Ethnoarchaeology of francoist repression in A Pobra do Brollón (Galice, Spain) (1936-1949)
- Xurxo Ayán Vila
- Volume 13, Issue 2
- Language: Spanish
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.31239/vtg.v2i13.15345
- ISSN: 1981-5875 / 2316-9699 (online)
We have developed in the last three years a line of interdisciplinary research that studies the landscape of fascist repression and anti-Francoist resistance in a Galician rural area. We have carried out exhumations in cemeteries, we have excavated peasant houses that welcomed guerrillas and we have reconstructed the escape of some survivors who got exiled in the summer of 1936. All this work has allowed us to analyse the materialities and memories produced by the systematic violence unleashed by the rebels in a rural area located in the rear. Our approach based on Community Archaeology has managed to make public the dramatic history linked to these spaces and turn them into real places of memory..
Violence, Fascism, Galicia, Etnoarchaeology, Conflict Archaeology
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Conference that aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines. Crafting the Past: Materials, Materialities, Materialisms Gestures such as
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Conference that aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines.
Crafting the Past: Materials, Materialities, Materialisms
Gestures such as the recent toppling of statues portraying slave owners or confederate soldiers in the UK and USA have ushered in public and historiographical debates about the legacies of colonialism as well the role of material culture and visuality in historical memory. Although the study of the past is always situated, not least disciplinarily, such situatedness should be open for productive intersections between history and history of art. For example, can we consider Cecil Rhodes’ statue an autonomous material manifestation without considering how its materiality is placed in history? Can we historicise artistic objects without engaging with the specific contexts of their material production or with the evolving ideological values that shaped the very conception of ‘art’? Can we talk about history as purely discursive when its material consequences are, at the same time, so palpable and so contested, particularly at a time when bodies and cultures are visibly threatened by global, social, economic, environmental, and health-related crises?
This conference aims to promote discussion around the thematic, epistemological, and methodological intersections of history and history of art as disciplines, focusing on their relationship to issues of materiality and ethics.
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