Exhibition: The little things

Exhibition

The little things. How objects kept a persecuted memory.

Inauguration: December 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

UNED-Madrid, Escuela Pías (Calle Tribulete, 14)

 

A sample of some of the thousands of objects, documents, letters or photographs collected during more than ten years of research. Small things that may seem insignificant but that assume the exact way in which memory could materialize. A memory persecuted and silenced by Francoism, who had to look on the banks of society for a place to survive.

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Franco’s repression on the railway

Franco’s repression on the railway

November 28, 2019

Madrid Railway Museum

 

This Railway Historical Memory Day has the purpose of deepening the historical knowledge of what Franco’s repression on the railway meant.

That is why it has brought together a group of accredited researchers with a double purpose. On the one hand, acrisolar the understanding of all repressive chapters. And, on the other, to speak about the analytical meaning and the social repercussion that the memoralist movement has generated during these last years. The only way to achieve these purposes is to organize a day that brings together different knowledge disciplines and different approaches. It is intended both to confirm paradigms and to open new lines of interpretation.

Miriam Saqqa will give the lecture: Where? Rail mass grave and exile.

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Crime Scenes and Sites of Memory. Second International Conference on Perpetrators of Mass

Crime Scenes and Sites of Memory

Second International Conference on Perpetrators of Mass

 

12-15th November 2019

Centre Museístic La Beneficència, Valencia

 

Mass crimes, acts of genocide and political violence have a “metaphysical” dimension against the human being, as highlighted by such diverse authors as Elie Wiesel and Vladimir Jankélévitch. However, whatever their conceptual scope, they are concrete acts that take place in precise places, take place in a unique time and their material actors are, at the end of the day, ordinary people. Reconstructing the scenes that result from these acts means returning to the actions the immediacy and even the banality that they had at the time of their exercise. Now, once the facts have been reconstructed, these same scenarios acquire a new symbolic and cultural condition, they are resemantized in different social spheres: in the criminal processes that reconstruct them, in the memory of victims, executioners and witnesses, in the visual and written archives that describe them and, last but not least, in artistic, literary and cinematographic recreation.

Francisco Ferrándiz will give the conference: Scenarios of crime against humanity: Mass Graves, Forensic Rescue and Phantom Militarism in Spain

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Conference by Francisco Ferrándiz at the Catalan Institute of Anthropology

Lights and shadows in El Valle: Ethnography of the exhumation of Francisco Franco

 

Inaugural conference of the Catalan Institute of Anthropology. Course 2019-2020.

October 28

 

Place: Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Sala Nicolau d’Olwer carrer del Carme 47, Barcelona.

Free entry.

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XVII Congress of Anthropology in Colombia

XVII Congress of Anthropology in Colombia

The trade of anthropology: ruptures, uncertainties and new fields

11 – 14 June 2019, Cali (Colombia)

 

From 11 to 14 June, the XVII Congress of Anthropology in Colombia will take place at the Icesi University in Cali. The XVII version of this congress, entitled “The Trade of Anthropology, Ruptures, Uncertainties and New Fields,” is organized around three axes: Challenges, Frontiers and Ruptures of the Office; Uncertainties, Possibilities and New Fields in Anthropological Formation, Research and Theorization; and State, Nation and Public Anthropology.

Our colleague Laura Langa will participate in the Congress in the multi-format panel: How and why narrate violence? Creative and artistic proposals from the territories. A dialogue of languages.

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Conference by Francisco Ferrándiz at the University of Cambridge

Body politics: tombs, museums, monuments, and the afterlives of dictators in Italy and Spain

The Syndicate Room, The Old Schools, University of Cambridge

July 4, 2019

 

Francisco Ferrándiz will participate in the workshop: Body politics: tombs, museums, monuments, and the afterlives of dictators in Italy and Spain, which will take place on July 4, 2019 at The Syndicate Room, The Old Schools (University of Cambridge).

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1st Congress Managing Memory. Law of Historical Memory of the Canary Islands.

1st Congress

Managing Memory. Law of Historical Memory of the Canary Islands. The Importance of Citizen Initiatives

3 – 4 June 2019, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 

Organized by the Government of the Canary Islands in collaboration with the Association for the Historical Memory of Arucas.

With a heterogeneous and complete program, during the congress, historians, archaeologists, forensic doctors, anthropologists, specialists in historical memory, memory associations and government representatives in charge of managing historical memory will present their work and experience.

The plenary lecture will be given by Francisco Etxeberria, a forensic anthropologist from the University of the Basque Country and the Aranzadi Science Society.

Zahira Aragüete, Queralt Solé, Zoé de Kerangat, and Laura Martín-Chiappe will participate in the Congress in the debate: The Citizens’ Movement for Historical Memory in Spain.

The appointment will be on June 3 and 4 in the Assembly Hall of the Multiple Use Building I of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Conference by Francisco Ferrándiz at the V International Congress of Anthropology AIBR

V International Congress of Anthropology AIBR

THINKING CULTURES CHANGING WORLDS

9 – 12 July, Madrid

 

 

Francisco Ferrándiz will close the V International Congress of Anthropology with a conference entitled “Exhume Francisco Franco? Ethnography of a descent to the depths of the Valley of the Fallen”.

Under the motto “THINKING CULTURES, CHANGING WORLDS”, AIBR celebrates its annual meeting in Madrid, from 9 to 12 July. This Congress poses the challenge of questioning the very concept of culture, which like any concept is limited by our values, structures, languages and criteria. Thinking cultures becomes a way of moving those limits. It is another way of understanding the world, of understanding the worlds and therefore of changing them.

On this occasion the AIBR Association has the collaboration of the Department of Social Anthropology and Spanish Philosophical Thought of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the Research Group Anthropology, Diversity and Coexistence of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) as co-organizers. As in previous editions, the Congress will bring together students and professionals from all over the world who devote themselves to anthropological research in all its fields..

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XXII Ankulegi Anthropology Conference (2019)

XXII Ankulegi Anthropology Conference (2019)

“Anthropology in the face of death”

San Sebastián, 12 April 2019

 

Zoé de Kerangat and Miriam Saqqa Carazo will take part in the XXII Ankulegi Anthropology Conference, “Anthropology in the face of death”, which will be held on 12 April at the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastián. The conference was organised by the Ankulegi association and the Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Death is present in all societies and times, although, like any biological and social process at the same time, it manifests itself in very different ways depending on the cultural and historical context. The XXII Ankulegi Anthropology Conference, linked to the exhibition “Heriotza. Ante la muerte”, organised by the San Telmo Museum, will focus this year on death and its multiple representations and meanings: How is death faced and how is it communicated? What form do funeral ceremonies and rituals take? What are the characteristics of the process of mourning, mourning or the search for meaning and recomposition after a death? What relationship do the living establish with corpses? How are the dead dismissed and how are the dead remembered? What is their presence in society (symbolic, ghostly, spiritual, festive)?

 

Program of the conference

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Tribute to the victims of Franco’s regime in Herrera del Duque

Tribute to the victims of Franco’s regime

in Herrera del Duque

March 16 and 17, 2019

Francisco Ferrándiz and Zoé de Kerangat will participate in the Second Tribute to the victims of Franco’s regime in Herrera del Duque (Badajoz).

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