Calls for Papers and Applications

This page provides information on calls for papers on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. It is regularly updated.

June 2020

Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk – Centre for Applied Human Rights
Location: University of York, UK
Deadline: June 17, 2020

CfA: Bergen-Belsen International Summer School 2020
Location: Online
Dates: August 2-7, 2020
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

CfP: Alps and Resistance: Conflicts, Violences and Political Reflections (1943-1945)
Deadline: June 30, 2020

CfP: Civitates grants for public interest journalism
Location: Europe
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

CfP: Jews in the Muslim World: Histories, Memories and Narratives
Location: Penn State and Ben Gurion Universities
Conference dates: February and June 2021
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

CfA: Alfred Landecker Lecturer Program
Location: Varies
Deadline: June 30, 2020

CfP: Executive Director- Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
Location: Kalamazoo College, MI
Application Deadline: Rolling

July 2020

CfP: History of Violence Against Women
Location: Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Date: November 25, 2020
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

August 2020

CfA: Lecturer, Human Rights Studies
Location: University of California, Davis
Deadline: August 3, 2020

CfP: Heroines of the Holocaust: Frameworks of Resistance
Location: Wagner College, Staten Island
Application Deadline: August 15, 2002
Conference Dates: June 2-3, 2021

September 2020

CfA: International Hate Speech and Discrimination Conference
Location: online
Date: December 11-12, 2020
Deadline: September 7, 2020

Rolling or Unspecified
CfA: Berghof Foundation
CfA: Project Manager Local Dialogue Processes (div/f/m) for Latin America Programme
Location: Berlin, Germany

Memory Studies Portal Now Online
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new memory database! The Memory Studies Portal (MSP) is a bibliography and virtual repository for the growing community of memory scholars. It is a collaborative project of the Memory in the Disciplines initiative at Stony Brook University and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights’ Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University. The MSP responds to two trends, the ongoing consolidation of a field of memory studies and the ongoing debate as to whether memory studies is or should be “interdisciplinary” (involving contributions from scholars from various disciplines within a shared framework), “transdisciplinary” (involving a generative synthesis of disciplinary approaches), or merely “multidisciplinary” (characterized by several parallel, largely independent specialized conversations). This debate provides the opportunity to investigate the relations between disciplines. The MSP bridges disciplinary divides between (and among) the social sciences and the humanities Accordingly, our initiative will allow scholars from disciplines as diverse as sociology, literature, history, psychology, philosophy, political sciences, performance studies and art history to engage in a sustained conversation – and, ideally, to enrich one anothers’ understanding of memory.  Since the MSP is a work in progress its growth also partly depends on your input. We thus encourage scholars/users of the MSP to alert us to bibliographic entries or any other suggestion as to how we can improve and expand the MSP. Please send an email with your thoughts, concerns, and missing/additional items you would like us to upload into the MSP.

Invitation to Participate in the Mapping Historical Dialogue Project
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University invites you, as an expert in your field, to participate in the development of the Mapping Historical Dialogue Project (MHDP). The goal of the MHDP is to establish an online interactive geographical map that addresses mechanisms of contested memory in post conflict countries. The mapping process will document projects addressing the memory of historical violence. Building on a crowdsourcing model, the project will rely on incremental contributions to connect a diverse network of individuals who often do not have access or knowledge of one another’s work. The project is open access, and its scholarship and resources and will be available to a wide community of users. More information about the map can be found here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network Working Paper (WP) Series
Contact: Working Paper co-editors Tim Wyman-McCarthy and Sigrun Schaumburg-Müller at

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