30 Sep 2014

DETAILS OF DEBATE 8 (October 17, 2014)


Latitudes invites the Latin American academic community in Australia, students and general public to its eighth session this year. In this occasion, we will welcome the visit of three academics working Latin American cultural and memory studies in Australia. In the first hour, Dr Jeff Browitt, senior lecturer in Latin American Studies at the School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney, will present “Shopping for Identity in the Academic Market: Some Problems With Latin American Decolonial Theory”. In the second hour, Dr Marivic Wyndham, senior lecturer in Latin American Studies at the School of International Studies, UTS, and Professor Peter Read, Adjunct Professor at the History Department, Australian National University, will present The Chosen One”, about the memorialisation of one Santiago's most infamous centres of detention, torture and extermination, José Domingo Cañas 1367. The dialogue will be held on Friday October 17, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at room 310, Morven Brown building, UNSW Kensington Campus (see parking details). See the details of presentations at UNSW School of Humanities and Languages site or here. Finally, the audio recordings of seventh session with Chilean and Salvadorian first-person testimonies can be listened here.