Calls for Papers

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.

The Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network announces its 2017 Conference:

Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice
December 7-9, 2017
Columbia University, New York City

In considering the politics and policies of commemorating the past, this conference probes how public discourses about memory change over time. Papers that explore how the past is known, interpreted, conceptualized, or articulated, and how such representations evolve with the passage of time, are welcome. How has the passage of time changed the way memories of historical violence, atrocity and genocide are represented in the public sphere? In what ways do political, social and cultural forces influence, appropriate, or stifle these memories in different ways as the original event recedes into the more distant past? Related topics include the globalization of memory, and with it the increasing popularity of commemorative memorial practices. The proliferation of museums and memorials, the increase in confessional or memorial literature, and the surge of memory laws against Holocaust and genocide denial are some examples of the historical, cultural and legal phenomena that speak to questions of how individuals and communities remember. These modes of ‘making the past present’ speak not only to the passage of time and the forces of multidirectional memory, but also to the ways in which communities understand issues of justice and accountability, memory and amnesia, prevention and the culture of ‘never again’. This conference thus seeks papers that explore the ways in which communities negotiate narrativization of the past over time, and what the implications of such changes in public discourses of memory suggest in terms of present and future political realities, conflict transformation and atrocity prevention, and the role that history itself has in shaping or re-shaping the ways in which individuals and groups relate to the past and future.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to June 20, 2017. Please note that we have a specific call for a panel on Genocide Prevention for which travel grants may be available. Please e-mail your submission as a single document to ahda.conference.2017@gmail.com. Click here to read the full call for papers.

Other Network Opportunities

Historical Dialogues E-Magazine
The Network is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new e-magazine. Please click here for details.

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 co-editors Michelle Bellino and Cathlin Goulding at dialogues@columbia.edu.

Calls for Papers (by deadline)

May 2017

CFP: Afterlives of violence: contested geographies of past, present and future
Deadline: May 26, 2017

CFP: Call for submissions on teaching: Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
Deadline: May 31, 2017

CFP: Genocide Memorialisation: Political Imaginaries and Public Materialities
Deadline: May 31, 2017

CFP: Placeless Memories: Digital Constructions of Memory and Identity
Deadline: May 31, 2017

CFP: Reconciliation in Historical Perspective
Deadline: May 31, 2017

June 2017

CFP: Contesting Transitional Justice Conference, Coventry University
Deadline: June 4, 2017

CFP: II Conference of Interdisciplinary Gender Seminar “Women Against Oppression and Domination. Feminist Perspective”
Deadline: June 15, 2017

CFP: Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice
Deadline: June 20, 2017

CFP: State Socialism, Heritage Experts and Internationalism in Heritage Protection after 1945
Deadline: June 20, 2017

CFP: Forum Kritika on Historical Dialogue – Dealing with the Past: Mapping the Edges of “Historical Dialogue”
Deadline: June 30, 2017

CFP: 2017 CBEES Annual Conference (30 November – 1 December) Competing futures: From rupture to re-articulation
Deadline: June 30, 2017

July 2017

CFP: Transitional Justice from the Margins: Intersections of Identities, Power and Human Rights
Deadline: July 1, 2017

CFP: Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association, Copenhagen, 14-16 December 2017
Deadline: July 1, 2017

CFP: “Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities, 1933-1945. Crossing urban social history and history of the Holocaust”
Deadline: July 3, 2017

CFP: Current Research on Auschwitz History and Memory
Deadline: July 10, 2017

August 2017

CFP: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for Papers: “1977-2017: The IWY National Women’s Conference In Retrospect” November 5-7, 2017, University of Houston
Deadline: August 10, 2017

CFP: International Conference at USC – “New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison”
Deadline: August 15, 2017

December 2017

CFP: Lessons and Legacies XV: Global Perspectives and National Narratives
Deadline: December 1, 2017

Rolling or Unspecified

Historical Dialogues E-Magazine
The Network is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new e-magazine. Please click here for details.

Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network Working Paper (WP) Series
Contact: Working Paper co-editors Michelle Bellino and Cathlin Goulding at dialogues@columbia.edu.

