On behalf of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and University of Texas Libraries, I am pleased to invite you to register for a conference at the University of Texas at Austin on December 2, 2011. Entitled “Politics of Memory: Guatemala's National Police Archive,” the conference is part of the collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin and the Historic Archive of the National Police of Guatemala, or the Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional (AHPN). This interdisciplinary conference will celebrate the unveiling of a UT-hosted digital archive that will serve as an on-line digital repository for millions of documents from the Historic Archive of the National Police of Guatemala. The conference will consider how use of the Archive has helped to deepen understanding of Guatemala's history, and to advance human rights, both crucial to the strengthening of Guatemala's embattled democracy.
This conference is a core component of a broader partnership between the AHPN and three institutions at the University of Texas at Austin: the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and University of Texas Libraries.
Additional support for the event is made possible by The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Office of the Dean, UT School of Law, the UT Department of Government, and the UT Department of History.
To learn more about the conference and register to attend, please visit the conference website:
This event is free and open to the public, but because space is limited during certain events, we would appreciate your registration as soon as possible.