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.

Network Opportunities

Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network Working Paper Series
The Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network is considering new work to feature in the Working Paper (WP) Series. The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community. We encourage you to send questions and Working Paper submissions to

Interested in helping memory scholars with a research project? Complete this brief survey on the state of the field!

Interested in contributing to a genocide prevention initiative? The Sentinel Project ( team is currently working on improving the Hatebase ( online hate speech monitoring software as part of its overall atrocity prevention research and programming. A major part of this effort is to expand the number of countries and languages represented by the vocabulary in the Hatebase lexicon (i.e. slurs / keywords corresponding to negative language about various groups of people). The Sentinel Project therefore requests help from a variety of people and organizations with expertise or native fluency in a wide variety of languages. Current priority languages are list below but submissions for all languages are valuable. Questions, comments, and discussion about the project and its methodology are also very welcome.

December 2019
CfP: Overcoming the Darkness? – Holocaust Survivors’ Emotional and Social Journeys in the Early Postwar Period
Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Conference Dates: 29-30 June, 2020
Deadline: 31 December 2019

January 2020

CfP: Post-War Memory, Holocaust Memorialization, and the Implications for the Present
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Conference Dates: May 22-24, 2020
Deadline: January 1, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Eurasian Studies
Location: Harvard University
Deadline: January 10, 2020

Course Dates: March 5-9, 2019
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts Course
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Course Dates: 11-13 March 2020
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

Summer Human Rights Institute
Location: Fordham Law School, New York City
Course Dates: 15-26 June 2020
Early Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

CfA: Fellowship in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Location: Clark University, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Deadline: January 15, 2020

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples – The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region
Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Conference Dates: October 12-14, 2020
Deadline: January 15, 2020

2020-2021 Residence Grant at the Center for Urban History
Location: Lviv, Ukraine
Deadline: January 15, 2020

Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem Program in the History of Migration at GHI PRO in Berkeley
Location: UC Berkeley
Deadline: January 15, 2020

Greenberg Research Fellowship; Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship
Deadline Extended: January 15, 2020
Location: University of Southern California
Deadline: January 15, 2020

Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award, Center for Palestine Studies
Columbia University, New York City
Deadline: January 15, 2020

Documenting and exhibiting persecution and deportations in Europe from 1938 to 1945
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Conference Dates: February 13-14, 2020
Registration Deadline: January 20, 2020

Hrant Dink Foundation: NGO Mobility Program
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Deadline: January 20, 2020

Education for Sustainable Peace – Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow 2021
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Deadline: January 31, 2020

30th Annual Human Rights and People’s Diplomacy Training for Human Rights Defenders from the Asia-Pacific Region
Application closes January 31, 2020
Location: Timor-Leste
Conference Dates: August 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2020

CfP: War and Genocide, Reconstruction and Change: The Global Pontificate of Pius XII, 1939-1958
Location: École Française and the German Historical Institute in Rome, Italy
Conference Dates: June 17-19, 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2020

February 2020

Digital Humanities Fellowship, USHMM
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Social Science Research Council
Program Officer, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum
Deadline: February 5, 2020

USHMM Annual Seminar: Confronting Difficult Issues around Religion and the Holocaust
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: February 14, 2020

CfP: (Re-)Making Citizenship: Explorations of Belonging and Participation in the Arts
Location: University of Warwick, UK
Conference Date: May 7, 2020
Deadline: February 15, 2020

CfP: National Humanities Conference 2020
Location:Indianapolis, IN
Conference Dates: November 5-8, 2020
Deadline: February 21, 2020

Unpacking Radicalization Course
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Deadline: February 29, 2020

March 2020

CfP: The Memorial Museum in the Digital Age
A comprehensive review of thinking and practice related to the effects and affects of the digital for memorial museums
Deadline: March 20, 2020

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
Location: Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library
Conference Dates: January 6-8, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 31, 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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