“The book is an important anchor which will help us relocate our present and look towards our future – as a city, a province, an island and a republic,” Dr. Jose Eleazer Bersales, Ph. D., Head Curator of the University of San Carlos Museum and Manager of USC Press, shared in his welcome address at the book launch and photo exhibit of Integracion /Internacion: The Urbanization of Cebu in Archival Records of the Spanish Colonial Period.
The USC Press partnered with the National Archives of the Philippines in publishing the small yet significant fraction of the never-before-seen plans and drawings, maps and documents about Cebu kept at the National Archives of the Philippines. The book is also a catalogue of archival files that were exhibited at the University of San Carlos Museum in November 13, 2013 and which are now on permanent display at Museo Sugbu, The Cebu Provincial Museum since October 23, 2014.
It also contains essays from six writers: Dr. Danilo M. Gerona, Ph. D. (specializes in the early Spanish colonial era), Trizer Dale D. Mansueto (involved in researches, museums, and translations), Dr. Jose Eleazer Bersales, Ph. D., Mr. Victorino Mapa Manalo (Executive Director of the National Archives of the Philippines) and two eminent historians, Dr. Resil Mojares, Ph. D., and Michael Cullinane. The essays deal with different aspects of the Spanish Colonial urbanization of Cebu from materials in the National Archives of the Philippines and other sources.
PRESSCON FOR THE MEDIA AND BLOGGERS
Integracion /Internacion: The Urbanization of Cebu in Archival Records of the Spanish Colonial Period is part of the planned series which started with Conscripcion: Imagining and Inscribing the Ilocano World which came out in 2014. The volume is edited by two of the country’s distinguished names in the fields of anthropology and sociology, Dr. Jose Eleazer Bersales, Ph. D. and Mr. Victorino Mapa Manalo.