Message from the Director

It is with honour as well as humility that I assumed the Directorship of the Cebuano Studies Center. CSC is one of the few research centers and libraries combined in the country that carries out interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences of Cebu. We aim to provide world-class research, publication and service on everything Cebuano for our clientele.

Although we are presently located at the Josef Baumgartner Learning Resource Center building of the Talamban campus, we would like to think of CSC as a busy center with internal linkages to many different departments and offices in the university and external linkages to Cebu and the Philippines as well as the worldwide research community.

The strength of CSC comes from this network of linkages. As such, our research affiliates have come from different universities and countries for their researches on Cebuano-related topics. The exchange of materials and papers is a major incentive for more ground-breaking results not only in the archives but for researches that enrich our collective projects.

I look forward to the challenges of further establishing CSC as a key site in the world for the study of Cebu and Cebuano-related subjects and call on colleagues and friends to focus and collaborate with us especially on this exciting endeavor.

Hope Sabanpan-Yu