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.

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 The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community.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

December 2018
CfP: The Ethical Challenges of Recovering Historical Memory
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2018

CfP: Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and PowerGlobal Urban Humanities Initiative
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Conference dates: April 17-18, 2019
Deadline: December 20, 2018

CFP: Imaging Emigration––Translating Exile: Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror in/via Austria
Center for Jewish Studies, University of Graz and the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck
Contact Email:
Vienna, Austria
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Call for Applications: Lessons and Legacies Munich
The Holocaust Educational Foundation, the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, the Federal Agency for Civic Education of Germany, and Ludwig-Maximiliens-Universität München, are pleased to announce a special session of the Lessons and Legacies Conference. The special session, “The Holocaust and Europe: Research Trends, Pedagogical Approaches, and Political Challenges,” will take place in Munich from November 4 – 7, 2019.
The conference invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops.
Deadline:December 31, 2018

CfP: International Conference on War and Social Movements
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
contact: Ron Van Cleef ( and Sarah Danielsson (
Deadline:December 31, 2018

January 2019
CfA:Close Encounters in War Journal – n. 2, Special Issue: Displacement and Close Encounters in War
Deadline: January 7, 2019
Submissions from young scholars (including PhD students) are welcome.

CfP: Frontiers in Prevention II, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Binghamton University
Deadline: January 10, 2019

Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation
A conference of the UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
in collaboration with
The Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study,
University of London
Deadline: January 10, 2019

CfP Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation
University College Dublin
Deadline: January 10, 2019

CfP: Re-visiting the Black Atlantic: Gender, ‘Race’ and Performance
University of Liverpool, UK
Conference dates: June 11-12, 2019
Send abstracts (200-300 words) and bio to
Deadline: January 14, 2019

CfP: Remembrance, Trauma and Experiential Learning
University of Turku, Finland
Symposium dates: May 27-29, 2019
Deadline: January 15,2019

CfP: Workshop
20 years after the NATO intervention in Yugoslavia: Local, Regional and Global Aspects of ‘Humanitarian interventions’
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Workshop Dates: May 23-25, 2019
Leipzig, Germany
CfP Deadline: January 15, 2019

Atrocities in Children’s Literature
Deadline: January 15, 2019

CfP: Atrocity in Children’s Literature (edited collection)
Please send proposals to
Deadline: January 15, 2019

Genealogies of Memory conference
Myths, Memories and Economies: Post-Socialist Transformations in Comparison
Warsaw, Poland
Deadline: January 15, 2019

CFP for an edited volume: The Ethics of Action: Conflict Transformation, Peace, and Human Rights
edited by Douglas Irvin-Erickson,; Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick,; Ernesto Verdeja, The volume is intended to deepen scholarship on ethics in international and global studies, peace and conflict studies, peace and justice studies, peace studies, human rights, and other related fields; enhance the impact of scholarship on practice; enhance feedback from practice to scholarship; and to develop the field of ethics in a way that can inform the work of practitioners, advocates, and peacemakers. Interested contributors should e-mail Douglas Irvin-Erickson with 300 word abstracts
Deadline: January 30, 2019.

February 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

March 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

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 Tim Wyman-McCarthy and Sigrun Schaumburg-Müller at

CFP: Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Role of Transitional Justice in the Prevention of Violence and the Establishment of Peace
Deadline: Unspecified

CFP: Palgrave Series on Transitional Justice and Memory Politics
Deadline: Rolling

CFP: Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice Working Paper Series
Deadline: Rolling

CFP: Invitation to contribute to the Cultures of History online journal
Deadline: Rolling

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:, Dr Yvonne McDermott:, Sarah Lewis:

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 or Sultan Barakat or the Commissioning Editor for International Relations at Palgrave Macmillan (Eleanor Davey-Corrigan

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 See also

Series on Transitional Justice, Intersentia Publishers
Please contact 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

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

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

Palgrave Series on Transitional Justice and Memory Politics
Edited by Jasna Dragovic Soso, Jelena Subotic, and Tsveta Petrova

The interdisciplinary fields of Memory Studies and Transitional Justice have largely developed in parallel to one another despite both focusing on efforts of societies to confront and (re-)appropriate their past. While scholars working on memory have come mostly from historical, literary, sociological, or anthropological traditions, transitional justice has attracted primarily scholarship from political science and the law. This series bridges this divide: it promotes work that combines a deep understanding of the contexts that have allowed for injustice to occur with an analysis of how legacies of such injustice in political and historical memory influence contemporary projects of redress, acknowledgment, or new cycles of denial. The titles in the series are of interest not only to academics and students but also practitioners in the related fields. The Memory Politics and Transitional Justice series promotes critical dialogue among different theoretical and methodological approaches and among scholarship on different regions. The editors welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines – including political science, history, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies – that confront critical questions at the intersection of memory politics and transitional justice in national, comparative, and global perspective.

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,

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,

Zones of Violence: An Invitation to Potential Contributors
Please contact both Mark Levene at and Donald Bloxham at for more detailed information.

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