Geraldine Lublin

Geraldine Lublin
Swansea University | SWAN · Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting / Centre for the Comparative Study of Portugal, Spain and the Americas, CEPSAM

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Introduction
My primary research area is Patagonia, both in its contemporary form and in historical perspective. My initial focus on the ‘special’ standing of the Welsh community in Chubut in relation to the region and the rest of Argentina led her to develop an interest in the wider dynamics of the region, including nation-building in Argentina, indigenous populations and settler colonial theory. Through my professional practice, I have also gained expertise in translation studies and Welsh-medium teaching. My wider research interests relate to Latin American identities and nation-building, transnational groups, interculturalism and digital humanities. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7849-3664 https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/arts-and-humanities/academic/lubling/

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El presente artículo se propone rastrear a grandes rasgos la relación ―especial‖ entre el estado nacional argentino y, a partir de 1958, la provincia de Chubut por una parte y los colonos galeses que se establecieron en Chubut desde 1865 y sus descendientes por otra, a través del análisis de la posición de la colectividad galesa del Chubut en dos m...
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This introduction to the Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies on Latin America locates the articles within the field of settler colonial theory and places it within the context of Latin American Studies. It reflects on the potential of settler colonial theory to provide fresh perspectives on the Latin American reality, and opens discussion abo...
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Notwithstanding predictions about the exhaustion of the so-called Myth of White Argentina, recent developments signal the continuing vitality of Argentina’s European creation myth. How can it be that, despite the victories secured by more than three decades of Indigenous and Afrodescendant activism, it may prove so hard to topple? This article borr...
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Welsh Keywords: Gwladfa, from Planet 240 This is the thirty‐sixth contribution to our Welsh Keywords series – inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords – which offers contemporary perspectives on contested meanings of words in Welsh and how these shifting meanings continue to shape our society. https://www.planetmagazine.org.uk/planet-online/240/Geral...
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https://iidentidadess.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/04-lublin-dossier-4-identidades-2017.pdf Mucho se ha dicho sobre la llamada “Colonia galesa” patagónica en su siglo y medio de existencia pero pocos han sido los estudios que han abordado sus ambivalencias y problematizado su idealización. Tomando como punto de partida el Manual de la Colonia gal...
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Given the pride of place accorded to Welsh descendants in the recent Bicentennial of the May Revolution in Chubut, it may be assumed that Welsh settlers would have received similar recognition when the Centenary was marked in 1910. However, Welsh Patagonians were then regarded very differently by the central authorities, who used the 1910 festiviti...
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Mae’r papur hwn yn cynnig dadansoddiad newydd o nifer o agweddau ar Y Wladfa ym Mhatagonia, drwy gyflwyno’r syniad o fod ‘ar y trothwy’ i’r drafodaeth, fel y’i dehonglwyd gan ddamcaniaeth ôl-wladychol. Ar ôl rhoi rhywfaint o gefndir hanesyddol y wladfa, sy’n rhoi ystyriaeth lawn i safbwynt yr Archentwyr, rydym yn mynd ati i archwilio nodwedd ddeuol...

