Course “Anthropology and historical memory: victims, politics and justice” in the National Museum of Anthropology (Madrid)

Anthropology and historical memory: victims, politics and justice

April 2, 3 and 4, 2019

National Museum of Anthropology (Madrid)

Course coordinated by Francisco Ferrándiz (Researcher in the CHSS-CSIC), Zoé de Kerangat (member of the Memories in Network association and researcher in the CHSS-CSIC), Patricia Alonso (NMA) and Belén Soguero (NMA).

Organized by the Center for Human and Social Sciences (CSIC), Memories in Network association, Cauri, Association of Friends of the NMA, the Complutense University of Madrid and the National Museum of Anthropology.

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Memòria, associacionisme i patrimoni després del franquisme

Conference by: 

Ricard Conesa Sánchez
(Observatori Europeu de Memòries) 
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
18.00 – 20.00 hours
Aula 411
Facultat de Geografia i Història (Universitat de Barcelona)
C/ Montalegre, 6
Metro Universitat – Catalunya – Liceu

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Photos and Silhouettes: creative resources in the Human Rights movement in Argentina

Conference by: 

Ana Longoni

(Museo Reina Sofía/CONICET)


Thursday, February 14, 2019

12:00 – 14:00 horas
Sala María Moliner (1F8)
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC
C/Albasanz, 26-28
Metro: Suanzes & Ciudad Lineal

Free entry

 

A Change of Aesthetics: Citizen Ruptures in the Spanish Transition

A course conducted by Germán Labrador

24, 25, 28, 30 and 31 January 2019

Museo Reina Sofía, 5pm / Sabatini Building, Workshops

 

This course, with its design rooted in the exhibition The Poetics of Democracy. Images and Counter-Images from the Spanish Transition, explores the imaginary of 1970s Spain from a central hypothesis: the articulation, in the confrontation with Francoism and post-Francoism, of citizens’ breakaway resulting from an upsurge in certain aesthetic practices. Through these practices, new political subjects were shaped in opposition to the regime’s institutions and forms of discipline. This other society included women, young people, neighbourhood groups and “dangers to society”, the last of which refer to the Francoist Law that stigmatised those considered a menace to the regime, from beggars to homosexuals. In parallel, the emergence of this multifarious civil society and its struggles for emancipation questions the limits of the dictatorship and the transition to democracy, its practices producing and organising alternative forms of culture and social and urban models, in addition to ways of life referred to here inside this framework as ‘transitional’. The documents of such actions and proposals constitute a democratic archive, susceptible to questioning, in exhibition terms, and intervened in from the present. Thus, to think about the transitional legacy means to reflect upon the origins, devices and limits of democracy, and imagine its possible transformations.

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“Valeriano Weyler en Cuba y la invención del campo de concentración?”

Conference by: 

Alberto P. Martí
(University of Nottingham) 
 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
18.00 – 20.00 hours
Aula 220
Facultat de Geografia i Història (Universitat de Barcelona)
C/ Montalegre, 6
Metro Universitat – Catalunya – Liceu

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UNREST Horizon 2020

UNREST Final conference en la British School at Rome del 6 al 8 de febrero de 2019

The Horizon 2020 project ‘Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe’ (UNREST) Final Conference was held at the British School at Rome on 6-8 February 2019.

This international conference invited some of the leading specialists in Memory Studies, History, Social Anthropology, Political Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Human-Computer Interaction, heritage professionals, cultural practitioners, and policymakers to discuss the work of the UNREST project over two days at the prestigious British School at Rome.

Francisco Ferrándiz and Marije Hristova participated in the journeys with the following conference: “Remembering at Sites of Mass Grave Exhumations

Full program

UNREST project website


 

Workshop: Exhumations and Memory in contemporary Bosnia, Poland and Spain 23 March 2018

4 Debates within the debate workshop “Exhumations and Memory in contemporary Bosnia, Poland and Spain”, part of the UNREST and BELOW GROUND project by Francisco Ferrándiz (ILLA, CCHS-CSIC).

Date of celebration: 23 March, 2018 at the Center for Human and Social Sciences of the CSIC (Madrid, Spain).


 

Workshop: Exhumations and Memory of the Spanish Civil War in the XXI C.January 30 and 31, 2017

6 debates within the debate workshop “Exhumations and Memory of the Spanish Civil War in the XXI C” that is part of the project UNREST and BELOW GROUND, by Francisco Ferrándiz (ILLA, CCHS-CSIC) and Francisco Colom (IFS, CCHS-CSIC) .

