Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News Newsletter No. 21

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Dear Colleagues:


Welcome to the twenty-first issue of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News (formerly Historical Justice and Memory Research Network News). The Network, which operates from www.historicaldialogues.org, provides information and resources for scholars and activists working on issues of historical justice and social and public memory to encourage innovative interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative research.


The Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network is a joint initiative of the Historical Justice and Memory Research Network (HJMRN), housed at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, and Columbia University’s Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA), at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) in New York. It draws on an international team of collaborators and affiliates.


We draw your attention to our latest book reviews, including:



Read these and other reviews on our website.


If you have any information about calls for papers, new publications, forthcoming conferences, or jobs that could be publicized in future newsletters or via the Dialogues website, please email us at dialogues@columbia.edu.


Best wishes,

Carla De Ycaza

Editor, Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory

Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Columbia University


Books for Review

We currently have available a number of English, French, and German books for review. Please contact the relevant editor (Stephen Winter for English-language titles; Elizabeth Rechniewski for French-language titles; Nina Schneider for German-language titles; Daniele Salerno for Italian-language titles; and Juan José Cruz and Rosario Figari Layús for Spanish-language titles) on our website www.historicaldialogues.org if you are interested.


Recent and Forthcoming Publications


November 2013

Genocide Studies: Debates from the Latin American Margin

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP) Vol. 8, Issue 1; International Association of Genocide Scholars.


The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide: Hitler’s ‘Indian Wars’ in the ‘Wild East’

Carroll P. Kakel III.; Palgrave Macmillan.


Cadáveres impensables, cadáveres impensados. El tratamiento de los cuerpos en las violencias de masa y los genocidios

Élisabeth Anstett, Jean-Marc Dreyfus y Sévane Garbian (directores); Mino y Davila.


September 2013

Human Rights in Asia

Special Issue of Asian Studies Review, 37 (3); Taylor & Francis.


August 2013

The American West and the Nazi East: A Comparative and Interpretive Perspective

Pete Kakel; Palgrave Macmillan.


Britain’s Hidden Role in the Rwandan Genocide: The Cat’s Paw

Hazel Cameron; Routledge.


June 2013

Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region

Kenneth Omeje and Tricia Redeker Hepner (eds.); Indiana University Press.


May 2013

An Apology for Public Apologies?: Transitional Justice and Respect in Germany

Juan Espindola; German Studies Review, Volume 36, Number 2.


April 2013

Genocide Matters: Ongoing Issues and Emerging Perspectives

Joyce Apsel, Ernesto Verdeja (eds.); Routledge.

Announcements and Opportunities

Calls for Papers: Conferences and Workshops

Cold War cities and sites in the Urban and Regional development of the Baltic Sea Region

Deadline: December 4, 2013

Dates: December 9 – 10, 2013

Location: The Cold War Museum, Langelandsfortet, Denmark

Contact: Submissions should include a 250-300 word abstract, keywords and a brief CV, and send to martin.esbensen@aarch.dk.


Call for panel presentations: Ethno-photography of/in Iran: Past, Present, and Future

Deadline: January 8, 2014

Dates: May 29-31, 2014

Location: Anthropology and Photography, The Royal Anthropological Institute Conference, British Museum, London

Contact: Dr. P. Khosronejad pk18@st-andrews.ac.uk


Notre Dame Student Peace Conference 2014

Deadline: January 27, 2014

Dates: March 28–29, 2014

Location: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Contact: Questions may be directed to the organizers at peacecon@nd.edu.


Second Workshop for Advanced PhD Candidates from Universities in the United States, Canada and Israel who are working on Holocaust Topics

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Dates: May 25-30, 2014

Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Contact: Mr. Eliot Nidam Orvieto, The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem eliot.nidam@yadvashem.org.il


Memory, Media, and Technology: Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List- International Conference

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Dates: November 16-18, 2014

Location: University of Southern California

Contact: Please send proposals (200-300 words), a CV and contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, telephone), to vhi-academic@dornsife.usc.edu.


