Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

The Network’s 2023 seminar series has concluded. Programming for 2024 is currently under discussion. See below for more information on past events/seminars, including video recording, where available.

Previous Seminars and Video Recordings

Panel Event on “Comfort Women: New Research from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.” Panelists: Kevin Blackburn (Nanyang Technological U.), Katharine McGregor (University of Melbourne), and Sachio Tsukamoto (U. Newcastle – Australia). Moderator: Mary M. McCarthy (Drake University). October 11, 2023. Recording here: https://youtu.be/KQkLA0mgr9w?feature=shared.

Dr. Denisa Kostovicova (London School of Economics): “Reconciliation by Stealth: How People Talk About War Crimes.” September 26, 2023. No recording available.

Book Launch for the Palgrave Handbook of Culture and Testimony.” Sara Jones (U. Birmingham), Rogers Woods (U. Nottingham), Emilie Pine (UC Dublin), Fransiska Louwagie (U. Aberdeen), and Emily Russell (Palgrave Macmillan). April 20, 2023. Recording here: https://colgate.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=edf444a7-e858-4e64-b22d-afea0133a2fa.

Book Launch for the Routledge Handbook of Memory Activism. Yifat Gutman (Ben-Gurion U.) and Jenny Wustenberg (U. Nottingham Trent). February 21, 2023. Recording here: https://colgate.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0166bc5f-0e66-40c1-9810-afb001394a12.

Thijs Bouwknegt, (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust & Genocide Studies): “Transitional History: Accounts of Atrocity and Accountability in Africa.” November 29, 2022. No recording available.

Line Engbo Gissell (Roskilde U): “The Standardization of Transitional Justice?” October 27, 2022. Recording here: https://colgate.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5f75e1cf-3959-4617-bf70-af3b0131a1fd

Cheryl Lawther (Queen’s University Belfast): “Beyond Innocence and Guilt: Constructing Victimhood in Transitional Justice. May 10, 2022. Recording here: https://colgate.zoom.us/rec/play/R6F-yNT8sW0tS-2PiApUDpHdT-VVhcQYKBgEE1SkLzW9Ri9Gr8ZxbAspiNBDbr_rGruBu77uuOLXr44b.cAiHlGWAh24lfdrO?continueMode=true

Nicole Fox (California State University Sacramento): “After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda.” April 19, 2022. No recording available.

Juliette Schaafsma (Tilburg U.) and Marieke Zoodsma (Tilburg U.): “Trends in Political Apologies Across the World: Insight from the Political Apologies Database.” October 12, 2021. No recording available.

Lea David (Univ. College Dublin): Book Discussion for The Past Can’t Heal Us (Cambridge UP, 2020). April 28, 2021. Recording here: https://medialibrary.colgate.edu/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/e4SPn35E/view.

Online Seminar Series

Since 2021, the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network has hosted a live and interactive online seminar series. Conducted through Zoom, these hour-long seminars enable researchers and authors to present new and developing work to a global audience. Seminars are free and open to anyone and include a 25 minute discussion period.

The Dialogues invites prospective presenters to contact a member of the Organising Committee. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please send an abstract (or the paper/book or other work from which the seminar will draw) to one of the seminar organisers along with a CV or short bio. Please note that presentations should be within the Dialogues’ broad ambit.

If you want to receive notifications for future online seminars, join the Dialogues’ biweekly newsletter at dialogues@columbia.edu.

Online Seminar Organisation Committee:

Alexander Karn, email: akarn@colgate.edu | Bio

Ariella Lang, email: al223@columbia.edu | Bio

Stephen Winter, email: s.winter@auckland.ac.nz | Bio