UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

Conference 2018

LAIS Graduate Student Conference 2018

MAY 18-19, 2018 | Santa Barbara Harbor Room and Lobero Room, UCen, UC Santa Barbara

Violence, Memory and History

Conference Summary

In recent decades studies on memory have come to center stage across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Scholars have come to recognize memory as a key arena in struggles of power. Narratives of the past —and often violent pasts— have long been disputed and rewritten by different groups in Latin America in pursuit of particular ends. Scholars are increasingly aware of their importance and, as a result, a concern for the study of memory has come to the fore in different disciplines, including history, anthropology, art history, linguistics, sociology and other fields.
This academic conference brought together graduate students from California and beyond to discuss violence, memory and history in Latin America and Iberia. Graduate students from across the social sciences, humanities and arts presented papers.  
Conference Program