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 The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community.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

Interested in helping memory scholars with a research project? Complete this brief survey on the state of the field!

Interested in contributing to a genocide prevention initiative? The Sentinel Project ( team is currently working on improving the Hatebase ( online hate speech monitoring software as part of its overall atrocity prevention research and programming. A major part of this effort is to expand the number of countries and languages represented by the vocabulary in the Hatebase lexicon (i.e. slurs / keywords corresponding to negative language about various groups of people). The Sentinel Project therefore requests help from a variety of people and organizations with expertise or native fluency in a wide variety of languages. Current priority languages are list below but submissions for all languages are valuable. Questions, comments, and discussion about the project and its methodology are also very welcome.

February 2020

CfA: Public Humanities Fellowship
Location: New York State (participating universities)
Deadline: February 17, 2020

CfP: National Humanities Conference 2020
Location:Indianapolis, IN
Conference Dates: November 5-8, 2020
Deadline: February 21, 2020

CfA: International Summer Program on Indigenous People’s Rights and Policy
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Program Dates: June 2-13, 2020
Deadline: February 25, 2020

Unpacking Radicalization Course
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Deadline: February 29, 2020

CfP: Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration
Location: University of Helsinki, Finland
Conference Dates: August 12-14, 2020
Deadline: February 29. 2020

Internment camp: history and present of the (forced) accommodation and “custody” of refugees
Location: University of Vienna, Austria
Conference Dates:  December 3-4, 2020
Deadline: February 29, 2020

CfA: Preventing Violent Conflicts Course
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Dates: May 6-8, 2020.
Deadline: February 29, 2020

March 2020

CfP: Literature and International Law Conference
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Conference Dates: June 15-16, 2020
Deadline: March 1, 2020

CfA: Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowships
Location: Leo Baeck Institute, New York City
Deadline: March 1, 2020

CfA: The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Fellowship
Location: Yale University
Deadline: March 2, 2020

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship
Deadline: March 2, 2020

Summer Institute for Genocide Studies and Prevention
Location: Keene State College, New Hampshire
Dates: June 1-5
Deadline: March 9, 2020

CfA: Shatil Social Justice Fellowship
Location: Israel
Deadline: March 10, 2020

CfA: Teaching Mass Atrocity: The Holocaust, Genocide, and Justice 
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Course Dates: June 1-12, 2020
Application deadline: March 13, 2020

CfA: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: March 15, 2020

2020 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies 
Location: Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia
Dates: June 22 to 29, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

CfP: (Re)thinking Time and Temporalities in Peace and Conflict
Location: Philipps University Marburg, Germany
Conference Dates: October 29-31, 2020
Deadline: March 15, 2020

CfP: Atlantic Council Millenium Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2020

In the Wake of Red Power Movements: New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions
Location: University of Warwick, UK
Conference Dates: May 15-16, 2020
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process Stage Three: Consolidation and Moving Forward Grant
Deadline: March 16, 2020

Arts of Oblivion: Artistic, Academic, and Activist Perspectives on the Politics of Forgetting
Location: KASKcinema, Ghent, Belgium
Dates: March 19-20, 2020

CfP: The Memorial Museum in the Digital Age
A comprehensive review of thinking and practice related to the effects and affects of the digital for memorial museums
Deadline: March 20, 2020

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
Location: Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library
Conference Dates: January 6-8, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

April 2020

International Hrant Dink Award
Date: September 15, 2020
Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2020

May 2020

CfA: Translation Fellowship-Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Location: Yale University, New Haven
Deadline: May 1, 2020

CfA: Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States
Location: Buffalo, NY and Dortmund, Germany
Deadline: May 31, 2020

CfA: Helmut Schmidt Fellowship
Location: Berlin, Germany
Deadline: May 31, 2020

CfA: The Photography of Persecution. Pictures of the Holocaust
Location: The American University of Paris
Conference Dates: January 6-8, 2021
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

Summer Human Rights Institute
Location: Fordham University, New York City
Dates: June 15-26, 2020
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020

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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