Memory Studies Network of the German Studies Association, Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Dates: September 18-21, 2014

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Contact: Network co-chairs Jonathan Bach and Susanne Baackmann at GSAMemory@gmail.com


The Holocaust and the European Societies. Social Process and Social Dynamics

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Dates: September 30- October 2, 2014

Location: Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München

Contact: Suggestions for topics should be sent in the form of an exposé (1-2 pages) accompanied by a CV to:

PD Dr. Frank Bajohr and Dr. Andrea Löw zfhs@ifz-muenchen.de


Third International Graduate Students’ Conference on Genocide Studies: The State of Research 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Dates: April 9-11, 2015

Location: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Contact: StrasslerGradConference@clarku.edu, Conference organizer Dr. Sarah Cushman scushman@clarku.edu, or conference director Taner Akҫam, Kaloosidan Mugar Professor of Armenian Genocide Studies, takcam@clarku.edu


International Network of Genocide Scholars Fourth Global Conference on Genocide

Genocide and Mass Trauma: Rising to the Challenges of Comprehension, Intervention, Prevention and Restitution

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Dates: December 4-7, 2014

Location: University of Cape Town, South Africa

Contact: Mohamed Adhikari at mohamed.adhikari@uct.ac.za, Volker Langbehn at: langbehn@sfsu.edu  or  admin@inogsconference2014.org

Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Memory after the Atomic Bombings to Present

Deadline: December 13, 2013

Contact: Please send your abstract proposal to Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, California Baptist University (kdavis@calbaptist.edu), and/or Dr. Roger Chapman, Palm Beach Atlantic University (Roger_Chapman@pba.edu).


Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network Working Paper Series

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Contact: Paper submissions to co-editors Michelle Bellino and Cathlin Goulding at dialogues@columbia.edu.


Call for Papers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Contact: ijhrl@americanstudents.us


Call for chapters, edited volume ‘Mass media and the Genocide of the Armenians: One Hundred Years of Uncertain Representation’

Deadline: March 1, 2014 for abstracts

Contact: Please send by e-mail to both Richard Godin, Richard.Godin@elul.ulaval.ca and Stefanie Kappler, kapples@hope.ac.uk


Call for papers, Human Remains and Violence journal

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Contact: Please send your papers for review to l.radford@corpsesofmassviolence.eu.

Call for Book Proposals

Series on Transitional Justice, Springer

Please contact o.simic@griffith.edu.au if you are interested in submitting or proposing a monograph or edited volume for publication.


Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora

Please send a letter of introduction, detailed proposal, and a current CV to: Professor Michael A. Gomez, Series Editor, New York University, Department of History, michael.gomez@nyu.edu

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Study Programs

Young Researcher Conference on “Ideology and state-induced violent crimes”

Dates: December 4-6, 2013

Location: Ruhr-University Bochum

Contact: annika.toerne@ruhr-uni-bochum.de


2nd Annual Historical Dialogue Conference: Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society

Dates: December 5-7, 2013

Location: Columbia University, New York

Hosted by the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) program and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.


Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2013: Collaboration in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust

Dates: December 5-7, 2013

Location: Wien, Palais Trautson, Museumstraße 7, 1070 Wien-Neubau

Contact: office@vwi.ac.at


Reflections on the Landscape of Justice: From Auschwitz to The Hague

7th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice with Judge Thomas Buergenthal

Date: December 12, 2013 6:00 to 7:30pm

Location: Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Contact: To reserve seats, please send a request to rsvp@ictj.org


Spring (Break) Human Rights Program in Bosnia, Global Youth Connect

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

Dates: March 21 – April 1, 2014

Contact: contact@globalyouthconnect.org


Some Were Wives, Some Were Mothers: Female Perpetrators during the Holocaust

Wendy Lower, PhD, John K. Roth Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College

Edna Friedberg, PhD, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Date: January 7, 2014, 7:00-9:30pm

Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024


President Roosevelt and Early News of the Holocaust

Date: January 8, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm

Richard Breitman, PhD, Distinguished Professor in History, American University

Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Fellowships, Grants and Job Opportunities

