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Francisco Ferrándiz. sapiens.org. 03/06/2016. “Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead”

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 […]

Call for Papers “The Collapse of Memory – Memory of Collapse: Remembering the Past, Re-Constructing the Future in Periods of Crisis”

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 […]

Call For Papers: Spain’s Civil War 80 Years Later: The Wound That Will Not Heal?

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: Francoism under quarantine

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 […]