The CFP is available in English, Mayan, Nahuatl, Spanish and Zapotec.
We will have keynote speakers from different disciplines and backgrounds. Meet them here
The conference will also feature two plenary roundtable sessions, one with Mexican martial artists Marisela Ugalde and Mayan human rights activist Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez on indigneous societies and cultures in Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Venezuela, and one with Lucía de Los Ángeles Díaz Genao, co-founder of Colectivo Solecito de Veracruz, on the search to locate the hundreds of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared in Mexico.
Distinguished guests will be invited to join the conversation
Dr. Debórah Dwork is the founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at the Graduate Center – City University of New York. Pathbreaking in her early oral recording of Holocaust survivors, Dwork weaves their narratives into the history she writes. Her award-winning books include Children With A Star; Flight from the Reich; Auschwitz; and Holocaust. Renowned for her scholarship on Holocaust history, she is also a leading authority on university education in this field: she changed the academic landscape, envisioning and actualizing the first doctoral program in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. Recipient of the International Network of Genocide Scholars Lifetime Achievement Award (2020), Debórah Dwork has served as a Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and has been (inter alia) a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and an ACLS Fellow. She serves on many advisory boards and works with non-profit organizations and foundations concerned with Holocaust education. Above all, Professor Dwork is a teacher and mentor to students who value her commitment to training the next generation of Holocaust scholars.
Dr. Federico Navarrete Linares is a Mexican historian, anthropologist and researcher specializing in Mesoamerican history, the Mexican conquest and racism in Mexico. He obtained a doctorate in Mesoamerican Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master in Social Anthropology from the University of London. Navarrete is a researcher at the Institute for Historical Research and a member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico, where he has taught classes and coordinated seminars. In 2019, Navarrete published the "Noticonquista" platform, a project that narrates and analyzes the conquest of Mexico day by day through Twitter. He has written important popular books, including Daily Life in the Times of the Mayas,The Migration of the Mexica and The Conquest of Mexico. He also translated Histories of Cristóbal del Castillo from Nahuatl and prepared it for publication.
Dr. Zegeye is Co-Director of Cradle: Research & Training Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He held the Primedia Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of South Africa and is a Senior Research Fellow at The Institute for the study of Global Antisemitism and Policy. He has conducted and published extensive research on African and Social Identities. Zegeye has taught and worked in Africa, the Middle East, North America, Europe and Australia. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Impossible Return: Struggles of the Ethiopian Jews, the Beta Israel (2018). His forthcoming book is Sites of Remembering ( 2021)
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