On behalf of the Philippine Studies Group (PSG), I am very pleased to announce that the 2017 recipient of the Grant Goodman Award in Philippine Historical Studies is Michael Cullinane of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This award is only granted in alternate years to a well-recognized scholar in any discipline of Philippine Studies whose body of work incorporates substantial historical content and analysis. The selection committee had a number of worthy candidates to consider and was grateful to those individuals who made the nominations, and in some cases, renominations. The award which includes a plaque and a check will be made at this year’s PSG meeting in Toronto at the annual AAS conference (Friday, March 17, 7:30-9:30 in the Peel Room). I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting and to congratulating Michael on receiving the recognition he so deserves.
Paul A. Rodell, Committee Chair
The AAS meeting in Toronto had a great Philippine Studies turnout–both in terms of panels, and our annual meeting.
The annual PSG business meeting on Friday had thirty-one attendees, from seven countries, and twenty-three institutions. More of us than usual were first-time attendees which was great. The highlight of the evening was certainly when Paul Rodell, the chair of the Grant Goodman Award committee, presented Mike Cullinane with the award check and plaque, reading a wonderful account of his research and accomplishments. When he accepted the award, Mike said a few words about how honored he was to receive it. (He also reminded us that it was St. Patrick’s Day–March 17–perfect timing for PSG’s Irishman!)
The conference had 17 panels with some sort of Philippines Studies theme in at least one paper, and four full panels which were organized around Philippine Studies themes, of which two were sponsored by PSG. A list of those panels and papers is available here: 2017-ps-panels-and-papers-at-aas
Thanks to everyone who contributed! –Megan Thomas, PSG Exec. Secy.