Archives and Historical Memory in Guatemala Symposium: Digitizing Human Rights Archives in Latin America panel

Friday, April 12, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 131 Stokes Auditorium
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Conference & Symposia
Hochberg, Rachel A

 As part of the Archives and Historical Memory in Guatemala Symposium, join us for "Digitizing Human Rights Archives in Latin America." This research panel is composed of Dr. Alex Galarza (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Lead); Carlos Juarez (A lawyer at the GAM); Celeste Villatoro (Digitization Specialist at the GAM); David Bliss (Digital Processing Archivist at the University of Texas Libraries); and moderated by Dr. Brie Gettleson (Social Science Librarian).

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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