Public History Explorers: August 2019

Explorers for this Issue: Malena Bedoya, Andrea Oldani, Aiko Hillen, Marcus Golding, Amanda Maunoury, Jimena Perry

The International Federation of Public History, IFPH, is very pleased to announce its 6th World Conference of Public History to be held in Berlin in August 2020. Do not miss out!

“The International Federation for Public History is thrilled to announce that its 6th World Conference of Public History will take place in Berlin (Germany), August 18-22, 2020. Join us in the German capital, which has been called the “Rome of contemporary history,” for very international and interdisciplinary discussions on public history. The conference will be hosted at the Freie Universität Berlin, where the first German MA program in Public History was established. We are proud to have the German Historical Association, the American Historical Association and the National Council on Public History as special partners for this event. You can visit the conference website, access the Call for Presentation, and submit proposals. Deadline for submission is October 15, 2019. You can also follow pre-conference discussions and ideas of proposals on our Facebook group, or access the Google Document that lists ideas of panels. Feel free to contact us at pubhisint@gmail.com for more details. Thomas Cauvin, President of the IFPH”

  • Argentina

“Acá no hay una política de protección de archivos”: Sandra Moresco
Sandra Moresco criticó la ausencia de políticas públicas en relación a la protección de archivos en Argentina. Explicó que es urgente desarrollar medidas para proteger el patrimonio documental del país. Docente, y miembro del Comité Regional del “Memory of the World Latin America and the Caribean” de la UNESCO, relató como su presencia en dicho grupo facilitó la obtención de fondos para preservar el archivo de María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani, fundadora de las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo. Moresco resaltó que archivos vinculados a los derechos humanos como el de Chorobik son especialmente vulnerables. Detalles.

Sandra Moresco

“We do not have a policy for protecting the archives”: Sandra Moresco
Sandra Moresco criticized the absence of government policies to preserve and protect archives in Argentina. She explained that the country urgently needs measures to preserve its archival heritage. A teacher and member of the Regional Committee of UNESCO’s “Memory of the World Latin America and the Caribean”, she revealed how her presence in that group facilitated funding to preserve the archive of María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani, founder of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. Moresco stated that archives related to human rights like Chorobik’s are especially vulnerable. Details

  • Colombia

    “El Museo de la Memoria seguirá siendo de las víctimas”: Rafael Tamayo
    Entrevista a Rafael Eduardo Tamayo, director del Museo de la Memoria de Colombia. A raíz de unas recientes declaraciones por parte del presidente de Colombia, Iván Duque, donde indicó que el nuevo Museo de la Memoria sería para celebrar el Bicentenario, el director de dicha institución negó que ese ese fuera el caso. Sostuvo que el enfoque del museo es y será la visibilidad de la violencia política en Colombia y la reparación simbólica a las víctimas. Detalles.

    Rafael Tamayo, Director of the Memory Museum of Colombia

    “The Memory Museum Will Always be for the Victims:” Rafael Tamayo
    Interview with Rafael Eduardo Tamayo, director of the Memory Museum of Colombia. Ivan Duque, president of the country, recently hinted that the purpose of the new Memory Museum would be to celebrate Colombia’s independence bicentenary. Director Rafael Eduardo Tamayo clarified that is not the case. He explained that the focus of the Museum is and will be to make Colombia’s recent legacy of political violence and their victims visible. Details.

 

 

 

  • Cuba

    Archivos parlanchines: el danzón de Angoa
    Ricardo Benedit Varela, el conocido Angoa, dejó bien sentado que su vida en la tierra y en los cielos estaba en manos de Luis Hernández, su biógrafo y representante. En consecuencia, al principio de los 2000, próximo a los cien años, saltó el cuestionario y me dejó a merced de dicho investigador, hecho a todas luces problemático, pues, al principio, este agresivo y entrañable amigo vendió bien caros los detalles más recónditos de la existencia del bailador, los cuales aparecen en su libro Angoa, el danzón no morirá, dado a conocer de manera digital hace unos pocos años. Detalles.

    Talkative Archives: Angoa´s Dance

    Ricardo Benedit Varela, the famous Angoa, stated that his life on earth and in heaven was in Luis Hernández´s hands, his biographer and manager. Therefore, in 2000, when was about 100 years old, he was left to Hernández mercy, when his friend sold intimate details of Angoa´s life. The work of Benedit was digitized in the last years. Details.

     

  • Ecuador

    Archivxs LGBTIQ+, en el marco del mes del orgullo LGBTQ+2019
    Se convocó, en el marco del mes del orgullo 2019, a artistas, activistas, organizaciones, ecuatorianxs y extranjerxs a presentar sus propuestas sobre las prácticas de ARCHIVO y su relación con la comunidad o la subjetividad LGBTIQ+. La idea de este proyecto era abrir un espacio que pudiera promover la divulgación de proyectos de investigación, el trabajo de colectivos, así como visibilizar los archivos vinculados al campo artístico y activista. Detalles.

