FIHRM 2017 Speaker Profile: Federico Lorenz

Historian, writer and Director of the Museo Malvinas e Islas del Atlántico Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Federico Lorenz ,will be delivering a keynote lecture at our FIHRM 2017 Conference. His lecture will focus on:

NARRATIVES OF PAIN AND HOPE

Our writings, our work, the museums we imagine.. these are all transmission spaces. As such, they are not only a meeting point among generations, but also places where the living and the dead coexist. Somehow they constitute a fold in History where past, present and future intertwine in a different temporality. The transition from pain to hope, in as much as emotions are concerned, does not exclude the necessary historic reflection on the specific historical contexts in which the facts we recall took place. Therefore, is intervention on these facts a specific genre? Is it also a special form of political action? Where does it place us, as intellectuals, as civil servants? How much, on narrating pain, do we limit the hope we seek to beget with our interventions? These considerations will be organized by browsing over some topics dealt with by the author during his career.

About Federico Lorenz

Historian and writer. Doctor in Social Sciences, Bachelor and professor in History. Associate Researcher at CONICET. He specializes in recent Argentine history subjects, in particular, political violence, unionism and the Malvinas’ war. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the relationship between history, memory, and education. He publishes regularly in national newspapers. He is the Director of the Museo Malvinas e Islas del Atlántico Sur (Buenos Aires)

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