The UA&P College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will hold the 2024 Urban Humanities Summer School in Baguio City from May 20 to June 7, 2024. The summer school will immerse students in the settings, material culture, and living heritage that lend character to and enliven the UNESCO Creative City of Baguio.
Known as the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City is a diverse, multi-ethnic city with a complex history, emerging from its history as a settlement of Ibaloi families, an American colonial hill station, and a settlement of Japanese and European nationalities before the Second World War. Participants of the summer school will visit selected study sites within the city, interact with local residents, and gain a humanist understanding of the city through place-based memory archiving and sensory ethnography.
The course instructors are Dr. Laya Boquiren-Gonzales (Chairperson, Arts Department) and Ms. Mary Josefti Nito (Chairperson, History Department).
Non-UA&P participants will earn a certificate of completion which may be credited for a 3-unit course on Urban Humanities.