Latin America will feature at the final meeting of the cycle on teaching memory, history and truth

Latin America will feature at the final meeting of the cycle on teaching memory, history and truth


“Truth, memory and intercultural education in Latin America” is the title of the online meeting that brings us to the end of the cycle on teaching memory, history and truth, organised by CAPAZ, in association with the Truth Commission and with the collaboration of the Colombian Historians’ Association.

The event will take place on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (Colombia time), and will be broadcast live on the digital channels of the three convening institutions: YouTube CAPAZ, the Truth Commission’s Facebook and YouTube, and the Historians’ Association Facebook page.

In this third and last meeting, the guests will review Latin American experiences, highlighting the themes included in the cycle as well as experiences based on the work of truth commissions and intercultural education. The round table will be moderated by Javier Guerrero, from the Ministry of Education’s (MEN) Commission for the Teaching of History.

Special guests

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María Paula González – Argentina. BA in History from Universidad de Buenos Aires and PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in the Didactics of Social Sciences. She currently works as an assistant researcher at the Institute of Human Development at the UNGS and as an assistant researcher in the Scientific Research Career at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), based at the same institute. Her research focuses on knowledge and practices in the teaching of history. In 2019, she was appointed director of the PICT 2017-1311 project entitled “History as a school discipline: recent transformations in knowledge, materials and practices at the high school level”. She is the author of articles published in different history, social science and education journals, book chapters and books.

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Andrea Riedemann – Chile. BA in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), MA in Intercultural Education and PhD in Historical and Cultural Sciences from Freie Universität Berlin. She recently concluded her post-doctoral studies at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, with a study on the management of the arrival of migrant students to Chilean schools. She has taught on topics related to racism, intercultural skills and intercultural education. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Intercultural and Indigenous Studies (CIIR), at PUC.

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José Carlos Agüero – Perú. Historian and poet. Diploma in human rights, with a master’s degree in gender. He is a member of the Taller de Estudios de Memoria-Yuyachkanchik and director of the Instituto Promoviendo Desarrollo Social – IPRODES.  He is a human rights activist, researcher on political violence and historical memory, and co-author of “Memoria para los ausentes”, the first book to address the issue of missing persons in Peru before the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He participated in TRC research in the rural areas of Ayacucho, and has published anthologies and working papers. Together with colleagues from various disciplines, he also led the IEP Memory Group between 2011 and 2013.

The series

In the two previous sessions, experts from the fields of memory studies, history didactics and the promotion of teaching and citizen political education shared their knowledge about the German experience in these fields, bringing it into dialogue with the Colombian context today.

The online episodes of the series: Uno, dos, tres: al derecho y al revés. Education and memories to break the silence, ran on 13, 19 and 26 November 2020. All the sessions are available on the CAPAZ YouTube channel.


(NWText: Claudia Maya. English: Tiziana Laudato)