CFP: Antisemitism Studies
Deadline: Unspecified

Call for Book Chapter Proposals – Motherhood and War
Contact: Claire Phelan, cphelan@umhb.edu

Calls for Book Proposals

International Law, University of Wales Press
The University of Wales Press has launched a new series, International Law. The series aim is to capture dynamic and cutting-edge research in the burgeoning field of international law, with a strong focus on legal theory in international law. Proposals are welcome from any broadly defined sub-field of international law. This series will give internationally-based emerging scholars and published authors the opportunity to disseminate their research with a publisher which has strong links with international markets through its global distribution and marketing network. International Law is currently soliciting proposals for monographs and edited volumes. To discuss ideas for contributing to this exciting new series, please contact the Series Editors, or Sarah Lewis, Head of Commissioning at the University of Wales Press: Professor Diane Marie Amann: amann@uga.edu, Dr Yvonne McDermott: y.mcdermott@bangor.ac.uk, Sarah Lewis: s.lewis@wales.ac.uk

Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-conflict Recovery
Contact: For further information, or to submit a proposal, please contact the series editors at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (Kenneth Bush kenneth.bush@york.ac.uk or Sultan Barakat sultan.barakat@york.ac.uk) or the Commissioning Editor for International Relations at Palgrave Macmillan (Eleanor Davey-Corrigan eleanor.davey-corrigan@palgrave.com)

Call for Proposals: Ashgate’s Memory Studies-Global Constellations Series
Edited by Henri Lustiger-Thaler, Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Contact: Claire Jarvis, Senior Commissioning Editor cjarvis@ashgatepublishing.com. See also http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5158

Series on Transitional Justice, Intersentia Publishers
Please contact stephan.parmentier@law.kuleuven.be if you are interested in submitting or proposing a monograph or edited volume for publication. If you like to write a book review for an international journal, and for other issues relating to marketing and sales, please contact the publisher at t.scheirs@intersentia.be.

Transaction Publishers, Memory and Narrative Series
The Memory and Narrative series, currently published by Transaction (based at Rutgers University), emerged from the highly acclaimed International Yearbook for Oral History and Life Stories. To date, the series comprises 14 volumes, constituting an interdisciplinary forum that stimulates debate on a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues relating to memory and narrative.  Please submit inquiries, ideas and abstracts to Anna Sheftel at asheftel@transactionpub.com.

Springer Series in Transitional Justice
If you are interested in contributing a book to this series, please send a tentative title and brief description of the book, intended audiences and a short bio of the author (or editor if you decide to publish an edited volume) to the series editor, Dr. Olivera Simic o.simic@griffith.edu.au

Memory, Politics and Transitional Justice
Palgrave Macmillan is now accepting manuscripts for the Memory, Politics and Transitional Justice series. Editors: Jonathan Allen and María Guadalupe Arenillas.
More info: Maria G. Arenillas, Northern Michigan University, marenill@nmu.edu

Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora
Please send a letter of introduction, detailed proposal, and a current CV to: Professor Michael A. Gomez, Series Editor, New York University, Department of History, michael.gomez@nyu.edu

Zones of Violence: An Invitation to Potential Contributors
Please contact both Mark Levene at M.Levene@soton.ac.uk and Donald Bloxham at Donald.Bloxham@ed.ac.uk for more detailed information.

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  • Centro de Fotografia
    El Centro de Fotografía pertenece a la Intendencia de Montevideo (Uruguay) y se dedica a la conservación y difusión del partimonio fotográfico. Entre sus múltiples actividades y propuestas, desarrolla una línea de trabajo que apunta a enriquecer la memoria visual del período del autoritarismo y la dictadura en Uruguay (1968-1985). En este marco, se han recuperado varios archivos fotográficos de la época y se generaron imágenes contemporáneas que evocan ese pasado. En esta sección del sitio web del Centro de Fotografía puede verse parte de ese trabajo, difundido a través de  muestras fotográficas, publicaciones y audiovisuales.

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