)

Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman (2000-June 2009)

Instructor, Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman (1996 – 2000)


Undergraduate Tutor Department of History, National University of Singapore

Singapore: The Evolution of A Global City – 1st and 2nd semester AY2005-2006

Why History? The Turbulent Twentieth Century - 2nd semester AY 2004-2005; second semester AY 2005-2006

United States Film and Media – 1st semester AY 2004-2005


MAJOR AND GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT AT THE U.P. HISTORY DEPARTMENT

(2nd Semester AY 2011-2012)

KASAYSAYAN 324 (Seminar in Philippine History)


1st Semester AY 2011-2012)

KASAYSAYAN 156 (Historical Development of Science, Technology and Medicine in Asia) KASAYSAYAN 298 (Philippine-American War)


Previous Academic Semesters

KASAYSAYAN 1 (Philippine History and Institutions) – every semester since AY 2008 KASAYSAYAN 302 (Imperialism) – 2nd semester AY 2010 - 2011 KASAYSAYAN 323 (Evolution of American Foreign Policy) – 1st semester AY 2009 - 2010 KASAYSAYAN 116 (Philippine Nationalism) – 1st and 2nd semester AY 2010-2011 KASAYSAYAN 207 (Selected Topics in Southeast Asian History) – 2nd semester AY 2008 - 2009 KASAYSAYAN 111 (Colonial Philippines 2) – 2nd semester AY 2008 – 2009


COURSES TAUGHT WITHIN U.P. BUT OUTSIDE THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT


(AY 2011-2012)

STS (Science, Technology and Society program under the U.P. College of Science) – Academic Year 2009-2010 – present

SEA 30 (Asian Emporiums under the U.P. Center for International Studies) – Academic Year 2008 – present Previous Academic Semester/s

GS 197 (Global Studies under the U.P. Center for International Studies) – 2nd semester Academic Year 2009-2010


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION (with academic load credits)


Deputy Director, Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines Diliman (June 2011 to present)

Deputy Director, System Information Office, Office of the Vice-President for Public Affairs, University of the Philippines System (January 2010 – February 2011)

Coordinator, University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies East and Southeast Asia Program (June 2009 – June 2010)


ADVISING/MEMBERSHIP IN THESIS/DISSERTATION COMMITTEES


Dissertation Panel, Arnel Joven PhD (History) – Defense scheduled 23 February 2012

Thesis Adviser, Jemuel Castillo, PhD History (on-going)

Thesis Adviser, Antonio B. Galang, M.A. History (on-going)

Thesis Defense Panel Member, Aaron R. Molina, M. A. History, Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, 19 October 2009

Thesis Proposal Defense Panel Member, Analyn B. Munoz, 27 October 2009

Dissertation Proposal Defense Panel Member, Severo C. Madrona, 9 February 2009


DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE WORK


Member, History Curriculum Committee (Crafted new syllabus for the History Department’s new course offering - KAS 157: Historical Development of Science, Technology and Medicine in Asia)

Member, History Department Centennial Committee (2010-2011)

Convenor, Spanish Friendship Day Celebration, June 2009


EXTENSION WORK


Academic Reviewer, History and Social Studies Textbook, National Book Development Board (NBDP) (April 2011 - present)

Editorial Consultant, History and Social Studies Textbook, National Book Development Board (NBDP) of the Philippines (September 2011 - present)

Secretariat, International Conference on the 150th Anniversary of Jose Rizal, GT Toyota Building, Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 22-24 June 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)

Reviewer, National University of Singapore Press (2010 - present)

Reviewer, University of the Philippines Press (2010 – present)

Reviewer, University of Santo Tomas Press (2010 – present)

Associate Editor, U.P. Newsletter (January 2010 – February 2011)

Member, U.P. Department of History and SEPHIS (South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development) Textbook Review Project (2009 - 2010)

Reviewer, St. Paul College of Quezon City Journal (2009 – present)

Research Consultant (Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation) (March 2009 - August 2009)


PUBLICATIONS _____________________________________________________________

Book Project (Manuscript Completed; in final stages of pre-publication stage pending a publication grant from the National Book Development Board of the Philippines). Traditional medicine in colonial Philippines, 16th to the 19th centuries

2010. ‘How to convince people what climate change is’, in Overcoming disasters: Lessons from Post-disaster interventions in Japan and Southeast Asia Zayas, ed. Zayas, Cynthia N., V.V. Hernandez, and A.C. Fajardo (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Center for International Studies).

