The Socio-Historical Research Group of the Andean Region (GISARA) is an academic branch of the Universidad de Los Andes, attached to the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of the Faculty of Humanities and Eduction. It has as its aims the development of research, instruction, diffusion, production, and dissemination of knowledge with regards to the topics inherent in the socio-cultural processes of the Venezuelan Andes. El GISARA was recognized by CDCHT-ULA in 1995. Lines of Research: - Cultural History - Collective memory and oral history - The study of sensibility and modernity - Citizenship and Identity - Cognizance, knowledge and agricultural practices.