    Archivxs LGBTQ+ during Month Pride 2019
    During month pride 2019, artists, activists, and Ecuadorian and foreign organizations, called for proposals related with the LGBTQ+ community and subjectivity. The idea of this project is to open a space to promote research initiatives that make visible the archives and LGBTQ+ life. Details.

  • Mexico

    Preservar archivos, una necesidad
    El secretario ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Transparencia de México, Federico Guzmán Tamayo, subrayó el esfuerzo que el país actualmente realiza en impulsar políticas que preserven para la posteridad la documentación gubernamental. El funcionario indicó que México acaba de aprobar la Ley General de Archivos que pretender harmonizar el marco normativo en materia de gestión documental y de archivos desde el nivel municipal al federal. Detalles.

    Preservation of Archives, A Need
    The executive secretary for the National Transparency System of Mexico, Federico Guzman Tamayo, underlined the country’s efforts to implement policies focus on the management and preservation of government documents. The official explained that Mexico recently approved a federal law that seeks to standardize the normative framework in terms of archives management at the three levels of government, counties, states and the federation. Details.

  • France

    Un nouveau Musée de la Libération de Paris, pour raconter l’histoire à hauteur humaine
    Le 25 août, un musée retraçant l’histoire de la Libération de Paris pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale a été inauguré, à l’occasion du 75e anniversaire de la fin de la domination nazie dans la capitale française. Détails.   New Museum of the Liberation of Paris to Tell the Story on a Human Perspective
    On August 25th, a museum tracing the history of the Liberation of Paris during World War II was inaugurated, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of Nazi rule in the French capital. Details.

Louvre: «La réservation sera obligatoire d’ici à la fin de l’année»
La direction du musée du Louvre a annoncé ce mois-ci que les visiteurs devront réserver leurs tickets en avance à partir de janvier 2020 pour faire face à un afflux de touristes toujours aussi croissant. Détails.

Louvre: “Reservations Will be Mandatory by the End of the Year”
The management of the Louvre Museum announced this month that all visitors will have to reserve their visits in advance starting at the beginning of 2020, in order to deal with an ever-increasing influx of tourists. Details.

 

  • Italy

Pietre nella Rete 
L’Associazione PopHistory, in occasione del Centenario della Prima Guerra Mondiale, sta realizzando un progetto di Public History basato sul recuperare e rendere disponibili nomi, volti e storie dei soldati emiliano-romagnoli partiti per il fronte, raccolti negli archivi e nelle tracce sul territorio, inserendoli in un database anagrafico con una valenza documentaria ma anche estetica: questa è l’idea di memoriale virtuale. Dettagli.


Pietre nella Rete- Stones in the Internet
The Association PopHistory, in memory of the WW1’s 100th anniversary, has launched a Publich History project that aims to recover and tell the names, stories and faces of the soldiers from Emilia-Romagna that fought during WW1. All these historical sources are currently preserved in local archives and over monument but the plan is to host them in a digital archive. Details in the links down below. Details.

Italiani all’estero. I diari raccontano
L’archivio nazionale diaristico di Pieve Santo Stefano in Toscana, con il supporto del Ministero degli Esteri, ha avviato il progetto “Italiani all’estero. I diari raccontano”. Attraverso i diari che sono stati donati nel corso degli anni alla fondazione toscana si sta cercando di ricostruire le fasi, i volti e la dimensione intima e personale dell’emigrazione italiana durante il Novecento, utile per ricordare a tutti, in tempi come questi caratterizzati dalle drammatiche vicende dell’immigrazione, delle morti nel Mediterraneo e del clima d’odio nei confronti dello straniero, che meno di cent’anni fa erano gli Italiani che emigravano in massa in cerca di una vita migliore e venivano chiamati africani e trattati con odio e disprezzo. Detagli.

Italians abroad. Stories from their diaries
The Nation Archive of Diaris of Pieve Santo Stefano (Tuscany), with the support of the Italian Foreign Office, is developing the project called “Italians abroad. Stories from their diaries”. The aim of the project is to analyze the different phases, the faces and the private dimension of the Italian emigration process of the twentieth century through the diaries that have been donated by the people to the archive. This project is useful to remember to our society, in this time characterized by the dramatic migrations and deaths in the Mediterranean Sea, the climate of hatred and fear of foreign people, that less than 100 years ago we were leaving our country as well looking for a new life. Less than 100 years ago the Italians were considered Africans and treated with hatred and scorn. Details.


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