Date of celebration: January 30 and 31, 2017 at the Center for Human and Social Sciences of the CSIC (Madrid, Spain).


 

UNREST Stakeholder Workshop. 19 October 2016

6 debates within the debate workshop “UNREST Stakeholder Workshop” which is part of the UNREST and SUBTIERRO project, by Francisco Ferrándiz (ILLA, CCHS-CSIC).

Date of celebration: 19 October 2016 in Brussels (Belgium)


 

MOOC course: How We Remember War and Violence: Theory and Practice

Consider how we recall war and violence and discover a different way to remember. Our memories of conflict are often used against us. Nationalist movements manipulate the story – offering confrontational, harmful perspectives. But there’s a different way. This course takes a new approach to remembering, ‘agonistic memory’. You’ll explore how it improves upon the other two models of memory – ‘cosmopolitan memory’ and ‘antagonistic memory’, going on to see how agonistic memory can be used in your own work to relate more accurately to the past. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how the various models are used today – and will have a new way to look at history.

Access to the course

 

Where the Forest Thickens – English subtitles

THEATRE COMPANY: MICOMICÓN 

Within the framework of the European Project UNREST, work has been done on the creation of a play on the exhumations carried out in Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina and Spain.

In the following link you can consult the Technical Sheet of the play:
Technical Sheet

In the following link you can consult a pedagogical package of the play:
PEDAGOGICAL PACKAGE


 

War Exhibit at the Ruhr Museum in Essen

The exhibition “Krieg.Macht.Sinn” opened at the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, on 12 November 2018 and runs until 10 June 2019.

The exhibition presents controversial agonistic encounters on the level of form and content. It presents diametrically opposed opinions about the same events and exposes history to a provocative media ‘cross-fire’ for instance by featuring in close proximity authentic battle gear, explicit casualties photos, and cutting-edge video game entertainment. Rather than arranging objects and interpretations of warfare from one consistent narrative vantage point, for instance the perspective of pacifism, it presents visitors a constellation of dialogical clusters without a priori privileging one perspective/interpretation over another. Moreover, rather than focusing on one conflict it covers different wars of the 20th Century. All the while, it maintains a clear focus on Ruhr Valley history to enhance the visitors’ affective ties to the material at hand.

360º access to the exhibition
 

UNREST Project Policy Synthesis

The UNREST policy synthesis presents the findings of the project, reporting on the research parameters and providing evidence and analysis from the theoretical work testing agonistic memory as well as the empirical work on exhumation of mass graves and war museums. It also discusses the online course and cultural products that have been created during the project and make a number of policy recommendations on how to deal with difficult history. This policy synthesis is available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Web: UNREST Project Policy Synthesis
Policy Synthesis in English
 

Publications

 

Press releases on the project

The violence of La Sala

Conference by: 

Ram Natarajan
(Universidad de Cambridge)
 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
12:00 – 14:00 hours
Sala María Moliner (1F8)
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC
C/Albasanz, 26-28
Metro Suanzes & Ciudad Lineal

Free entry

 

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11/12/2018. Conference by Francisco Ferrándiz in the CSS-University of Coimbra

SEMINAR:

Memory Studies: Theories, Practices, Perspectives

 

Emily Keightley

Francisco Ferrándiz

 

December 11, 2018, 15h00

Room 1, CES | Alta

Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra

 

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Imagen y Memoria(s). Representaciones visuales de víctimas de desaparición forzada en Argentina, Chile y México.

Conference by: 

Melina Jean Jean
(PhD student in history, FaHCE, UNLP) 
 
Thursday, November 22, 2018
18.00 – 20.00 hours
Aula 220
Facultat de Geografia i Història (Universitat de Barcelona)
C/ Montalegre, 6
Metro Universitat – Catalunya – Liceu

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1939-2019: 80 anys de l’espoli documental del franquisme a Barcelona

Conference by: 

Neus Moran Gimeno
(PhD Candidate al Programa Societat i Cultura de la UB) 
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
18.00 – 20.00 hours
Aula 220
Facultat de Geografia i Història (Universitat de Barcelona)
C/ Montalegre, 6
Metro Universitat – Catalunya – Liceu

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