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.

May 2020

CfA: Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space, 1938-1942
Location: Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance and Renner Institute, Vienna, Austria
Conference: September 21-22, 2020
Application deadline: May 15, 2020

CfA: Terence MacSwiney, Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020
Location: University College Cork, Ireland
Conference Dates: October 9-10, 2020
Deadline: May 15, 2020

CfA: Regional Representative for Asia, Artists at Risk Connection: PEN America
Location: New York
Deadline: May 15, 2020

CfA: 2020 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
Location: online
Course Dates: June 22-27, 2020
Application Deadline: May 18, 2002

CfP: Research Workshop Program, USHMM
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: variable
Deadline: May 22, 2020

CfA: Civic Europe: Call for Ideas on Civic Cohesion and Democracy
Deadline: May 27, 2020

CfA: Virtual Conflict Sensitivity Course
Location: online (Swisspeace)
Course dates: 12, 19 & 26 June 2020
Application deadline: May 30, 2020

CfA: Researcher, Americas
Location: Human Rights Watch
Deadline: May 30, 2020

CfP: Genealogies of Memory: The Holocaust between Global and Local
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Conference dates: November 25-27, 2020
Deadline: May 31, 2020

CfA: Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States
Location: Buffalo, NY and Dortmund, Germany
Deadline: May 31, 2020

CfA: Helmut Schmidt Fellowship
Location: Berlin, Germany
Deadline: May 31, 2020

CfA: Rotary Peace Fellowships
Location: Variable
Deadline: May 31, 2020

CfA: Buffer Fringe Peforming Arts Festival: Displacement
Exhibit dates: November – December 2020
Deadline: May 31, 2020

June 2020

CfA: The Photography of Persecution. Pictures of the Holocaust
Location: The American University of Paris
Conference Dates: January 6-8, 2021
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

Summer Human Rights Institute
Location: Fordham University, New York City
Dates: June 15-26, 2020
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

CfP: Studies in Modern Italy
Seminar proposals for 2020-2021
Submission Deadline: June 10, 2020

CfA: MA in Transcultural Studies
Location: Heidelberg University
Application Deadline: June 15, 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

July 2020

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