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.