Job opportunities with the AHDR – H4C

H4C Manager (full time)

H4C Administrative Assistant (full time)

H4C Small Projects Coordinator (part time)

Application Deadline: Friday 6th December 2013, 18.00 hours (Cyprus, local time)

For additional information, please email: ahdr.mide@gmail.com


International Center for Transitional Justice

Deadline: December 10, 2013

Senior Associate and Head of Office, Nepal

Senior Associate and Head of Office, DRC


Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), Summer Fellowships on Ethics

Deadline: December 20, 2013 for seminary students and January 6, 2014 for law, journalism and medical students

Contact: Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info


PhD Studentship: Memorialising Missing Persons

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Location: Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Wales

Contact: For an informal discussion, contact Professor Jenny Edkins jfe@aber.ac.uk; for further information about the application process contact interpoladmissions@aber.ac.uk.


PhD Funding Opportunity: Conflict, Transition and Peace Research

Date: 2014/2015

Location: The Institute for Conflict, Transition and Peace Research, University of Aberdeen

Contact: Dr. John Nagle j.nagle@abdn.ac.uk


Call for Peer Reviewers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Contact: ijhrl@americanstudents.us


Call for Assistant Editors, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Contact: ijhrl@americanstudents.us


Call for Peer Reviewers, Eyes on the ICC

Deadline:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Contact: icc@americanstudents.us


Assistant Editor, Eyes on the ICC

Deadline:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Contact: icc@americanstudents.us


Internship, Conflict Resolution

Location: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York, NY

Contact: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to hr@tanenbaum.org. Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email and how you learned of the position.


Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) 2014 applications now open

The application for the 2014 session of the annual Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University is now available. The application is available online at http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/.


Reparative Justice in Kenya: Building blocks for a victim-centered framework

National Dialogue, Healing and Reconciliation in Kenya

Promoting National Cohesion and Reconciliation in Kenya Policy Briefs from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (South Africa).


Interfaith Encounter Association

The Interfaith Encounter Association is dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural study. We believe that, rather than being a cause of the problem, religion can and should be a source of the solution for conflicts that exist in the region and beyond.


ERIO launches new project “Keeping the memory alive: the Roma and Sinti Holocaust”

The European Roma Information Office project aims to create an International Remembrance Network to raise awareness about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust in order to fight discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes about these communities.


Institut für Diaspora- und Genozidforschung / Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum

31.01.2014-, Institut für Diaspora- und Genozidforschung/Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Interessierte WissenschaftlerInnen werden gebeten, bis zum 31. Januar 2014 ein Abstract (max. 1 Seite) sowie kurze biographische Angaben (max. 1/2 Seite) in elektronischer Form (Word- oder pdf-Dokument) an die Herausgeber der Zeitschrift zu schicken (idg@rub.de). Die Bekanntgabe der akzeptierten Beiträge erfolgt bis Ende März 2014 per Email. Die Beiträge, die eine Zahl von bis zu 80.000 Zeichen nicht überschreiten sollten, sollen bis zum 31. Juli 2014 vorliegen.


Konf: 1000 Unbekannte Lidices. Geiselerschießungen in Kalavryta und anderswo durch die Wehrmacht.

Ereignisse, Einschätzung, Erinnerung – Wien 12/13

Cluster Geschichte der Ludwig Bolzmann-Gesellschaft Wien-Graz, des Forschungsschwerpunkts “Diktaturen, Gewalt und Genozide” der Univ. Wien und der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien

12.12.2013-12.12.2013, Wien, Diplomatische Akademie Wien, Favoritenstraße 15a, A-1040 Wien


“Massacres et répressions dans le monde colonial : Archives et fictions su service de l’historiographie ou du discours officiel”. [Massacres and repression in the colonial world]

27 au 29 novembre 2014 à l’Université de Lorient.

Les propositions de communications sont attendues pour le 1er février 2014

Contact information: armelle.mabon@univ-ubs.fr,  Sabrina.Parent@ulb.ac.be


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