Latin America and Spain in the 21st Century: Human Rights and Historical Memory

Course Code :2090FLWVER
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Spanish
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Christiane Stallaert

3. Course contents *

Starting from a good general knowledge of Spanish/Latin American area studies (see prerequisites), the course will focus on Human Rights and Historical (or Collective) Memory in Spain and Latin America. Key topics are: the relation between justice, truth, and memory (Justicia, Verdad, Memoria); the international framework of human rights and rights of indigenous peoples: transitional justice. These topics will be studied according to a transdisciplinary approach and with an emphasis on the specific contribution of the Iberian cultures (Spain and Latin America) to the development of the fields of study of Memory Studies and Transitional Justice. In a general introduction key concepts will be explained and applied to a specific case. Subsequently students will elaborate a portfolio based on a chosen case study related to Human Rights and Historical Memory in the Iberian context.