It is a collaborative space for discussion, research and learning around two axes, interconnected, but independent: 1) the configuration of memory and heritage policies characterized by agendas, cultural artifacts and specific places of enunciation. This includes the analysis of memory vehicles or supports (monuments, sites or places of memory, memorials, museums, collections, etc.) built to publicly display narratives and images about the past and the future, and the public uses of memory. and history as an object of study and political intervention; and 2) public history and anthropology and digital humanities as an alternative for the production and communication of historical, anthropological and social science knowledge.
The seedbed is directed by three career professors, who will rotate the direction of the seedbed annually. In addition to the current director of the seedbed (Héctor García), Professor Ana Guglielmucci (Main Professor, Anthropology Program, School of Human Sciences) and Sebastián Vargas (Main Professor, History Program, School of Human Sciences) participate in that direction. The current hotbed is the result of the merger of the hotbeds "Anthropology of violence, memories and aesthetic politics", directed by Professor Guglielmucci, and "Public history and memory policies", directed by Professor Vargas. Optionally, the seedbed can have active members in charge of coordination. Currently, two graduate students from the School of Human Sciences are coordinators of the seedbed: Catalina Joya, from the Master's in Social Studies, and Hanna Kern from the Master's in Conflict, Memory and Peace.
1. Position the social studies of memory and heritage as an interdisciplinary field of study and intervention with social relevance.
2. Accompany, guide and provide feedback on research/dissemination projects and professional practice experiences of undergraduate and postgraduate students related to this field.
3. Contribute to the knowledge, criticism and reflection of this field through original and relevant research/dissemination products.