Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News Newsletter No. 22

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Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the twenty-second 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:

  • Walter Lee’s review of Zheng Wang (2012), Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations

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

June 2014

Special Issue: Historical Justice

Rethinking History; Taylor and Francis.

December 2013

Незвичайні долі звичайних жінок. Усна історія двадцятого століття

Yaroslav Hrytsak; CIUS Press.

November 2013

Managing Heritage, Making Peace: History, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Kenya

Annie E. Coombes, Lotte Hughes and Karega-Munene; London: I. B. Tauris.

Transitional Justice in the Asia-Pacific

Renee Jeffery, Hun Joon Kim (Eds.); Cambridge University Press.

Announcements and Opportunities

Calls for Papers: Conferences and Workshops

Radical Archives Conference: Call for papers, panels and performances

Deadline: January 10, 2014

Dates: April 11-12, 2014

Location: New York University

Contact: Index of the Disappeared (Mariam Ghani & Chitra Ganesh) archive@kabul-reconstructions.net

Graduate Student Conference: The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies: Challenging Interpretive and Theoretical Boundaries

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Dates: April 11-12, 2014

Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact: Jessica Young jkyoung2@illinois.edu

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership’s Without-Borders? Conference

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Dates: Sept 25-28, 2014

Location: Kalamazoo College, Michigan

Contact:Questions to: Arcus.Center@kzoo.edu Submit to: Karla.Aguilar@kzoo.edu

Oral History Society Annual Conference – Community Voices: Oral History on the Ground

Deadline: January 17, 2014

Dates: July 18-29, 2014

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Contact: Proposals should be emailed to the Conference Administrator: Belinda

Waterman at belinda@essex.ac.uk

XIII International Workshop: Ethnicity and Power: Politics of Memory and Cultural-Symbolic Resources of Ethno-Political Mobilization

Deadline: January 25, 2014

Dates: May 20-25, 2014

Location: Yalta, Livadia (Crimea, Ukraine)

Contact: nce@mail.ru, tsenyushkina@yandex.com

“Genocide: Pathways and Passages”- Inaugural CGHR Conference on Genocide

Deadline: January 27, 2014

Date: April 4, 2014, 9-6pm

Location: Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Dana Room, 4th Floor Dana Library

Contact: chgr@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Memory and Imagination in the Making of African Identities: Spring SERSAS-SEAN Conference

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Dates: March 7-8, 2014

Location: Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA, USA

Contact: Anta Sane: antasane@yahoo.com, Aran MacKinnon: aran.mackinnon@gcsu.edu, Ken Wilburn: wilburnk@ecu.edu

Peace Studies International Conference: Why War? Peace Studies in the 21st Century

Deadline: February 14, 2014

Dates: May 1, 2014, 09:00 – May 3, 2014, 18:00

Location: University of Bradford, UK

Contact: For all enquiries or to submit an abstract for consideration, please email peacestudies40@bradford.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters

Call for Papers, Eyes on the International Criminal Court

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Contact: icc@americanstudents.us

Special Issue, Journal of International Criminal Justice

Topic: ‘The Interaction between Refugee/Migration Law and International Criminal/Humanitarian Law’

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Contact: jicj@geneva-academy.ch

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

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

Screening of Hannah Arendt

Date: January 30, 2014, 2:00-5:00pm

Location: The New School, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Screening with director Margarethe von Trotta, actress Barbara Sukowa, film co-author Pam Katz, and Jerome Kohn, director of the Hannah Arendt Center at The New School for Social Research. Followed by a reception.

Contact: RSVP to cps@newschool.edu

Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry

Date: January 30, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: The New School, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Tishman Auditorium, NYC

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, on “Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry” with Jonathan Fanton, former chair, Human Rights Watch and former president, The New School; George Rupp, senior fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; and Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations

Contact: RSVP to cps@newschool.edu

Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Authority in Practice in Project-Based Research

Date: March 6, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Columbia University, 509 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY

With Steven High, principal investigator of the Montreal Life Stories Project

Fellowships, Grants and Job Opportunities

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.

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

Peacebuilding Adviser – Nigeria office, International Alert

Deadline: December 20, 2013

History and Memory Research Fund, Hrant Dink Foundation

Deadline: December 27, 2013

Contact: info@hrantdink.org or eminekolivar@hrantdink.org

European Commission Project Manager, DRC, International Alert

Deadline: January 5, 2014

Hauser Global Law Fellowships at NYU

Deadline: January 6, 2014

Senior Adviser – Lebanon office, International Alert

Deadline: January 5, 2014

2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship

Deadline: January 9, 2014

Program dates are from May 26-June 30, 2014. Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States are eligible to apply.

PhD/MA bursaries, ‘Local Histories and Present Realities’, History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand

Deadline: January 10, 2014

Contact: Mrs. Zahn Gowar at zahn.gowar@wits.ac.za

Rene Cassin Thesis Prize 2014

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Contact: Alexandrina Soldatenko Email: a.soldatenko@iidh.org; bibliotheque@iidh.org

Advocacy and Campaigns Manager – Crisis Action, Brussels

Deadline: January 19, 2014

Researcher, ‘Local Histories and Present Realities’, History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Contact: For further details about the research programme contact Prof Noor Nieftagodien at noor.nieftagodien@wits.ac.za or zahn.gowar@wits.ac.za. Please submit applications to https://irec.wits.ac.za

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.

Graduate Student Fellowship Program Funding by AC4, Columbia University

Dates: Academic year of 2014/2015

Deadline: February 3, 2014

AC4 will provide funding of up to $3,000 for as many as 10 Columbia University graduate students and one additional team of students for up to $6,000 that are conducting interdisciplinary research or practice-based projects addressing conflict, violence, development, and/or sustainable peace.

Graduate Student Fellowship

Location: Columbia University, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Contact: Please submit completed applications via email to mav2121@columbia.edu.

A.W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2015/Carnegie Mellon University

Deadline: March 20, 2014

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences for its Sawyer Seminar, “The Ghetto: Concept, Conditions, and Connections in Transnational Historical Perspective, from the 11th Century to the Present.”

Contact: Hikari Aday, hikarik@andrew.cmu.edu, Dept. of History, Carnegie Mellon University

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

Visiting Fellowship: Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford

Contact: Heidi El-Megrisi, vfp@qeh.ox.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

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/.

Humane Studies Fellowships, George Mason University

Scholarships of up to $15,000 for current and prospective graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing careers.

Hayek Fund, George Mason University

Awards of up to $750 for graduate students and young faculty to attend a professional conference, attend an academic job interview, conduct research, or participate in a career development seminar.

Friedman Faculty Fund, George Mason University

Student educational enhancement grants up to $5,000 for full-time faculty (including tenured) and teaching fellows working to share the ideas of liberty with undergraduate and master’s students.

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars, George Mason University

The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars reimburses individuals interested in pursuing a career in the ideas of liberty up to $300 of their graduate application fees.

Summer Graduate Research Fellowships, George Mason University

A non-residential research and writing program to complete a publishable paper. Includes two conferences for fellows to present and discuss their work. $5,000 stipend. Invitation-only.


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.

The Future of Transitional Justice in Brazil

Interview with Marcelo Torelly

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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