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History in Quarantine: A Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo

Ambeth Ocampo is an accomplished historian, bestselling author, columnist, and speaker. Drawing from extensive archival research at home and abroad, he has written on Philippine history with emphasis on its art, culture, and heroes. He is an Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of History of the Ateneo de Manila University. As an independent curator, he sits on the advisory boards of the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, BenCab Museum, Lopez Museum, and the President ElpidioQuirino Foundation.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Looking Back 14: Dirty Ice Cream

A history of food is fascinating not so much because of the scents, colors, and flavors of food but the way in which food shapes people and how people shape the food they eat . . . A history of ice cream in the Philippine is not just a catalog of taste but an alternative way of looking at how Filipinos have changed to become the nation we want to be.

–From the lead essay A History of “Dirty Ice Cream”

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