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Simposio 917: "Memory and Archives in New Democracies" - ICA 2012

Convocatoria | Austria - Viena
Hasta el 31 de agosto de 2011
Simposio 917: "Memory and Archives in New Democracies" - ICA 2012

Simposio para el 54 Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, (Viena, 2012): Memory and Archives in New Democracies.

Coordinadores: Mazurkiewicz Orchid (University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles - EEUU); Corticelli, Maria (University of Exeter)

Convocan a los interesados a enviar sus propuestas de ponencias (título, resumen de entre 1.000 a 2.000 caracteres, 3 a 5 palabras clave, nombre del ponente, grado académico e institución de adscripción) a los coordinadores antes del 31 de agosto de 2011.

Además, para formalizar la presentación de la propuesta de ponencia será indispensable enviarla utilizando el formulario en línea en la página del ICA.

Breve fundamentación del simposio: Over the past few decades, increasing access to information has been a part of the democratization process in Latin America. This symposium aims to explore the influence and impact of public and private archives on the building of new democracies in the Americas. Archives, both public and private, act as repositories for various kinds of information artifacts generated within society – both official information and that produced by civil society. As such, archives can play a powerful role in the creation and shaping of national or collective memory as different sectors of society draw on the information found within. This symposium provides an opportunity for the exploration of various questions related to this theme, such as:

• The use, and misuse, of state archives in documenting human rights abuses by the state

• How censorship has shaped the way archives have been managed over time

• How has information been preserved and made accessible to users in newly open societies

• What role does archival information play in the development of citizens who are aware of their newly acquired rights

• What technologies are information professionals using to provide communities with expanded access to archival information The panel will feature a multidisciplinary approach with participation sought from historians, information professionals, and human rights officials. This symposium might be appropriate for the following thematic areas: history, human rights, or social and cultural anthropology.

Palabras claves: archives, democratization, human rights, memory, information.

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