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.

February 2021

CfA: Mellon Fellowship for Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Scholars
Location: James Weldon Johnson Institute, Emory University
Deadline: February 25, 2021

CfA: Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship
Location: Columbia University
Deadline: February 28, 2021

CfA: Malaysia Human Rights Associate: Fortify Rights
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Deadline: February 28, 2021

March 2021

CfA: The Search for Humanity After Atrocity
Kean University
Deadline: March 1, 2021

CfA: Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Location: Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University
Deadline: March 1, 2021

CfA: Assistant Professor, History of the Holocaust
Location: Middle Tennessee State University
Deadline: March 7, 2021

CfA: Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern European History
Location: Davidson College
Deadline: March 8, 2021

CfA: Fortunoff Video Archive Postdoctoral Fellowship
Location: Yale University
Deadline: March 11, 2021

CfA: Visiting Scholars Program for the Study of Ukraine
Location: Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the University of Toronto
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Teaching Mass Atrocity: The Holocaust, Genocide, and Justice
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Seminar Dates: June 1-11, 2021
Deadline: March 15, 2021

CfA: Online International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
Location: Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK),
Singidunum University, Belgrade (online)
Course Dates: June 21-26, 2021
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

CfP: Graduate History Conference, Confronting Crisis: Writing History in Uncertain Times
Location: York University-University of Toronto (online)
Conference Dates: April 28-30, 2021
Deadline: March 15, 2021

CfP: Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global
Location: The University of Western Australia, Perth Australia (hybrid/online)
Deadline: March 16, 2021
Conference Dates: June 16-18, 2021

CfA: ONLINE summer course “Disruptive Narratives: Re-Constructing the Truth in the Age of Multimodal Propaganda
Location: Central European University (online)
Course Dates: July 26 – July 30, 2021
Deadline: March 22, 2021

May 2021

CfP: Research Workshop Program
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Deadline: May 14, 2021

2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship
Location: Varied
Deadline: May 15, 2021

CfA: Exhibition Proposal
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Deadline: Rolling

June 2021

CfA: MA in Transcultural Studies
Location: Heidelberg University
Deadline: June 15, 2021

CfA: Jewish Cemeteries in the Holocaust
Journal: Revue d’histoire de la Shoah
Deadline: June 30, 2021

September 2021

CfA: Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations
Special call for papers
Deadline: September 1, 2021

Rolling or Unspecified
CfA: Berghof Foundation
CfA: Project Manager Local Dialogue Processes (div/f/m) for Latin America Programme
Location: Berlin, Germany

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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