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A partir de los debates en torno a la teoría del colonialismo de colonos (o colonialismo de “pioneros”) en este proyecto financiado por British Academy/Leverhulme Trust nos preguntamos si estas discusiones son útiles para reflexionar sobre los procesos de colonización en la Patagonia austral y sobre sus consecuencias para los pueblos indígenas en el presente. En el marco de un abordaje colaborativo con miembros del pueblo mapuche, tehuelche y mapuche-tehuelche de la provincia de Santa Cruz, y del pueblo selk’nam de Tierra del Fuego, analizaremos los principios en los que se basa esta propuesta y reflexionaremos colectivamente sobre su pertinencia o no para la región, de acuerdo a las experiencias y trayectorias personales, familiares y /o comunitarias de los participantes. El proyecto apunta también a contribuir a la discusión teórica sobre el colonialismo de colonos, y un elemento clave en este "diálogo de saberes" es co-teorizar con los pueblos indígenas de la Patagonia. Dirección del proyecto: Dra Geraldine Lublin (MLTI, Universidad de Swansea) y Dra Mariela Eva Rodríguez (CONICET/Universidad de Buenos Aires). Equipo colaborador: Lic. Marcela Alaniz (Coordinadora de la Modalidad de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe del Consejo Provincial de Educación de la Provincia de Santa Cruz); Lic. Celina San Martín (estudiante doctoral, Instituto de Arqueología, Universidad de Buenos Aires); Lic. Ana Cecilia Gerrard (becaria doctoral, CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego); Prof. Isabel Ampuero (Universidad de la Patagonia Austral, Unidad Académica Río Gallegos); Antonio Perich (investigador-colaborador del Archivo General Tehuelche); Viviana Bull Macías (Comunidad Tehuelche Camusu Aike y Directora General de Pluriculturalidad de Pueblos Originarios en la Secretaría de Estado de Derechos Humanos, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social); Nicolás Meliñanco (Comunidad Mapuche-Tehuelche Newen Mapu de Caleta Olivia, docente y referente de zona norte de la MEIB); José Bilbao Copolque (Comunidad Tehuelche Kopolke y referente del Consejo de Participación Indígena CPI); Miguel Pantoja (investigador selk’nam, Comunidad Rafaela Ishton de Tierra del Fuego). Participantes: miembros del pueblo mapuche, tehuelche y mapuche-tehuelche de la provincia de Santa Cruz y miembros del pueblo selk’nam de Tierra del Fuego.
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Taking Settler Colonial Theory as a point of departure, this British Academy/Leverhulme-funded project explores the framework's usefulness to reflect on colonisation processes in Southern Patagonia and their consequences for indigenous peoples in the present. Using a collaborative approach with members of the Mapuche, Tehuelche and Mapuche-Tehuelche peoples in the Province of Santa Cruz, as well as the Selk’nam in Tierra del Fuego, the theory's main tenets will be analysed before collectively reflecting on its relevance for the region on the basis of the individual, family and/or community experiences and trajectories shared by the workshop participants. A further aim of this project is to contribute to theoretical discussions around SCT itself by co-theorising from the lived experience of Patagonia's indigenous peoples, a key element in this 'dialogue of knowledges'. Project Directors: Dr Geraldine Lublin (MLTI, Swansea University) and Dr Mariela Eva Rodríguez (CONICET/University of Buenos Aires). Other members of the research team: Marcela Alaniz (Intercultural Bilingual Education Coordinator, Education Council of the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina); Celina San Martín (PhD candidate, Instituto de Arqueología, Universidad de Buenos Aires); Ana Cecilia Gerrard (PhD candidate, CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego); Isabel Ampuero (Universidad de la Patagonia Austral, Unidad Académica Río Gallegos); Antonio Perich (researcher and collaborator of the General Tehuelche Archive); Viviana Bull Macías (Tehuelche Camusu Aike community, Directora General de Pluriculturalidad de Pueblos Originarios en la Secretaría de Estado de Derechos Humanos, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social); Nicolás Meliñanco (Mapuche-Tehuelche Newen Mapu community, Caleta Olivia, teacher and MEIB referent in Northern Santa Cruz); José Bilbao Copolque (Tehuelche Kopolke community and referente of the Consejo de Participación Indígena CPI); Miguel Pantoja (Selk’nam researcher, Rafaela Ishton community, Tierra del Fuego). Participants: members of the Mapuche, Tehuelche and Mapuche-Tehuelche peoples in the Province of Santa Cruz and members of the Selk’nam peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Funder: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants 2018
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This EPSRC/CHERISH-DE-funded project combines digital innovation and insights from ethnographic and historical research to develop a mobile platform to enable indigenous peoples to reclaim and (digitally) repossess images of their ancestors. Co-designed with members of the Tehuelche Camusu Aike and Kopolke communities in Southern Patagonia, the app 'Orígenes' [Origins] allows users to create digital family or community albums on individuals' own Android devices (mobiles or tablets), taking or selecting pictures (from their own gallery or a community-managed dedicated repository), recording and adding audio and sharing information on the trajectories of the individuals portrayed and building genealogical links among them. Protected by the legal-political framework of the rights of indigenous peoples, various communities demand that state and private institutions digitally repatriate materials relating to their ancestors. These processes stimulate reflections on the power relations involved in the establishment of archives in colonial contexts of territorial dispossession, extermination, family/community dismemberment and assimilatory policies, as well as property rights and ownership, not only of the images but also of objects and knowledge. A reflection on the continuity of coloniality in the present is then inescapable. The co-designed platform Orígenes supports the actions undertaken by indigenous peoples to recover their possessions, strengthen their community links and restore their collective memory. Since the app is free to download from Google Play, it is available to Android phone and tablet users from around the world. Project Directors: Dr Geraldine Lublin (MLTI, Swansea University), Dr Simon Robinson (Computational Foundry, Swansea University) and Dr Mariela Eva Rodríguez (CONICET/University of Buenos Aires). Other members of the research team: Marcela Alaniz (Intercultural Bilingual Education Coordinator, Education Council of the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina), Celina San Martín (PhD candidate, Instituto de Arqueología, Universidad de Buenos Aires), Ana Cecilia Gerrard (CONICET-Universidad Nacional del Tierra del Fuego, Argentina), Isabel Ampuero (Universidad de la Patagonia Austral, Unidad Académica Río Gallegos), Viviana Bull Macías (Camusu Aike Tehuelche Community and Director of Indigenous Peoples' Pluriculturalism at the Human Rights Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Development, Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina), Antonio Perich (researcher and collaborator of the General Tehuelche Archive), Myrta Pocón (Representative of the Tehuelche Camusu Aike Community and of the Council for Indigenous Participation on behalf of the Tehuelche people of the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina), Miguel Pantoja (Selk’nam researcher, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). Project partners: Swansea University (Wales, United Kingdom), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Modalidad de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (MEIB), Consejo Provincial de Educación de la Provincia de Santa Cruz (Argentina); Universidad de la Patagonia Austral, Unidad Académica Río Gallegos (Argentina); Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego (Argentina); Instituto de la Patagonia, Universidad de Magallanes (Chile); Berlin's Ibero-American Institute (Germany); La Plata Museum (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Museo Regional de Magallanes (Punta Arenas, Chile); Museo Salesiano Maggiorino Borgatello (Punta Arenas, Chile), Museo Martín Gusinde (Puerto Williams, Chile). (More partners are expected to join the project in the near future.) For more information about the project, visit: https://origenesapp.blogspot.com/