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: dialogues@columbia.edu.

March 2020

April 2020

Restorative Justice Trainings
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Dates: April 2020 (multiple)

Sustaining Peace Forum
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Date: April 2, 2020

Global Politics in the Era of Climate Change
Location: Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Date: April 3, 2020

Just Societies Speaker Series: Abolition Constitutionalism
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Date: April 9, 2020

Exhibit: After the Great War
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Dates: April 15, 2020 – May 12, 2020

The Architecture of Public Memory in Oral History: Why Shape and Scale Matter
Bard Graduate Center, New York City
Date: April 16, 2020

Understanding Genocides: The Genocide of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 
Location: American University in Paris, France
Dates: April 24-25, 2020

May 2020

European Remembrance Symposium
Location: Talinn, Estonia
Date: May 4-6, 2020

RELEVANCE: 60th Annual Conference of the Estonian National Museum
Location: Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Date: 5-7 May 2020

Young Scholars Workshop Germans and Jews in Eastern Europe
Location: Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
Conference Dates: May 6-May 7, 2020

(Re-)Making Citizenship: Explorations of Belonging and Participation in the Arts
Location: University of Warwick, UK
Conference Date: May 7, 2020

Terms of Art: Understanding the Mechanics of Dispossession During the Nazi Period
New York State Department of Financial Services Holocaust Claims Processing Office
Location: New York, New York
Date: May 7-8, 2020

On the Possibility and the Impossibility of Reparations
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Date: May 7-8, 2020

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

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
Date: May 21-23, 2020

Post-War Memory, Holocaust Memorialization, and the Implications for the Present
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Dates: May 22-24, 2020

June 2020

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

Globalization and Social Movements: Familiar Patterns, New Constellations?
Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Dates: 4–5 June 2020

The 12th Annual Summer Institute: Teaching Peace in the 21st Century
Location: University of Notre Dame
Dates: June 8-12, 2020

Jews and Whiteness in Colonial Spaces
Location: SOAS, London, UK
Conference Dates: June 10-11, 2020

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

War and Genocide, Reconstruction and Change: The Global Pontificate of Pius XII, 1939-1958
Location: École Française and the German Historical Institute in Rome, Italy
Dates: June 17-19, 2020

Memory Studies Association: Fourth Annual Conference
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dates: June 18-21, 2020

Summer Human Rights Institute
Location: Fordham Law School, New York City
Course Dates: 15-26 June 2020

Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias
Location: University of Iceland, Reykjavik
Conference Dates: June 22-24, 2020

Overcoming the Darkness? – Holocaust Survivors’ Emotional and Social Journeys in the Early Postwar Period
Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Conference Dates: 29-30 June, 2020

July 2020

New Directions in the Humanities: Transcultural Humanities in a Global World
Location: Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
Dates: July 1-3, 2020

Asian Studies Association of Australia: Future Asias
Location: University of Melbourne, Australia
Dates: 6-9 July 2020

Cultural Heritage and Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
Location: University of Southampton, UK
Dates: July 16-17, 2020

The Role of History in Peacebuilding and Development in East Asia
Registration: historyngo@gmail.com
Location: Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Dates: July 20-25, 2020

August 2020

Narrating Transitional Justice: History, Memory, Poetics and Politics
Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Dates: August 6-7, 2020

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

6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 18-22 August 2020

CfP: Memory and Migration
Location: Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark/Aarhus University
Dates: August 26-29, 2020

CfA: Everyday Life of Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust and its Early Aftermath
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Dates: August 30-September 3, 2020

September 2020

International Hrant Dink Award
Date: September 15, 2020

1945 – End of World War II. Current European and
Global Perspectives
E-mail: Burkhard.Olschowsky@bkge.uni-oldenburg.de /
Bartosz.Dziewanowski@enrs.eu
Location: Catholic Academy in Berlin
Dates: September 17-18, 2020

October 2020

CfA: Terence MacSwiney, Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020
Location: University College Cork, Ireland
Dates: October 9-10, 2020

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples – The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region
Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Dates: October 12-14, 2020

From Centre to Periphery and Beyond
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Dates: 19-25 October 2020

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

November 2020

National Humanities Conference 2020
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Dates: November 5-8, 2020

Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XVI: The Holocaust: Rethinking Paradigms in Research and Representation
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Dates: 7-10 November 2020

Colonial Paradigms of Violence:
Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing
Location: Munich, Germany
Dates: November 11-13, 2020

New Approaches to the Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust: History, Politics, Commemoration
Location: Selma Stern Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
Dates: November 23-25, 2020

December 2020

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

January 2021

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

The Photography of Persecution. Pictures of the Holocaust
Location: The American University of Paris
Dates: January 6-8, 2021

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