Once victors, now victims. How do the Argentine military remember their recent past?

Picture: Operativo Independencia, to dismantle the ERP. Tucumán, Argentina (1975) | Public domain By Valentina Salvi, an assistant researcher at CIS-CONICET / IDES. Associate Professor of Social Theory “Georg Simmel” of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and of Sociology of Culture of the Department of Art and Culture of the …

Left Unsettled. Confessions of Armed Revolutionaries

Picture: Members of the Ejército Guerrillero del Pueblo in Salta, 1964 | Revista El Sur   By Leigh A Payne,  Latin American Centre, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies   What happens when armed left guerrilla or revolutionary fighters confess to past violence? Can they contribute to building stronger democracies or human rights cultures? …

The Memorial’s Vernacular Arc Between Berlin’s Denkmal and New York City’s 9/11 Memorial. By James E. Young

James E. Young Ph.D., Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English and Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Founding Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (UMass Amherst)   Adapted from The Stages of Memory:  Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)   In April 2003, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation …

Time, Memory and History. At the crossroads of European Memory. By Henry Rousso

Henry Rousso Senior researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (CNRS, Paris) Version reviewed and corrected by the author For an extended reading check also: Rousso, Henry. Face au passé. Essais sur la mémoire contemporaine, Paris, Belin, 2016 The need to understand the past and provide a collective representation of history is anything but …