Project

“When times collide”: A meta-historical analysis of history and memory in post-war Guatemala.

Code
3F002413
Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
    • Anthropology
    • Law
Keywords
memory transitional justice indigenous history time regime of historicity Guatemala Maya
 
Project description

Between 1960 and 1996, Guatemala was shattered by an internal armed conflict that resulted in the death of 200,000 people, including genocide against the indigenous Mayan population. By conducting ethnographic field research I investigate different ways of dealing with the conflict and analyze their political implications. I aim at testing time concepts empirically by introducing them in transitional justice.