Calls for Papers

Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality
The Pursuit of Justice Conference
18-20 April 2013: Spokane, WA, United States of America
CfP Deadline: 1 December 2012
This conference seeks to understand and address fear and ignorance of the other and explore how these conditions manifest in hatred, intolerance, and inequality. The conversation centres on how these problems affect the pursuit of justice.
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Historians as Engaged Intellectuals – Historical Writing and Social Criticism
19-21 September 2013: Bochum, Germany
CfP deadline: 30 December 2012
The International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography (ICHTH)
Any ICHTH members interested in presenting their papers at the conference could submit a 150 words abstract to Professor Stefan Berger [] by 30 December 2012.
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Aftershock. Post-Traumatic Cultures since the Great War
May 2013: Copenhagen, Denmark
CfP Deadline: 21 January 2013
The organizers hope to compare varieties of post-traumatic stress as well as its expressions across societies and cultures in film, literature or visual arts. The interactions between returnees and the traumatized society which they re-enter creates communal, political and media conceptualizations that deserve more extensive study. While military psychology research on returnees thrives, other areas, for instance the dysfunction of post-war family relations, await more comprehensive examination.
The organizers encourage contributors to propose their own cross-disciplinary/ comparative panels. Apart from suggested panels, there will be panels formed by the organizing committee: individual presenters will be grouped according to topic rather than academic discipline.
Contributors are invited to submit an abstract (up to 300 words) accompanied by six keywords. The abstracts should indicate affinities with other themes and disciplines in order to suggest recommendations for the organization of panels.
Contributors who want to propose panels are asked to send in a panel title, a brief description (300 words) of its themes and all the abstracts.
Please see the conference website for further information:

Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma
12-14 June, 2013: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 February 2013
The conference aims to bring together scholars involved in the creation of oral sources, for both individual research and archival purposes, with the intent to discuss the potential use and impact of digitized collections of narratives related to war and trauma, across disciplinary and national boundaries. Because of the specific context in which the CroMe project has been conducted, special attention will be given to research based on oral sources in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and on new insights with regard to creating and opening up digital oral history archives.
Papers are supposed to present original research on one or more of the following themes:
1 .Computer Science and Information Science
2. Archival Studies and Library Studies
3. Social Studies and the Humanities (SSH
Please send your abstract (max. 400 words, excluding references) to the conference secretariat (Laura Boerhout) before 1 February 2013. Your application should include a provisional title and a link to a short online profile of the main author(s).
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New Scholars/New Research on the Holocaust. International Academic Conference on Holocaust Research
TBA: Toronto, Canada
CfP Deadline: 30 April 2013
Organized by the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, and the Government of Canada, this international academic conference will showcase and consider new Holocaust-related research by new scholars in the field. By “new scholars” the organizers have in mind advanced doctoral candidates and those who have received doctoral degrees within the past decade or so, but we will interpret these parameters flexibly. New scholarship might include: comparative studies; topics that draw upon recently released sources; gender, economic and religious and cultural aspects of the Holocaust; local studies that impact wider interpretations; contributions of media and literature to an understanding of the Holocaust; and other innovative and/or interdisciplinary topics.
Kindly email your proposals, which should be no more than 300 words, together with a short (max. 2-page) curriculum vitae, to Elizabeth McCann ( before April 30, 2013. Please write “ITF” in the subject line and attach your proposal and c.v. as a combined file, preferably in pdf format. Applicants will be notified by June 2013.

Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters

Excavating Memory: Material Culture Approaches to Sites of Remembering
and Forgetting
Edited book by Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. Roby
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 12 November 2012
CfP Deadline: 1 August 2013
Recognizing the encoding and incorporating power of place, this edited volume explores the role of different sites of memory for practices of remembering and forgetting.The concerns of the book are (a) the tension between remembering and forgetting, or erasure of the past, manifesting in practices of exclusion; (b) a debunking of the myth that memories must be ‘whole’ to be meaningful, and instead a recognition that fragmented memories can contribute to the emergence of radically different identifications; (c) the question of how and to what end anthropological studies may bring marginalized, under-privileged, or silenced memories into the open. The authors addressing these themes will bring together a diverse set of theories, models, and case studies from across the social sciences. They will have worked on issues of collective memory, space, power, and materiality, and in their work they bridge social science, history, and cultural studies perspectives.
Submit the title of your paper, name(s) of author(s), abstract (250-500 words), and a brief ‘note on author’ (see sample notes below) that includes a mentioning of previously published books or other publications. Also indicate under which section of the proposed book you would like your contribution to be published and let us know whether you intend to include maps, photos (b&w or color), etc. Send your submissions via email to Maria Theresia Starzmann

