Latitudes: The Down/South connection project

Latitudes announces The Down/South connectiona collective research project to create a historiography of the political, economic and cultural relations between Australia and South American dictatorships during the 1970s and 1980s. This investigation will explore these complex relations by uncovering new information and creating memories of the exchanges between these two (sub)continents, which share the same ocean and southern latitudes. The Down/South connection project aims to source, display and analyse original materials that illustrate the interactions between these two regions during a period of historical conflict. The Latin American Research Group Australia extends an invitation to people locally, from Latin America and elsewhere to share public or private archives. Those interested in joining this effort can contact us by email ( to initiate the process of collaboration.