Call for papers International Conference

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On October 10th the call for the presentation of papers and artistic proposals for the International Conference “Registering Political Violence: Technologies, Uses and Effects” to be held on January 15, 16 and 17, 2018 at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago de Chile, has been closed.

There has been great interest, we received more than 80 papers and more than 20 artistic proposals from 19 countries on 4 continents, and academic and artistic quality of the proposals is remarkable.

The proposals are being evaluated by the respective Academic committees.  At the end of October, the applicants will be notified of the results of the selection. In November the final program will be published on the Conference website.

Below you will find the criteria that guided the selection of papers:

  • Direct relationship with the central theme of the call for papers: “analyze and critically assess different experiences of public and private registry and accounting for contemporary episodes of massive political violence from the particular perspective of the registration and communication of these atrocities to society at large”
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and directly
  • Proposals based on a specific research material and method
  • The proposal can be included in a thematic table
  • Diversity of the case studies and the countries of origin of the researchers.

The Conference is organized by the research project “Political Technologies of Memory: A Genealogy (1973-2013) of the Devices of Registration, Denunciation, Compensation and Memory of Human Rights Violations by the Military Dictatorship in Chile” of Alberto Hurtado University, part of the Interdisciplinary Programme in Memory and Human Rights of the same university.

The international conference will address cases of societies torn apart by experiences of war, armed conflicts, state repression, genocide, massacres and forced migration involving politically motivated gross human rights violations, from the particular perspective of the registration and communication of these atrocities to society at large.

International Keynotes:

Vikki Bell

Sociology, Head of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom.

Conference title ‘What do we do when we document the (violent) past? On inscriptions, critique and creativity’

Béatrice Fraenkel

Anthropologist, Director of Studies and Director of the Laboratory of Anthropology of Writing, School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences, France.

Conference title: ‘Actes et évènements d’écriture’


-Paper abstracts submission: 10th October 2017

-Audio/visual work submission: 10th October 2017

-Publication of the International Conference program: November 30, 2017







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