New research by anthropologists and forensic scientists is bringing hope to the relatives of war victims while challenging Spain’s “pact of forgetting”. In a waist-high trench alongside Spain’s national Highway 1, a dozen volunteers wearing rubber gloves brush tan clay from crumbling human bones. Their knees rest on foam cushions, and a white tent shades […]
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Conference, Lund 21-22 September 2016 The Centre for European Studies at Lund University and the International Research Network “Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region”, a collaborative programme between the universities of Lund, Tartu, and Greifswald, invites proposals for conference papers, which discuss how the management […]
A court case in Argentina opened mass grave sites, forced fresh look at Civil War. More
An event bringing together artists and scientists to examine the impact of war on society through artistic representation and scientific evidence. Oxford Brookes University 11th February 2016 More
Spain confronts its troubled past after campaigners turn to Argentinian courts for investigation into crimes against humanity. theguardian
The fifth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will take place from June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS). The theme of the 2016 event will be “The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, […]
IAMCR 2016 pre-conference The Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK) invites submissions for this IAMCR 2016 pre-conference, which will mark the eightieth anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. During this two-day conference, we will examine the intersections between memory, truth, justice, ideology, the state and […]
Franco 40/40: a multidisciplinary proposal by the European Observatory on Memories to review the 40 years gone by since Franco’s death. 12 November: Ricard Vinyes, professor of Contemporary History at the University of Barcelona, and Francisco Ferrándiz, expert of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), participate in “Fosses, panteons i mausoleus. De les cunetes al […]
On Wednesday, October 28, Lee Douglas and Jorge Moreno Andrés’ documentary film What Remains will be screened at the Impugning Impunity: ALBA Human Rights Film Festival at the Cervantes Institute in New York.
Policies of historical memory
The underground past: exhumations and memory politics in Spain contemporary transnational and comparative perspective
PIE (CSIC) 200710I006
COST IS1203 (ISTME)
H2020 REFLECTIVE-5-2015, ref. 693523 (UNREST)