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 The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community.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

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

The Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP)
Location: University of Toronto
Deadline: April 30, 2019

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

CfA: Learning Exchange Grants
Bosch Alumni Association
Application period: May 16, 2019 – June 12, 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

CfA: Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Wroclaw
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Deadline: May 31, 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.


June 2019

Institute of Current World Affairs
Two Year Independent Writing Fellowship Program
Deadline: June 15, 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

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

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

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

October 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

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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