Memories and narratives of the perpetrators of State violence have been subject to historical study for decades and in particular in the case of Nazi Germany. More recently, several studies and projects have tackled this issue in the case of other geographical areas and countries, such as Argentina for the Southern Cone or some of the countries under the control of the former Soviet Union.
Likewise, and perhaps in contrast to the situation with neighbouring Portugal, this is a line of research that has hardly been studied or explored in the case of Francoist Spain, with the exception of work centred on the repression unleashed during the war years or in the 1940s, just after the end of the Civil War.
This would explain the interest of this international seminar, as part of which we propose holding a debate on multi-disciplinary approaches and perspectives on the phenomenon of building memories and speaking of victimisers, in order to delve deeply into the narratives, logic and morals that sustain them.
9.30 am – 10 am
Ricard Vinyes (the Commissioner for Memory Programmes at Barcelona City Council), Jordi Guixé (European Observatory on Memories, EUROM), Javier Tébar (Cipriano García Foundation).
10 am – 10.45 am
Speaking of perpetrators and the problem of truth in Argentina
Valentina Salvi Núcleo, on Studies on Memory, at the Institute of Economic and Social Development/CONICET (director).
10.45 am -11.15 am: debate
11.15 am – 11.30 am: break
11.30 am – 12.15 noon
José Maria Faraldo, Complutense University of Madrid. Memories as a policy: use of victimisers in eastern Europe’s post-communist regimes
12.15 noon -12.45 noon: debate
12.45 noon – 1.15 pm
José Antonio Pérez (University of Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea). Memories of victimisers in police violence in the Basque Country: dictatorship, transition and democracy
1.15 pm – 2 pm: round table
Moderator Javier Tébar (Cipriano García Foundation)
Participants Isabel Piper (University of Chile), Valentina Salvi (Centre for Memory Studies, Institute of Economic and Social Development/CONICET), José Maria Faraldo (Complutense University of Madrid) ; José Antonio Pérez (University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)