The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

The Politics of Historical Memory: Reflections from Latin America

Start Date and Time:

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00PM

End Date and Time:

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00PM


Prof. Kirsten Weld, Harvard University

Professor Weld is the John J. Loeb Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. Her first book, Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala (2014), explores the production of history as social knowledge through an analysis of the Guatemalan National Police’s archives. Paper Cadavers was the recipient of the 2015 Washington Office on Latin America-Duke Human Rights Book Award and the 2016 Best Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association’s Recent History and Memory Section.


  • Latin American Studies
  • and Department of History
  • University of Toronto


Room 318, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 view full map




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Kirsten Weld