Subjecting History
Edited volume to be published by Ohio University Press.
Editors Trevor R. Getz and Thomas G. Padilla
CfP Deadline: 15 November 2012.
We invite chapter proposals for the edited volume, Subjecting History: Building a Relationship between History and its Alternatives, to be published by Ohio University Press. The first phase of book development will take place online at
Subjecting History is motivated by three primary questions:
-How well does academic scholarship represent the past?
-Does it align or conflict with nonacademic ways of understanding the past?
-What are ways that academic scholarship can better represent the past without appearing to ignore interpretations that run counter to it?
Our goal is to contribute to the building of informed, reciprocal relationships between History and alternative ways of knowing the past. We are positing that such relationships will not only have positive impacts on research, but also will advance the teaching of History and promote nuanced ethical considerations of the role that Historians can play in society.
We invite chapter proposals that: Develop questions about the relationship between academic history
and alternative forms of historical representation manifest inheritage, nostalgia, tradition, and/or memory. Proposals should be 500 words in length. Please send your chapter proposal and updated C.V. to Editors Trevor R. Getz and Thomas G. Padilla at by November 15, 2012.

Systemic Trauma
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation Special Issue
CfP Deadline: 1 December 2012
Special Issue Guest Editors: Rachel E. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Christina Gamache Martin, M.S., and Carly Smith, M.A., M.S.
Email for Guest Editors:
Substantial theoretical, empirical, and clinical work examines trauma as it relates to individual victims and perpetrators. Fewer investigations address the broader contexts that give rise to trauma, maintain it, and impact responses. This issue of JTD will expand upon this emerging literature to explore facets of institutions, cultures, and communities that contribute to trauma and outcomes such as public perceptions, legal and financial consequences, and psychological and physical health. We are seeking articles on topics including, but not limited to, trauma involving institutions such as schools and universities, churches and other religious institutions, the military, work environments, hospitals, jails and prisons; agencies such as police, foster care, immigration, federal assistance, disaster management, and the media; conflicts involving war, torture, terrorism and refugees; dynamics of racism, sexism, discrimination, bullying, and homophobia; and issues pertaining to measurement, methodology, advocacy, and intervention. Views that integrate frameworks outside of psychology are encouraged as we work to broaden our understanding of trauma to include phenomena such as coercion, secrecy, normalizing the status quo, and misinformation that often occur at a systemic level. Empirical papers and papers of clinical significance are encouraged, and will be peer-reviewed.
Manuscripts should be 1500-5500 words. For more instructions, see Submission Instructions for Authors at
Inquiries and submissions should be sent to the special issue editors at

Violence, Justice, and the Work of Memory
International Journal of Conflict and Violence focus section
CfP Deadline: 28 February 2013
Deadline for expressions of interest: 26 October 2012
This IJCV Focus Section seeks to bring together papers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (including but not limited to history, political science, anthropology, political philosophy, law, psychology, and sociology) and fields of study (memory studies, peace and conflict studies, transitional justice studies) to explore the role of memory in post-conflict contexts. Our aim is to shed light on the ways that memory is generated and challenged in transitional justice processes, and more broadly, on the relationships between memory and recognition, memory and historical truth, and memory and repair. We aim to feature a broad range of case studies, but welcome also papers concerned with methodological or theoretical issues, rather than with specific cases. See here for more information.
Enquiries and submissions: Professor Klaus Neumann, Swinburne Institute for Social Research,

The Role of International Criminal Justice in Transitional Justice
International Journal of Transitional Justice Special Issue 2013
CfP Deadline: 1 March 2013
Papers should be submitted online from the IJTJ webpage at:
For questions or further information, please contact the Managing Editor at

The HBI Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust

Memory, Politics and Transitional Justice
Palgrave Macmillan is now accepting manuscripts for the Memory, Politics and Transitional Justice series. Editors: Jonathan Allen and María Guadalupe Arenillas.
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