2009. ‘The sacred and the sanitary: The colonial medicalization of the Filipino body’, (co-author with Julius Bautista) in The Body in Asia, ed. Turner, Bryan and Zhang Yangwen (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press).

2003. ‘Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopoeia in the Philippines, 16th and 17th Centuries’, in Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, ed. Chan, Alan K., Gregory K. Clancey and Hui-Chieh Loy (Singapore: Singapore University Press, National University of Singapore and World Scientific Vision), pp. 157-170.

2001. ‘Thwarted agricultural possibilities’, Philippine farming traditions and practices: Cooperation, celebration, challenges and change, ed. De Castro, Leonardo and E.S.B. Fronda (Philippines: Presidential Commission for the New Centuryand the Millenium), pp.119-129.

2000. ‘The Municipality of Ilog, Negros Occidental: A study in local and oral history’, in Kasaysayan Mula sa Bayan: History from the People, ed. Apilado, Digna and Eden Gripaldo (Quezon City: Philippine National Historical Society).


REVIEWS ________________________________________________________

Forthcoming. Social Science Diliman. Churchill, Bernardita Reyes (Executive Editor), Eden M. Gripaldo, and Digna B. Apilado (Associate Editors). (2011). 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.

Fall 2007. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Warwick Anderson, Colonial pathologies: American tropical medicine, race, and hygiene in the Philippines (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006), xi, 355pp.

October-November 1999. ‘Review of the 9th International Conference for the History of Science in East Asia’, Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) Southeast Asian Studies Bulletin, (2/99).


Fellowships, Grants, Awards


A. Professorial Chair/Fellowships

1. Toyota Foundation Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP), 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

2. Centennial Professorial Chair Award, 2011, University of the Philippines Diliman

3. Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 2001, Fellowship/Research Grant


B. Ph.D. Related Grants

1. Ph.D. Incentive Grant, 2010-2011, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD), University of the Philippines, Diliman

2. Ph.D. Research Fellowship Grant, 2003-2007, National University of Singapore (NUS)

3. Library Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center, Tarrytown, New York , 2005, Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC), Rockefeller Foundation

4. Dissertation Research Fund, 2005, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS)

5. Dissertation Research/Travel Grant, Asia Research Institute (ARI), 2005, National University of Singapore (NUS)


C. M. A. Related Grants

1. Thesis Grant, Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), 1998

2. Thesis Grant, University of the Philippines Office of the Chancellor, 1997

3. Thesis Grant, University of the Philippines Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (0VCRD), 1997


D. Publication Grants

1.International Publication Award, 2010, University of the Philippines, Diliman. (2009). ‘’The sacred and the sanitary: The colonial medicalization of the Filipino body’, (co-author with Julius Bautista) inThe body in Asia , ed. Turner, Bryan and Zhang Yangwen (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press).

2. International Publication Award, 2003, University of the Philippines, Diliman. (2003). ‘Traditional medicine and pharmacopoeia in the Philippines, 16th and 17th centuries,” in Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, ed. Chan, Alan K., Gregory K. Clancey and Hui-Chieh Loy (Singapore: Singapore University Press, National University of Singapore and World Scientific Vision), pp. 157-170.


E. Conference and Travel Grants

1. A Return to Our Hispanic Roots: Revisiting the Galleon Trade, Fil-Hispano Conference, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines, 6-8 October 2011; University of the Philippines Faculty Development Fund, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Historical Research

2.19th Manila Studies Association Conference, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Intramuros, Manila, 31 August to 1 September 2010; Manila Studies Association

3. International Conference on Postcolonial Praxis: Theories, Cultural Practices and Movements for the Global South, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 21 – 23 July 2010; University of the Philippines Faculty Development Fund

4. 3rd History of Medicine in Southeast Asia (HOMSEA) Conference, 22-25 June 2010, Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS), The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, The Canada Research Chair in Health Care Pluralism, The University of Montreal, and the International Institute for Asian Studies (The Netherlands)

5. Emergent Science, Technology and Medicine in Southeast Asia Workshop, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 14-16 January 2009; University of Sydney, Science, Technology and Society (STS) Cluster, National University of Singapore (NUS) Asia Research Institute (ARI) and National Science Council, Taiwan

6. International Public Health Conference, Ateneo de Manila University, 22-23 July 2008; Ateneo de Manila University

7. Conference on The Body in Asia: Human Cosmos and Culture Canvas, Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS) 15-16 March 2007; ARI, NUS

