Opening Keynote Presentation

Kirsten Weld headshotThe 2019 AGHS will feature an opening keynote presentation and social mixer on Thursday, May 2nd. The event will allow conference attendees to meet University of Toronto History graduate students and faculty in a relaxed environment.

Our keynote lecture will be given by Professor Kirsten Weld, who is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Harvard University. Her research explores struggles over inequality, justice, and historical memory in modern Latin America; it has been published in Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Radical History Review, and a variety of other scholarly and popular outlets. She is the author of the award-winning book Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala, and her current project, Ruins and Glory: The Long Spanish Civil War in Latin America, is under contract with Harvard University Press.

Professor Weld’s lecture is titled “Thinking Archivally” and will be held in SS2098 at 7pm on Thursday, May 2nd. More information regarding her presentation is available here.