Opportunities and Announcements

This page provides information on opportunities and other announcements in the area of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. It is regularly updated.


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 mapping.historical.dialogue@gmail.com.

Request for information about best practices in the field of historical dialogue
Please send us success stories and examples of historical dialogue that you know about or you’ve conducted or carried out that involve historical dialogue as a tool in conflict resolution or post-conflict education. Topics can be, but are not limited to, categories such as:  historical commissions; addressing national trauma in memory; inclusion of historical acknowledgement in conflict resolution agreements; education and textbooks; museums. Please do NOT send activities that are framed entirely in a judicial context. We look forward to hearing from you at dialogues@columbia.edu.

Database of Researchers in Historical Dialogue, Transitional Justice and Memory
We are currently updating the database of researchers on our website (see http://historicaldialogues.org/affiliates/database-of-researchers/). The database lists researchers who working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory and have published at least one substantial article in an international refereed journal. If you would like to be included in that database, or if you would like to update your details, please send an email to dialogues@columbia.edu.

Archive on the Legacy of Conflict in South Asia
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to announce the development of the Archive on the Legacy of Conflict in South Asia. In partnership with Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS)’s Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR) and the Armed Conflict Resolution and People’s Rights Project (ACRes), ISHR will aid in the preservation of unique historical documentation of gross human rights violations and conflict in South Asia. This pilot project aims to locate materials that are not currently being collected and preserved by libraries and archives or are at risk of disappearing. For more information, please visit http://library.columbia.edu/news/libraries/2015/2015-04-02_The_Center_For_Human_Rights.html


September 2017

CFA: Business, Conflict & Human Rights Course, 23-25 November 2017
Deadline: September 30, 2017

November 2017

CFA: Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities 2018
Deadline: November 10, 2017

CFA: 2018-19 Fellowship Competition – The US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Deadline: November 15, 2017

CFA: Senior Researcher and Director of Studies, Conflict and Peace, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Deadline: November 30, 2017

December 2017

CFA: Washington University in St. Louis – Postdoctoral Fellow, Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Deadline: December 4, 2017

CFA: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global, Comparative, or International Affairs, Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University
Deadline: December 15, 2017


CFA: Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), Columbia University
Deadline: January 31, 2018

CFA: University of Connecticut – Storrs – Humanities Fellowship
Deadline: February 1, 2018

CFA: Emory University – Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019, Humanities
Deadline: February 7, 2018

Unspecified/Various Deadlines

CFA: Senior Communication Associate with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)                                                                                                                                                Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Affairs, New York University School of Professional Studies
Deadline: Rolling

CFA: Commentaries on Key Documents of Human Rights History
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Associate Director, JFCS Holocaust Center
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice: Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health
Deadline: Apply ASAP

CFA: Legal Fellow, Human Rights in the U.S.: Columbia Law School
Deadline: Apply ASAP

CFA: International Human Rights Fellow: International Justice Resource Center (San Francisco)
Deadline: Apply ASAP

CFA: Clinical Teaching Fellow/Staff Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic: Stanford Law School
Deadline: Apply ASAP

CFA: Research Partnerships Manager, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Intern, Alumni and Global Fellowship Initiative, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Deadline: Unspecified, ASAP

CFA: Postdoctoral Fellows in Law and Society, Tulane University
Deadline: Rolling – Begins June 15, 2017

CFA: Project Manager, International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Program Coordinator, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Bar-Ilan University, Israel 2017 international summer program in conflict resolution
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Online seminar: Dealing with the past
Deadline: Apply ASAP

CFA: Young Scholar Program, Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
Deadline: Open

CFA: Funding for Development of Research Applications, Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
Deadline: Open

CFA: Researcher, Using History in Genocide Prevention
Deadline: Rolling

CFA: Funding for Projects in the Field of Peace and Conflict Transformation, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Deadline: Rolling

CFA: Call for New Members, Research Network on Memory and Identity
Deadline: Rolling


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