Archives in Historical Memory in Guatemala Symposium: Archives and Justice in Latin America panel

Friday, April 12, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
STO STO 131 Stokes Auditorium
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Hochberg, Rachel A


As part of the Archives in Historical Memory in Guatemala Symposium, this research panel features presentations by Kate Doyle (National Security Archives Senior Analyst), Rachel Schwartz (PhD Candidate specializing in Guatemala at the University of Wisconsin), Dr. Carlos Haas (researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich), and Dr. Arancha Garcia del Soto (a foremost expert on psychosocial projects for conflicts’ victims at the Juan March Foundation in Madrid, Spain). Carlos Juárez and Maynor Alvarado, two members of the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo’s legal team will also provide comments. 

This two-day symposium on April 11th and 12th brings a variety of experts to Haverford College in order to present work on how archival materials can be used in efforts to shift historical memory of conflict and human rights violations. These discussions are grounded in the shared experiences of working in the context of transitional justice following Guatemala’s Armed Internal Conflict. Activities and presentations will link these experiences to the importance of the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM) Digital Archive - a collaboration between the GAM and Haverford College Libraries to digitize, describe, and share the human rights organizations’ case files on desaparecidos, or disappeared, and other human rights violations.

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