8. Health and Social Sciences in Transition Conference, Monash University, Australia, 23-26 July 2007; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Student Fund

9. 9th Inter-ASEAN University Conference, University of Hanoi, Vietnam, 17-22 July 2006; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Student Fund

10.19th International Conference of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Manila, Philippines, 21-25 November 2006; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Student Fund

11. ASEAN Graduate Student Forum, 28-29 July 2006; Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS)

12. Health and Disease in Asia: Historical Perspectives and Global Linkages Interdisciplinary Workshop, Shaw Foundation Building Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) National University of Singapore (NUS), 21 April 2006; Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London and the Department of History, NUS

13. 18th International Conference of the Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Taipei, Taiwan, December 2004; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Student Fund

14. International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Singapore, 2003; ICAS, National University of Singapore (NUS)

15. 10th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, Shanghai, China, 20-23 August 2002; University of the Philippines Research Dissemination Grant

16. XX1st International Congress of the History of Science, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 8-14 July 8-14 2001, University of the Philippines Faculty Research Dissemination Grant and the Philippine Social Science Travel Grant (PSSC)

17. 9th International Conference of the History of Science in East Asia, Singapore, 23-27 August 1999; Department of History, National University of Singapore (NUS)


Professional Membership


Member, International Society of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Member, Philippine National Historical Institute Member, Philippine Historical Association Member, Manila Studies Association (MSA)

Conference and Seminar Presentations


Lecturer, ‘Philippine Culture and Society: An Overview’, University of Innsbruck Asian Studies Program Lecture organized with the College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Institute of Small Scale Industries, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 6 February 2012

Lecturer, ‘Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, 1857-1925: Premier Filipino Filipinist’, Our Heroes and Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman College of Science Symposium in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Jose Rizal, College of Science Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 28 November 2011

Paper Presenter, ‘Healers in the medical marketplace: Traditional medical practitioners, licensed physicians and doctors in nineteenth and twentieth century Philippines,” A Return to Our Hispanic Roots: Revisiting the Galleon Trade, Fil-Hispano Conference, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration, 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, 25-28 February 2011 PHIVOLCS Auditorium, C.P. Garcia, U.P. Diliman

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’, 3rd Historians of Medicine in Southeast Asia Conference, 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”, Towards a Culture of Resilience –An International Symposium on the Best Education Practices on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan and Southeast Asia, 15 – 17 February 2010, 2nd Floor, National Engineering Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman Faculty Lecturer, ‘Let there be reflective social science’, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) Summer Training Workshop for Social Science Teachers, Palma Hall 207, CSSP, University of the Philippines, Diliman, April 2009 Paper Presentor, ‘Remaking the body: The physical establishment of the Filipino’, Liga Historia De La Salle University History Department Lecture Series, Yuchengco Building, Manila, 12 August 2009 Paper Presentor, ‘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, NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman, 17-18 August 2009 Paper Presentor, ‘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 Presentor, ‘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 Presentor (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 Presentor, ‘Childcare and midwifery in the American Philippines’, Graduate Students Speaker Series, Department of History, National University of Singapore, January 2007

Paper Presentor, ‘Childcare and midwifery in the American Philippines”, 19th International Conference of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Manila, Philippines 21-25 November 2006

Paper Presentor, ‘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 Presentor, ‘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 Presentor, ‘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 Presentor, ‘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 Reader, ‘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 Reader, ‘The carrots of colonialism: 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 Reader, ‘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 Science 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 Reader, ‘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 Reader, ‘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 Reader, ‘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, Asia in the 20th Century, Southeast Asia Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) International Conference, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 27-30 January 1998

Participant, The Philippine Revolution and Beyond, Philippine National Historical Society Conference, Manila Hotel, Philippines, 21-23 August 1997

Participant, Determining the Truth About Andres Bonifacio, Manila Studies Conference, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Auditorium, Manila, July 1997

Participant, Pagbabalik-tanaw sa mga Di-Kilalang Paghihimagsik, UP Lipunang PAngkasaysayan (UP LIKAS) National Conference of History Majors, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Auditorium, Manila, 25-26 July 1998

Participant, Ang Rebolusyong 1896 Mula sa Salaysay ng mga Nakasaksi, UP Lipunang Pangkasaysayn (UP LIKAS) National Conference of History Majors, National Commission for Culture and the Arst (NCCA) Auditorium, 8 July 1996

Administrative Positions

Courses handled

Publications

Awards and Recognitions

See Also