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 The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community.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

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 8th Annual Network Conference
Columbia University, New York City (Deadline: June 20, 2019; conference dates: December 12-14, 2019)

June 2019
Leitner Center for International Law and JusticeSummer Human Rights Institute
Location: New York City
Dates: June 17-June 28

8th Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice & Memory NetworkPREVENTION ACTIVISM: ADVANCING HISTORICAL DIALOGUE IN POST-CONFLICT SETTINGS
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Conference dates: December 12-14, 2019
Submission deadline: June 20, 2019

Two Doctoral Researcher’s Positions on Informal Communication during World War II (IfZ Munich)
Application deadline: June 21, 2019

CFP: Conflict & Identity: confronting the past through education
Location: University of Oxford, UK
Conference dates: October 17-18, 2019
Submission deadline: June 22, 2019

Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials, Swisspeace
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

CAS Religion, Peace & Conflict Workshop
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Application deadline: June 30, 2019

CfA: Program Officer (National Academic Programs)
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

July 2019
Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series
Deadline: July 1, 2019

Museum Curator (LatinX Political History), Smithsonian Institution
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: July 5, 2019

12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI)
Location: Seville, Spain
Conference Dates: November 11-13, 2019
Application Date: July 11, 2019

Scientia PhD Scholarship: Designing reparations: arts-led, psychosocial approaches to redressing human rights violations
Location: UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Deadline: July 12, 2019

Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Application deadline: July 15, 2019

CfP: 2019 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Location: New York City, USA
Deadline: July 18, 2019

CfA: GEOP Interdisciplinary Research Workshops 2020, POLIN Museum
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Deadline: July 31, 2019

August 2019
New Directions in the Humanities: Transcultural Humanities in a Global World
Location: Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
Conference Dates: July 1-3, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2019

Op-Ed writers needed for “Global Fragility Act” (applicable to undergrad/grad/recent grad students)
Deadline: August 15, 2019

Wallace Johnson Fellowship for first-time authors in legal history
Deadline: TBD

September 2019
Place, Memory & Justice: Critical Perspectives on Sites of Conscience
A special issue of Space & Culture
Deadline: September 1, 2019

CfP: Lina Wertmüller Symposium (e-mail for details:
Location: University of Westminster, UK
Conference date: December 13, 2019
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

October 2019
CfP: Call for a chapter on “Genocide and Masculinities” to be published in an updated and expanded second edition of Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Survey.
Deadline: October 1, 2019

DISRUPTORS: Being Peacebuilders in a World of Conflict
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Conference Dates: November 6-8, 2019
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

CfP: Humboldt Journal of Social Relations Special Issue: California Genocide and Healing
Deadline: October 31, 2019

Rolling or Unspecified
Human Rights Practitioner in Residence Program, Columbia Law School

European Cultural Foundation
New Action Grants
Rolling Deadline

Senior Researcher/Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Deadline May 22, 2019

Program Coordinator – Emerging Threats and Opportunities
Start date: Immediate

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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