University of Iowa

Charles A. Hale Lecture March 4 on 'The Paradoxes of Truth'

February 25th, 2010

"The Paradoxes of Truth: Reckoning with Pinochet and the Memory Question in Chile and World Culture, 1989-2006"

Inaugural Lecture in Latin American Studies to honor Charles A. Hale Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Department of History

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: UCC 1117
Presenter: Professor Steve J. Stern, University of Wisconsin
There will also be a lunchtime meeting for graduate student (details forthcoming in the spring)

Steve J. Stern is Vice-Provost for Faculty and Staff and Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Stern’s work spans the Andes,  Mexico, and Chile, from colonial times to the present. His most recent books are: Remembering Pinochet’s Chile: On the Eve of London, 1998 (2004), which received an honorable mention for the Bryce Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association; and Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet’s Chile, 1973-1988 (2006), which was awarded the 2007 Bolton-Johnson Prize of the Conference on Latin American History. The books are the first two volumes of a trilogy: The Memory Box of Pinochet’s Chile. Volume Three, Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989-2006, will be published by Duke in May 2010.