Founding Members - Niria Suárez (coordinator). Historian. Profesor. Doctorate Candidate in Anthropology. Lines of Research: Regional and Cultural studies. Oral Memory. Textual Memory. - Ana Hilda Duque. Geography. Profesor. Doctorate Candidate in Anthropology. Lines of Research: Religious Discourse. Local History from the parochial documentation. - Luis Manuel Cuevas Quintero. Historian. Profesor Instructor. (Till February 2005). Newly Incorporated - Cecilia Cuesta-Velez Arts Graduate. Doctorate Candidate in Literature of Contemporary Latin-America. Lines of Investigation: Literary History of Latin-America. - Nereida Parada. Educator. Doctorate Candidate in Human Sciences. Axis Theme: Investigative formation for the professionalism in teaching. - Marlene Bauste. Geography. Specialist in Libraries and Reference Centers. Lines of Research: New Technologies in Information. - Fabiola Rosales. Systems Engineer. Specialist in Virtual Libraries. Lines of Research: New Technologies in Information. - Oneiver Arturo Araque. Historian. Historic Editor. Outside Contributors - Elizabeth Marín. Arts Graduate. Doctorate Candidate in History of Art (Contemporary Art). - Alix Guillén. History Graduate - Alba Rojas. History Graduate - Mariía Sara Briceño. History Graduate. Br. Henrry Ramírez. Audiovisual Student Center. Photography Mention. What is the GIECAL?Justificación The concepts and history place us on the road to a trans and interdisciplinary which comes from the encounter of a confluence interpretation, stimulated and reinforced by a obligatory discourse that advises of the formation of Venezulan Latin-American thoughts, and the conceptual processes and methodologies that made it possible. For sure, these readings would have no significance unless stimulating recuperative instances in memory: textual, oral, and gesture. The recognition that the cultural space of Latin America is one and multiple, and each time the profoundness of the investigations and change of focus is constant, we are allowed to observe a cultural reality characterized by complex processes of exchange, of continuity and discontinuity, of imaginary creation that by one manner breaks classic schematics of the disciplines and on the other, with ineffective instances more historic and less interpretive. This complexity of the space and times in which move Latin American culture gives us a domain of reflection and investigation that justifies the creation of a group of investigation and Cultural Studies of Latin America.