The Philippine Historical Association (PHA) will hold the 2019 Annual Conference with the theme, “Facing the Challenges of Historical Distortions and Opening New Directions in History” on September 19 to 21, 2019 at the NISMED, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City.
While the information revolution continues to democratize knowledge, it has also provided the impetus for the proliferation of fake news, alternative facts and historical distortion. With clear political objectives, even the study of the past has been used as an instrument for the misrepresentation of reality. History has become a cause of confusion and an agent of manipulation, and thus in these times when historical knowledge is being intensely politicized, it is necessary to face the challenges of the misuse of history. It is the objective the 2019 Conference of the Philippine Historical Association to provide an avenue for the discussion of this pressing issue of our time.