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.


AHDA 2017 Annual Program Report Now Available!
The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) 2017 Annual Program Report is now available. AHDA is an innovative initiative that seeks to examine the historical legacy of conflict, and in particular, the impact that the memory of past violence wields on contemporary politics, societies and cultures. The AHDA program consists of different initiatives as well as workshops, speaker series, and film screenings; its virtual network serves as a resource for scholars, students and practitioners; the annual conference elaborates on this goal by enabling individuals to meet and share their research and practices with others in the field. The robust AHDA fellowship program continues to welcome an international group of practitioners to Columbia each fall for a semester of coursework, capacity building, project development and networking opportunities. Click here to learn more about the 2017 Fellows.
Click here to read the full report.
Click here to read past AHDA Program Reports.

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


June 2018

CFA: GEOP Interdisciplinary Research Workshops 2019 at POLIN Museum
Deadline: June 30, 2018

July 2018

CFA: Invitation to Participate in the “I Defend Rights” Project
Priority deadline: July 1, 2018

August 2018

CFA: Intensive Course on Prevention and Guarantees of No Recurrence: the Role of Transitional Justice
Deadline: August 6, 2018

September 2018

CFA: Advanced Course on Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (10-14 December 2018)
Deadline: September 14, 2018

December 2018

CFA: DAPIM – Studies on the Holocaust: 2018 Article Prize Competition
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Unspecified/Various Deadlines

CFA: Program Coordinator, Middle East & Associate Director of Human Rights Advocacy, MENA Region, MADRE
Deadline: Rolling

CFA: Call for Proposals: Transitional Justice Review seeks new managerial and editorial team
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Instructor of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University
Deadline: Rolling, beginning August 3, 2018

CFA: MA in Second World War Studies: Conflict, Societies, Holocaust
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow, University of Southern California
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Temporary Staff Attorney: Human Rights First (Washington DC)
Deadline: Apply ASAP

CFA: Colombia Project Coordinator: MADRE (New York)
Deadline: ASAP

CFA: Human Rights Practitioner-in Residence, Columbia Law School
Deadline: ASAP

CFA: Telford Taylor Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Cardozo Law School
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Summer School on Transitional Justice & Memory Politics, July 1-12, 2018
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: 2018-19 GMAP Post Doctoral Research Fellowship
Deadline: Open until filled

CFA: Advocacy Director, Asia/Pacific, Amnesty International USA
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Keene State College
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: West Chester University Holocaust and Genocide Studies Master of Arts Program
Deadline: Rolling

CFA: Assistant Professor, Human Rights – Binghamton University
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Executive Director, Human Rights Center, The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Assistant Director for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, Columbia University
Deadline: Unspecified

CFA: Communications Associate, Editor (ICTJ)                                                                                   Deadline: Unspecified

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: 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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