San Agustin hosts International Seminar on Global History and Construction of Global Citizenship

The University of San Agustin (USA) is hosting the Seminar on Global History and the Construction of Global Citizenship on May 18-20 to 23-26 2022 at Hotel Sta. Monica, University of San Agustin, Iloilo City.

The seminar is part of the activities of the consortium of five Filipino and four European institutions, including USA, that compose the “Capacity building for Legal and Social Advancement in the Philippines” or Calesa Consortium under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building High Education Project (609668-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP [2019 – 2012/001 – 001]) of the European Union.

Among the dignitaries who are gracing the event is the coordinator of the CALESA Project, Dr. Jose Manuel de Torres Perea, of the Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Malaga, Spain.

This CALESA Seminar is the first international event that the University is holding after the hiatus brought about by the CoVid-19 pandemic. The Seminar covers a wide range of topics about global citizenship construction and global history.

The roster of speakers is as follows:

Prof. Fernando Wulff Alonso, Universidad de Malaga

Topics: Introduction: The historiographic currents of global history; Human beings in the world; Urban revolutions in the Eurasian continent and Africa; Main processes in a  planetary view; The first globalization around the change of era;

Universal religions; East Asia from a global perspective; and The second globalization (XIII-XV)

Fr. Antonio de Castro, S.J., Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Philippines Topic: The history of Christianity in the Philippines, nationalism, and the concept of ‘global citizenship’

Prof. Antonio Calvo Maturana, Universidad de Malaga,

Topics: An introduction to early modern and modern world system: Structures and processes; The Hispanic monarchy: A global empire (XV-XIX); Humanity; Imperialism and its consequences; and Crossed views

Prof. Felino S. Garcia Jr., University of the Philippines – Visayas, Philippines

Topic: “Levantado del Olvido”: Una Traducción de los Pájaros de Fuego A La Lengua Filipina

Atty. Raphael Perpetuo M. Lotilla, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines Topic: Preliminary notes on the legal aspects of Spanish acquisition of sovereignty over the inhabitants of the Philippines

Ms. Ma. Christina A. Cañones, MA, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Philippines The colonial designs and local constructions in the making of a Spanish town: The case of Zamboanga, 1719-1919

The event is hybrid: Professors Wulff, Calvo, and Garcia will be delivering their lectures in person before physical attendees at the University of San Agustin, while Fr. de Castro and Ms. Cañones and other attendees are joining via Zoom. It will be live-streamed on the University of San Agustin-Iloilo Facebook Page,

The co-presenters of the University of San Agustin for the event are the Universidad de Malaga and Ateneo de Zamboanga University, which are partner institutions in the Calesa Project.

Know more about the Calesa Project by visiting and about the Seminar by visiting our event website: