- The role the Catholic church has played in the history and culture of Argentina
- The politics of memory through different forms of artistic expression
- Italian immigration and its legacy in Buenos Aires
- Historical memory and the dirty war
- The role and memory of Tango in the Argentine imaginary
- Jewish-Argentine culture and its memory
CASA Historical Memory Fellowship Program
Applications to the Historical Memory Project are currently on hold.
The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) invites participants from any of its eight sites to apply to the Historical Memory Project Fellowship Program, an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to carry out individual or collaborative research on historical memory in fields such as anthropology, archeology, cinema, forensics, history, law, and literature, political science, social psychology, and sociology.
Historical memory is sometimes expressed as collective memory or the politics of memory, and refers to the often fluid ways in which individuals, societal and collective groups and nations construct and identify with particular narratives about historical periods or events. Historical memory is a universal topic that can include research in fields ranging from anthropology, archaeology, cinema, forensics, history, law, literature, political science, social psychology, and sociology.
Each CASA site will designate up to five students as Historical Memory Fellows, who will carry out research throughout the semester resulting in a final paper. The cohort of Fellows may convene in a common location to deepen their understanding of historical memory in a local context.
Expectations of CASA Historical Memory Fellows
Historical Memory Fellows are expected to:
- Participate in a study group and/or in additional activities with the other Historical Memory Fellows. This may include a site visit to another city or country.
- Research the topic and write a final paper (approximately 6,000 words or 15 pages), either for the Pro-Seminar, for another relevant course at the local university, or as an enrichment project. You may seek guidance from your program resident director or from faculty members at your home or host institutions.
- Participate in the annual CASA Historical Memory two-day symposium.
Costs associated with participating in the group activities related to the Historical Memory Fellowship, including the symposium, will be covered by CASA.
Each year, a compilation of essays (final projects) from the previous academic year's Historial Memory Fellowship cohort will be published by the Universitat de Barcelona.
Historical Memory Project Volume I: Memory, Resistance, and Justice, CASA Occasional Papers, Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona (2020)
For an example of an alternative final project model, view Natalie Fredman's interactive Yearning for Sepharad: Contemporary Sephardic Voices of Diaspora (2019)
How to Apply
Using the online application form, submit a 500-word essay about your interest in historical memory, and a proposed topic(s) for exploration.
**Fall 2021 Application Deadline: Late spring/early summer 2021 TBD, please consult with Resident Director
Potential Historical Memory Research Topics
These topics are meant to serve as guidelines, but are no means exhaustive. For the Research Statement, applicants may select one of these topics or come up with another topic.
For students applying to the HMF in Cuba, please use your essay to describe your general interest in the topic of historical memory and any relevant preparation. If you have a topic in mind, you may include it; however, please note that topics may shift according to feasibility, which can be determined in collaboration with the Resident Director upon arrival in Havana.
- Remembering the Magdalene Laundries
- National Memory and Changing Place Names in Ireland
- The Travellers and Irish Cultural Memory and Identity
- The Troubles and Irish National and Historical Memory
- The Justice Acts of the 1730s and their Impact on the Future of the Irish Language
- National Memory and The Great Famine