Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio: "Philippine Customary Tattooing and Austronesian Heritage"
Exploring Philippine tattooing beyond its visual and symbolic aspects, this session draws on Alfred Gell's ideas to delve into the technical process of tattooing and its role in shaping the concept of 'personhood' in Philippine culture.
Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines-Mindanao, and currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Myfel D. Paluga: "Two durable figures in Pantaron Manobo 'religious life' and the Austronesian 'logic of breathing': An anthropological note on Zeus Salazar's (1968) 'Taiwan-Philippines-Sulawesi anitu axis' "
This session will revisit the main contribution of historian-ethnologist Zeus Salazar’s 1968 dissertation, which argues for the salience of a 'Taiwan-Philippines-Sulawesi' sub-region/geographic axis for a specific phonological form of anitu, in light of Pantaron Manobo 'mythic figures' that we take as the central structuring force in Manobo epic life.
Myfel D. Paluga is an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines-Mindanao, and currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
This double hybrid lecture will be held offline at the Asia-Africa-Institute (AAI), and it will be accessible online via Zoom as well.