Frequently Asked Questions

What is the theme of the 2016 Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network Conference?

The title of the 6th annual conference is, “Confronting Violent Pasts and Historical (In)Justice”. The full Call for Papers may be viewed here.
Click here to read more about the conference.
For the full schedule, please click here.

How much does registration for the conference cost?
Registration for the conference is required, but it is free.
To register to attend the first day of the conference, Dec.1, please click here.
To register to attend the second day of the conference, Dec.2, please click here.
To register to attend the third day of the conference, Dec.3, please click here.

Can I use a PowerPoint or other visual aide during my presentation? 
All rooms have A/V hook up for presenters who plan on having a visual component to their presentation. Presenters who wish to use A/V should bring their laptop (and accompanying hook up cables) with them. Presenters should also bring a flash drive with their document saved on it in case a different computer hook up is required.

What format do the sessions take?

Aside from the keynote speaker, paper panels have 3-5 speakers organized around a common theme, methodology or area of study. Paper panel participants are asked to speak no more than 15 minutes to ensure adequate time for discussion and Q&A. Roundtables convene 5-6 scholars to discuss a particular project or topic. Participants speak for 10 minutes followed by discussion.

Do I have to present at the conference to attend?
No, you do not have to present at the conference to attend, but you must register. Please note that registration does not guarantee you a seat.

How many sessions can I participate in?
Presenters are allowed to present one paper as well as to participate in a roundtable; they are allowed to moderate up to two sessions.

Do I have to send a copy of my paper to the moderator or conference organizers prior to the conference?
No, a full copy of your paper is not required in advance of the conference.

If I am unable to attend, can I have someone else present my paper, or present it over Skype?
Participants are required to be present at the conference to deliver their papers; if you are unable to attend, please notify the conference organizers.

Are there funding resources to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend the conference?
Unfortunately no funds are available to offset travel and accommodation costs.

Where can I stay near the university?
Click here for conference locations and information on accommodations in Amsterdam.