Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America and Southern Europe

1 Credit Topics Course Spring 2014
ALL sessions and guest-speaker presentations are public
Nolte 235
Thursdays 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.

This course will explore the particular developments and transnational entanglements of social memories in societies revisiting their legacies of dictatorship, state terror, and grave human rights violations in Latin America and Southern Europe.

It will be organized in a series of lectures in which distinguished experts from the countries of study will discuss their work and engage in dialogue with local scholars and students on the contemporary processes of re-interpretation and re-framing of the atrocities as well as the transitional justice models adopted in their aftermaths.

Coordinators:
• Barbara Frey (Human Rights Program)
• Alejandro Baer (Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dept. of Sociology)
• Ana Forcinito (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese)

January 23
Barbara Frey (U of M)
Transitional Justice and Human Rights

February 6
Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís (filmmakers)
Screening and discussion of their film "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" (Guatemala)

February 20
Alejandro Baer (U of M)
The Collective Memory of Mass Atrocities

March 6
Mariana Achugar (Carnegie Mellon University)
Uruguayan Memories of Dictatorship

March 27
Glenda Mazzarobba (UNDP rep. for the Brazilian Truth Commission)
Reparations, Half Truths and Impunity

April 10
Emilio Crenzel (University of Buenos Aires) (tbc), Ana Forcinito, Leigh Payne (Oxford/U of M) Panel Discusion: The Evolving Memory of Argentina's "Disappeared"

April 24
Anna Forcinito (U of M)
Art, Memory and HHRR

May 8
Francisco Ferrándiz (CSIC, Madrid)
Unearthing Civil War Victims in Spain

Institute for Advanced Studies Research Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence 2013/2014.

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