"Hauntings: Memory, Patrimony, and the Contested Past" Lecture Series at NYU in March & April


“Hauntings: Memory, Patrimony, and the Contested Past,” a special lecture series focusing on the conceptualizations and practices of memory work, takes place in March and April at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. The series is free and open to the public; for further information, the public may call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.

Speakers in the series are developing ways of exploring the historical and the political that take into account issues of sovereignty, inheritance, subjectivity, embodiment, and materiality in the Western hemisphere.

A schedule of lectures follows:

  • Mon., Mar. 2, 5 p.m. “The Tourism of Memory,” by Marita Sturken, NYU
  • Mon., Mar 9, 5 p.m. “Public Memorialization in Perspective: Truth, Justice, and Memory of Past Repression in the Southern Cone of South America” by Elizabeth Jelin, University of Buenos Aires
  • Mon., Mar. 23, 5 p.m. “School Pictures and Their Afterlives” by Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer, Columbia University
  • Wed., Mar. 25, 5 p.m. “Haunted by the Past: Films by Children of the Desaparecidos in Argentina” by Álvaro Fernández Bravo, NYU in Buenos Aires
  • Mon., Mar. 30, 5 p.m. “Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk through Villa Grimaldi with Pedro Matta” by Diana Taylor, NYU
  • Mon., Apr. 20, 5 p.m. “Mexico 2009: 40th Anniversary of the First Year of the Rest of Our Lives” by Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University
  • Mon., Apr. 27, 5 p.m. “”Uses of the Past in Transnational Memory Debates” by Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

This series was coordinated by Thomas Abercrombie, director of NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS); and Jo Labanyi, director of the King Juan Carlos Center. It is co-sponsored by the NYU Humanities Initiative, CLACS, the Hemispheric Institute, and the King Juan Carlos Center.

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