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.


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.

Seeking Twitterers, Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network
The Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network is seeking members who would be interested in tweeting under the Network’s handle about topics related to historical dialogue, memory studies, dealing with the past, and related topics. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to dialogues@columbia.edu.

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


April 2017

CFA: Identities and Cultural Memory of East and West in the Baltic Sea Region
Deadline: April 20, 2017

CFA: Building Administrative Capacities in the Danube Region and Western Balkans (BACID)
Deadline: April 21, 2017

CFA: University Lecturer in Public International Law, Utrecht University School of Law
Deadline: April 23, 2017

CFA: Aryeh Neier Fellow, Open Society Foundations
Deadline: April 24, 2017

CFA: Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2017
Deadline: April 30, 2017

May 2017

CFA: The Vilnius Yiddish Summer Program 2017, 17. July – 11. August 2017
Deadline: May 1, 2017

CFA: Legal Officer, International Justice, Open Society Foundations
Deadline: May 3, 2017

CFA: 3 x PhD scholarships available on ‘The Future of Holocaust Memory’
Deadline: May 8, 2017

CFA: Agency in Transnational Memory Politics: A Framework for Analyzing Practice
Deadline: May 10, 2017

CFA: International youth project “History begins in the family…”
Deadline: May 15, 2017

CFA: University of Cologne – associate/full professor, W2/W3 in International History and/or Historical Peace and Conflict Studies
Deadline: May 18, 2017

CFA: Genocide & Human Rights University Program 2017
Deadline: May 31, 2017

CFA: Rotary Peace Fellowship
Deadline: May 31, 2017

June 2017

CFA: Documenting the Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland: Considering New Sources (Workshop, Sept. 11-14)
Deadline: June 1, 2017

CFA: Torture in the 21st Century: History, Ethics and Human Rights Summer Course
Deadline: June 8, 2017

CFA: African Civil Wars Summer Course
Deadline: June 8, 2017

CFA: College of the Holy Cross – Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Deadline: June 26, 2017

Unspecified/Various Deadlines

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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