Projects

As eMindanao is still being developed, the following have been identified, some of it ongoing, as its major activities.

Online Courses – Two related online courses on Mindanao and Hawaii have been established since 2000. These are called ASAN 491P, which can be taken twice for credits at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Asian Studies Program. Two course offerings are available under this course title: “Islam in the Philippines,” and “Mindanao and Hawaii sovereignty movements.” The partner institutions are Ateneo de Zamboanga University and Mindanao State University (three campuses: Marawi, Iligan and General Santos cities).

For more details on this joint online course, please refer to the article by Ric Trimillos et al., “Salaam Manoa, Aloha Mindanao” in Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning Across Asia and the Pacific,” edited by Terrence Wesley-Smith and Jon Gross, University of of Hawaii Press, 2010.

Teaching Enriched History and Bridging Cultures: In Search of Peace in Mindanao – The Center for Philippine Studies (cps) recently won a grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace. It is implemented in cooperation with Mindanao State University.

The project involves undergraduate teaching of history in three MSU campuses, and will run for a period of two years beginning in June 2013, the official start of classes. More …

During the summer 2013, UH Center for Philippine Studies and MSU conducted a seminar-workshop for history teachers at Crystal Inn, Iligan City. This is the first of three workshops aimed at enhancing teachers capacity to handle local history (Hist 3 – History of Muslims and Lumads) infused with peace education. More…

Online Library – this project will set up a digital library on Mindanao that features collections from our partner universities. It is still a work in progress. However, we have initially developed an annotated bibliography that provides a glimpse of such rich depositories on Mindanao.

Others – other activities being considered include a blog or discussion forum, and an online newsletter, among others.