University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Reframing Mass Violence:
Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America and Southern Europe

1 Credit Topics Course (Spring 2014)
SOC 5090/GLOS 5900

Members of the the human rights group Madres de Plaza de Mayo demonstrate to commemorate 30th anniversary of military coup in Buenos AiresMost sessions will be held at 1-109 Hanson Hall, on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm. All sessions will be public.

1) January 23

Barbara Frey (U of M): Transitional Justice and Human Rights

2) February 6

Pamela Yates, filmmaker: Screening and discussion of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (Guatemala) (tbc)

3) February 20

Alejandro Baer (U of M): The Sociology of Collective Memory

4) March 6

Mariana Achugar (Carnegie Mellon): Uruguayan Memories of Dictatorship

5) March 27

Glenda Mezarobba (UNDP’s rep for the Brazilian Truth Commission Brasil)

6) April 10

Panel Discussion: The Evolving Memory of Argentina’s “Disappeared”
Speaker: Emilio Crenzel (University of Buenos Aires)
Response: Leigh Payne (Oxford / U of M)

7) April 24

Anna Forcinito: Culture/Art, memory and HHRR

8) May 8

Francisco Ferrandiz (CSIC, Madrid): Spain’s Memory Movement