July 24, 2023

On July 20th, Christina Lee presented the keynote lecture "1762: The Cultural Sacking of Manila during the British Occupation and the Restoration of Its Archives” at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila. The event was open to the public and attended by many Filipino students and, among others, the newly appointed Ambassador of Mexico, Daniel Hernández, and Ambassador Miguel Utray of Spain.

According to Professor Marlon Sales (University of the Philippines), “Prof Dr. Christina Lee […] spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in Intramuros. It was the biggest lecture organized by Instituto Cervantes and the Department of European Languages at UP so far for this year.” After the presentation, she met the guests of the events and signed copies of her book, Saints of Resistance (Oxford UP), which was just released in its paperback edition (Ateneo UP).