The Latin American Observatory on Memories ( is a research network focuses on the study of social memory in Latin America. Its aim is the dissemination and sharing information and knowledge about memory in post-conflict societies such as human rights violations, dictatorships, the cultural memory of colonialism, and national and transnational commemorations. The networks have a relationship with researchers and study groups whose share their knowledge on the website and cultural/academic activities.

Coordinated by Javier González Arellano. Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (Madrid, Spain).

The aims of the Observatory are:

  • Manage and share information and knowledge to citizens and researchers about Latin American social memory. The website shows the activities of the network by means news, articles, and books of the member networks.
  • Coordination of events, conversations and conferences on social memory in Latin America from a global approach. Through the study groups, the networks provide a dialogue among researchers and members in conferences for the public interested.
  • Create an academic debate on the social memory in each of the countries of Latin America between several institutions and organizations in the world. One of the observatory’s aims is establishing institutional relations with different organizations.

Nowadays the observatory is developing internal and associate research projects as well our website is under construction.

Adjunct Researchers

Marco Ensignia. Director of the Latin Memories Research Program IIPSS (Santiago, Chile)

Alfredo Joignant. Full Professor of political science at the Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago, Chile)

Pablo Leighton. Coordinator of Latitudes, Latin American Research Group, Australia (Sydney, Australia)

Fernando López. Coordinator of Latitudes, Latin American Research Group, Australia (Sydney, Australia)

Katherine Roberts Hite. Professor of Political Sciences in the Frederick Ferris Thompson Chair of the Vassar College in Poughkeepsie (Nueva York, Estados Unidos)