Registration is open! We invite you to participate in the CALAS and CAPAZ platform on memory and inequality

Registration is open! We invite you to participate in the CALAS and CAPAZ platform on memory and inequality

Registration for the next Platform for Dialogue organised by CALAS (Maria Sibylla Merian Centre for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences), based in Guadalajara, Mexico, is open until June 7, 2021.

CAPAZ is one of the co-organisers of this platform on memory and inequality, which will run for three academic sessions on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (8:30 a.m.); Thursday, June 10, 2021; and Friday, June 11, 2021 (all starting at 9:00 a.m.).

A registration is required and you can also get a participation certificate. Check out:


The platform is made up of four thematic axes:

  • Axis 1: Theoretical and conceptual perspectives on memory and social inequalities
  • Axis 2: Memory and intersectionality
  • Axis 3: Memory and elites
  • Axis 4: Memory and Identity(ies)

Latin America has become a reference point on the issue of memory and dealing with the past. Complex, diverse and dynamic political and transition scenarios have led the region to question realities such as political violence, social mobilisation, civil society organisational processes, transition and the defence of human rights. Numerous research projects have emerged from academia in the context of memory studies.

However, memory has rarely been related to the reality of social inequalities, despite statistics from the Latin American region that place it as one of the most unequal in the world. How do social inequalities affect how we remember or deal with the past? To what extent can memories and social inequalities be interconnected for the collective historical construction of memory? How much silence, exclusion or oblivion is there in this interconnection?

The Platform for Dialogue takes these questions as its premise and “analyses the memorial space in Latin America from the perspective of multiple social inequalities. It thematises the different dynamics, concepts and aesthetics of memory in relation to different social groups: Although it is claimed that memory belongs to everyone, it is a matter of unequal memories shaped by very different social, economic and cultural environments. The political-cultural struggles and semantic battles over memory are a reflection of the inequalities that exist in Latin America”.*

(*Source: CALAS web page).

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(NW: Claudia Maya. English: Tiziana Laudato)