In the Beginning: Humanizing History Introductory Lecture

What can we really know about history? In this lecture, Dr. Tirol discusses the subject of history and how learners can study and appreciate the stories from the past.

Jose Maria Edito K. Tirol, PhD graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1994 with an AB Interdisciplinary Studies degree, and an MA in History in 1999. He completed his PhD in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman, in 2015. His dissertation was entitled “Of Forgetting and Remembering: Social Memory, Commemoration, and the Jewish Refugees in the Philippines During the Second World War.” Dr. Tirol is now on his 26th year working for Ateneo, serving as both an Assistant Professor of the Department of History, and since 2017, Director of the Office of Admission and Aid.

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