Exhuming Bodies, Producing Knowledge: Collective Memory, Justice and Restitution in Contemporary Spain
April 23 – 24, 2010 (substitute teacher funds available)
University of Minnesota International Center
Faculty leaders include:
Lisa Hilbink, Political Science, University of Minnesota
Ofelia Ferran, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Barbara Frey, Human Rights Program, University of Minnesota
K-14 educators are invited to attend a two-day academic conference exploring the role that recent exhumations of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship have had in the emergence of the movement for the "recovery of historical memory” in Spain. At the beginning of the 21st century, over 30,000 bodies were still interred in
mass graves throughout the country. We will analyze the multiple and complex relations between bodies and knowledge that arise in these exhumations and that explain their political, social, cultural and legal significance in Spain and in other post-authoritarian or post-conflict settings.
Scholars, artists, and activists from Spain and the United States will be leading sessions throughout the conference. Barbara Frey will facilitate a discussion for K-12 educators on Saturday, April 24.
Registration: $15 includes 12 CEUs (for attending both days – 6 CEUs for a single day), lunch on Saturday, and admission to all conference sessions.
To encourage K-12 teacher participation, substitute teacher funds will be made available on a first-come first-served basis for attendance on Friday.
More information at http://igs.cla.umn.edu/research/spain.html
Register online at http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/registration.html
Questions or comments may be directed to Molly McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-7346.