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Posted by administrador on Monday, June 10, 2013 in News.

For membership information and to join the Guatemala Scholars’ Network please see our website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/annual-membership-dues
 
DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING GSN CONFERENCE IN ANTIGUA, FINAL PROGRAM WILL BE SENT OUT NEXT WEEK


1.       CONGRESO DE ESTUDIOS MAYA CONFERENCE DETAILS ATTACHED (SEE ABOVE)
2.       MAJOR NEW REPORT OF AGRICULTURE AND LABOR IN GUATEMALA
3.       NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS WEIGH IN ON RIOS MONTT VERDICT AND RETRIAL
4.       NEW VOLUME ON THE IXIL REGION AVAILABLE
5.       EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
6.       AGCA PRSENTS MAJOR ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
7.       CIRMA WEBSITE UPDATED WITH A TON OF NEW RESOURCES
8.       GREAT LOOKING NEW VOLUME ON INDIGENOUS RESPONSES TO A FAILING STATE BY JOHN HAWKINS AND JIM McDONALD
9.       INTRO FROM NEW GSN’ER SUSAN ORTON   LEGAL EXPERT AND LATINAMERICANIST


1.       CONGRESO DE ESTUDIOS MAYA CONFERENCE DETAILS ATTACHED (SEE ABOVE)


 
2.       MAJOR NEW REPORT OF AGRICULTURE AND LABOR IN GUATEMALA
 
SEE ATTATCHED ABOVE


 
3.       NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS WEIGH IN ON RIOS MONTT VERDICT AND RETRIAL
 
SEE PDF ABOVE


4.       NEW VOLUME ON THE IXIL REGION AVAILABLE
 
I wanted to share the news about my new book: Guatemala Journey Among the Ixil Maya (May 2013), a cultural guide to the region and the product of six years of collaborative research with Ixil colleagues, explorations, and conversations with Ixil youth, professionals, and elders and NGOs. The concept for the book grew out of discussions with Ixil friends' concerns about post-war recovery and our conviction that educated visitors to the region were more likely to honor traditional Ixil Maya culture and contribute to sustainable development efforts. This unconventional guide provides a robust review of the historical, social, and cultural context of current transitions, challenges and opportunities facing the Ixil Maya. The Spanish translation is underway.
 
Particularly now, when the Rios Montt trial has re-opened the wounds of the civil war, I hope that the book will serve as an invitation to interested scholars, volunteers, and other visitors to visit the region and get involved in supporting many terrific educational and economic development efforts underway in Ixil communities. 
 
Susanna Badgley Place
 
617 513-5961
Guatemala Journey Among the Ixil Maya
ISBN 978-0-9884876-0-4
www.GuatemalaIxilJourney.org
Find it at Amazon.com


 
5.       EXPERT WITNESS HELP NEEDED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
 
 I am pro bono counsel for Betty Fabiola Claros, who came to the US at the age of 17 from Guatemala, in an asylum case.  Ms. Claros was a victim of domestic violence in Guatemala at the hand of her then-boyfriend, who also prevented her from attending church.  I seek your help in finding an expert who could provide a declaration on country conditions.  Kelsey Alford- Jones of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission suggested that I contact you, because she is tied up over the next several weeks.
The individual merits hearing in the case is set for July 19.  I tentatively intend to submit two declarations that I received from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at Hastings that have been filed in other cases, but would like to submit a declaration that might be more tailored to my client’s facts.
 I have attached the description of the case that I sent to the GHRC.
Thank you in advance for any assistance that you may provide.
Best regards,
 
Gordon L. Lang
Nixon Peabody LLP
401 9th St., NW
Washington, DC  20004-2128
202-585-8319
866-947-3542 (f)
202-288-2089 (c)


 
6.       AGCA PRSENTS MAJOR ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
 
Amigos y Colegas,
Con mucha satisfacción el Archivo General de Centro América  -AGCA- se complace en presentar el Fichero Pardo Digital, cumpliendo con la función de crear instrumentos de acceso a disposición del publico, impulsando  la divulgación y uso de los documentos históricos como parte del patrimonio cultural de la población guatemalteca.

Fue bajo conducción del Profesor José Joaquín Pardo, que se realizaron las tareas de organización de los documentos pertenecientes al período colonial y parte del período federal centroamericano, cuando fue director del entonces Archivo General del Gobierno de Guatemala.  Adicionalmente  en los últimos años del siglo XX fueron incluidas las fichas correspondientes a la documentación perteneciente al Ministerio de Gobernación (1846-1900), Ministerio de Agricultura (1935-1956) y Congreso de la República (1822-1900).

El Fichero Pardo es un amplio instrumento de acceso constituido por 562,603 fichas, tipo catálogo, ahora consultable en el siguiente sitio: hhttp://ficheropardo.agcadocs.org
A pesar de la magnitud e importancia la documentación colonial, ésta no es la única fuente de información que resguarda el AGCA, puesto que ha  sido ente receptor de la documentación generada por la administración publica durante el siglo XIX y XX. Para buscar documentos de este periodo puede consultarse la Colección de Instrumentos de Control en la Sala de Investigadores del AGCA.

En el pasado el Fichero Pardo ha sido víctima de actos vandálicos, alteraciones de las fichas originales y sustracciones, por lo que confiamos que la disponibilidad de la presente herramienta electrónica contribuya a conservar la integridad del mismo Fichero en tanto que es parte del patrimonio cultural de la ciudadanía guatemalteca.
La apertura de este sitio fue posible gracias al esfuerzo múltiples instancias interesadas en los acervos del AGCA, entre los que se cuentan el personal del Archivo General de Centro América y del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional, quienes participaron en el proceso de digitalización del Fichero Pardo y del sistema para el registro de los archivos digitales; y el “Proyecto: Centroamérica y Chiapas, La Independencia y sus secuelas político-sociales”,  de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) financiado por el  Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) de México .

Les invitamos a conocer la presente herramienta con la confianza que será de suma utilidad para investigadores profesionales, investigadores aficionados  y publico en general.

Licda. Anna Carla Ericastilla
Directora
 
Archivo General de Centro América
4° avenida 7-41 zona 1
Guatemala, Ciudad.
Tel. (502) 22323037
Fax. (502) 22516695
e-mail agcasecretaria@yahoo.com
www.archivogeneraldecentroamerica.com


 
7.       CIRMA WEBSITE UPDATED WITH A TON OF NEW RESOURCES
 
http://cirma.org.gt/


 
8.       GREAT LOOKING NEW VOLUME ON INDIGENOUS RESPONSES TO A FAILING STATE BY JOHN HAWKINS AND JIM McDONALD
 
Here is the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Governance-Maya-Guatemala-Indigenous/dp/0806143452/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370465149&sr=1-1&keywords=james+h+mcdonald


 
9.       INTRO FROM NEW GSN’ER SUSAN ORTON   LEGAL EXPERT AND LATINAMERICANIST
 
Susan Orton, a lawyer with over 20 years as a criminal specialist in the California Attorney General’s Office, refocused her career onto Latin America four years ago, receiving an LL.M. in 2010 from the University of Texas School of Law.  She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has worked as a human rights researcher/writer in Costa Rica and as an oral trial skills instructor in Mexico and the U.S.
She chaired the California State Bar’s Criminal Law Advisory Commission (which wrote the 2009 bar examination for specialist applicants in criminal law) and is a past president of Women Lawyers of Sacramento.  Her undergraduate degree in Spanish was from the University of Texas, and she holds a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.    . 
 
Susan J. Orton
2821-14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 444-6703
(916) 606-4048
sorton63@gmail.com 
 


 
Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226  

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