Histoireal (Histoire de l’Amérique latine) is a Canada Research Chair (CRC)-funded program in Latin American History that seeks to build awareness and understanding of Latin America, in particular the region’s past conflicts, through various modes of truth-seeking and truth-telling, ranging from truth commissions to artistic representations of the past. Housed at the Université de Montréal, Histoireal draws upon the many groups, researchers and students working on Latin America at the Université de Montréal and in the greater Montréal area, including the Latin American Research Network of Montreal (RELAM). Events include conferences, roundtable discussions, invited speakers, brown-bag lunches and film series.
Cynthia E. Milton works on history in the Andes, in particular on historical representations of violence in contemporary Peru and perceptions of poverty in colonial Ecuador. She is the author of The Many Meanings of Poverty: Colonialism, Social Compacts, and Assistance in 18th Century Ecuador (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007), a co-editor of The Art of Truth-telling about Authoritarian Rule (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), co-editor of Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), and editor of Art from a Fractured Past: Memory and Truth-Telling in Post-Shining Path Peru (Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 2014). Her present research is on art in the aftermath of violence. She was the recipient of an Alexander Von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship and is presently associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Latin American History in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal, co-director of RÉLAM, and a member of the Inaugural Cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientist of the Royal Society of Canada.