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.

October 2020

CfA: Human Rights Research Fellow
Location: University of Minnesota, Human Rights Center
Deadline: October 31, 2020

International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy
Location: online (Columbia University)
Dates: May 17, 2021 – June 5, 2021
Deadline: October 31, 2020

CfA: Grinnell College Innovator in Social Justice Prize
Deadline: October 31, 2020

November 2020

CfA: LGBTQ+ Histories of the Holocaust
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Deadline: November 1, 2020

Global Youth Connect
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Deadline: November 1, 2020

CfA: Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law and Society
Location: University of California-Irvine
Deadline: November 1, 2020

CfA: Postdoctoral position: Russian and East-European Jews under and after Communism (1917-2000)
Location: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Deadline: November 1, 2020

CfA: Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Legal Fellowship:Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: November 2, 2020

CfA: Research Assistant, Religion and Non-Violent Action
Location: United States Institute of Peace
Deadline: November 11, 2020

December 2020

CfA: Instructor in Human Rights
Location: University of Chicago
Deadline: December 14, 2021

CfA: The Rabin-Shvidler Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
Location: Fordham University and Columbia University
Deadline: December 31, 2021

January 2021

2021-22 Library Fellowships
Location: New-York Historical Society
Deadline: January 15, 2021

CfA: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program 2021
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: January 15, 2021

CfA: Doctoral program, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Location: Clark University, Worcester, MA
Deadline: January 15, 2021

CfA: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in Law
Deadline: January 26, 2021
Program dates: May 21-June 4, 2021

CfA: Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States
Location: New York and Germany
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Program dates: varied

June 2021

CfA: Jewish Cemeteries in the Holocaust
Journal: Revue d’histoire de la Shoah
Deadline: June 30, 2021

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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