Events and Conferences

This page provides information on forthcoming conferences and symposia relating to issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. It is regularly updated. Please email any related announcements to:

Interested in participating in our next Network Conference? It will be held in December 2019 in New York City. Check back here in the spring for more details and deadlines!

Calls for papers for other conferences related to historical dialogues fields can be found here.

February 2019

10th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice
The Future of the Past: Reflections on the Current State and Prospects of Transitional Justice
Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence (2012-2018)
Date: February 20, 2019
Location: New York University, 40 Washington Square South | New York, NY

PractitionersLab: The Art of Dialogue
An international and interactive training and networking session on culture, the arts and intercultural dialogue
Location: San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna, Italy)
Dates: February 27 – March 2, 2019

March 2019

South Asian Regional Institute on the Study and Practice of Strategic Nonviolent Action
Location: Dhulikhel, Nepal
Dates: March 3-9, 2019

Integrating Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education into Introductory Courses: A Regional Workshop for Community College Faculty
Location: Queensboro Community College
Registration date: March 4, 2019
Date: March 8, 2019

Decolonizing practices and discourses in Belgium: possibilities, pitfalls, dilemmas
Collectif Mémoire Coloniale – Decolonizing colonial heritage and education in Belgium
Date: March 15, 2019
Location: University of Ghent, Belgium

Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Columbia University
Sustaining Peace Forum 2019

Date: March 28, 2019
Location: New York City

Narrative & Nostalgia: The Crusades & American Civil War Conference
Date: March 30, 2019
Location: Virginia Tech

April 2019

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
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Date: April 1-3, 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria

Oral History and Archives: Voice, Storytelling, and Narrative in Historical Research
Location: Columbia University, Knox Hall
Date: April 4, 2019, 6:10 PM 7:30 PM

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

May 2019

International Conference on War and Social Movements
contact: Ron Van Cleef ( and Sarah Danielsson (
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
May 10, 2019

The Genocide of the Christian Populations of the Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermath (1908-1923)
Location: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Conference dates: May 10-12, 2019

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

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

The Making and Re-Making of Europe: 1919-2019
Location: Paris, France
Dates: 27-29 May 2019

June 2019

Afterlives: Rethinking the Politics of Loss and Demise
Location: Ghent University
Date: June 7, 2019

Re-visiting the Black Atlantic: Gender, ‘Race’ and Performance
University of Liverpool, UK
Conference dates: June 11-12, 2019

Robert Bosch Stiftung
Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice & Remembrance
Seminar dates: June 16 – 29, 2019

2019 Mellon Conference
Traversing the Gap: Relevance as a Transformative Force at Sites of Public Memory
Location: 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York City
Conference Dates: June 19–21, 2019

Justice for Transnational Human Rights Violations: At the Crossroads of Litigation, Policy and Scholarship
Location: Oxford University
Conference Dates: June 19-20, 2019

CfP: Citizens and Subjects in the Italian Colonies: Legal Constructions, Social Practices and the International Context (1882-1943)
Location: Naples, Italy
Dates: June 20-21, 2019

CfP: Italian Association of Public History (AIPH), 3rd National Public History Conference
Location: University of Campania Vanvitelli, Italy
Conference Dates: June 24-28, 2019

July 2019

USHMM CFP: 2019 Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust Faculty Seminar
Seminar dates: July 15-19, 2019

CfP: ‘Narratives of Forced Migration in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries’
Location: University of Stirling, UK
Conference dates: September 16-18, 2019

September 2019

Mnemonics 2019: Memory and Activism
Mnemonics Summer School
Location: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Conference dates: September 18–20, 2019

CfP: Digital Memory Practices in and after Conflict
Center for Comparative Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK)
Location: Singidunum University Belgrade, Serbia
Conference Dates: September 20-21, 2019

Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation
Location: University of London
Conference Dates: September 25-27, 2019

October 2019

Africa Chapter of the Memory Studies Association Inaugural Conference Memory in Africa: Transcultural Dimensions
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Conference dates: October 17-19, 2019

No Neighbours’ Land: Postwar Europe in a New Comparative Perspective, International Workshop
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Workshop dates: October 23-25, 2019

November 2019

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.

Presence and future of European Jewish Literature Studies in a changing Europe
Location: Rhineland-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen, Germany
Conference dates: November 18-20, 2019

May 2020

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
Dates: May 21-23, 2020

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