Collection K consists of the archive of the Commission of Solidarity with Family Members of Prisoners and the Disappeared in Argentina, CoSoFam. The commission was founded by exiles from Argentina and Mexican allies. It contains a wealth of material on the repression carried out during the dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983) and on the struggle against the impunity of the perpetrators.
The Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival is celebrated every year in Cork, Ireland. It brings together poets from Cork, from across Ireland and from several other countries. The special theme of the 2019 festival was ‘Poetry-Films.’
The collection I – Identity, diversity, dissidence and sexual rights (1936-2011) – brings together archival material collected by organisations that have been, and still are, crucial to the struggle for LGBT rights in Mexico, and to the deep cultural transformations that embed these rights within an everyday context.
The symposium ‘Against the Grain: The Ethics, Poetics and Politics of Contrarian Speech’ was held as a collaborative event in June 2019. It involved several members of DeLC, in collaboration with the research project "Poetry and Politics" and the University of Amsterdam.
This is a list that highlights the work of women behind the camera, but that also pays attention to the quality of representation of the women projected onto the screen. It includes a variety of genres, from historical drama to contemporary comedy, but all were written, directed or produced by women and have a sustained focus on women and their lives.
Studying a language is not just about enhancing your CV and adding something useful to your skills set. It is also about embracing other cultures, developing intercultural competence, enjoying languages as an exciting object of study, and reflecting on your own national and cultural identity. The government should also recognise the importance of languages and rethink the value placed on foreign language competency in the British education system. A national policy on languages could help to address attitudes towards languages and further promote joined up thinking across the different education sectors.
Collection H at the CAMeNA brings together several archives that document state crimes in Latin America between 1962 and 2012: political persecution, torture, enforced disappearance, and politically motivated assassinations. The collection contains extensive material on the resistance to persecution, and on the fight for justice, by social movements and families.
The collection E at the CAMeNA was donated by Brigadier General José Francisco Gallardo, who blew the whistle on abuses by the Mexican army. Gallardo was persecuted, and imprisoned for eight years. He sets an example on dissent and resistance from a position of entanglement within a powerful institution.
The third post in the series on The Aliveness of Memory at the CAMeNA in Mexico City introduces the three documentary collections assembled in Fund D, ‘Donations’. Donated by Carlos Fazio, Raquel Gutiérrez and Hector Salinas, the collections cover topics such as state terrorism, armed resistance movements, political imprisonment, and the 1988 elections in Mexico.