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 The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community.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

Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship Program
Columbia University, New York City

February 2019
The Genocide of the Christian Populations of the Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermath (1908-1923)
Location: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Conference dates: May 10-12, 2019
Deadline: February 24, 2019

CfA: Borderlands Studies in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region
Location: Hub Rozvytok, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland;
Center for Urban History in East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine.
Date: June 24 –July 5, 2019.
Deadline for Application: February 25th, 2019.

Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation
Location: University of London
Conference Dates: September 25-27, 2019
Deadline: February 25, 2019

CfP: Citizens and Subjects in the Italian Colonies: Legal Constructions, Social Practices and the International Context (1882-1943)
Location: Naples, Italy
Dates: June 20-21, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019

CfP: No Neighbours’ Land: Postwar Europe in a New Comparative Perspective, International Workshop
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Workshop dates: October 23-25, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019

CfP: ‘Narratives of Forced Migration in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries’
Location: University of Stirling, UK
Conference dates: September 16-18, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019

Presence and future of European Jewish Literature Studies in a changing Europe
Location: Rhineland-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen, Germany
Conference dates: November 18-20, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019

CfA: 2019-2020 USC-Yale Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Deadline: February 28, 2019

March 2019
CfP: Mnemonics 2019: Memory and Activism
Mnemonics Summer School
Location: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Conference dates: September 18–20, 2019
Deadline: March 1, 2019

2019 Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) Research Grants Competition
Contact Information:
Deadline: March 1, 2019

CfA: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship
Theme: The role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention
Deadline: March 10, 2019

Course: Preventing Violent Conflicts Course
Location: University of Basel
Dates: May 8-10, 2019.
Application deadline: March 15, 2019

CfP: 2020 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities Gendered Environments: Exploring Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Social, Political and “Natural” Worlds
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Conference dates: May 21-23, 2020
Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2019

CfA: Research Workshop: New Findings on Poland and its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: March 15, 2019

2019 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK)
Location: Singidunum University, Belgrade
Deadline: March 31, 2019

April 2019
2019 Summer Institute | Oral History from the Margins to the Center: Narrating the Politics of our Times
Location: Columbia University, New York
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Human Rights Research and Documentation Workshop
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Dates: April 5-6, 2019

CfA: Scholarship for MAs Mediation in Peace Processes
Location: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline: April 21, 2019

CfA: PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship
Applications Open: April 1, 2019
Deadline: May 15, 2019

May 2019
CfP: Geo-political Conflict in Emergent Genres and Forms: Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East after the Second Intifada
an edited collection that examines the types of genres and forms that have emerged after the Second Intifada to depict and engage with Israel, Palestine, but also the Middle East more widely. e-mail the editors for details/submissions: and
Deadline: May 31, 2019

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung based in Tbilisi, Georgia regularly awards internships. The duration of an internship is two to three months; this period may be extended in exceptional cases. We do not have internship placements during the summer period

CfA: internship at the Friederich Ebert Stiftung
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Internship dates: September 15 to December 15
Deadline: June 15, 2019

CfP: The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 100 peace and development leaders are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world. Application deadline 31 May. Learn more.

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Human Rights Practitioner in Residence Program, Columbia Law School

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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