Invitation to Participate in the Mapping Historical Dialogue Project

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Columbia University

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.

Your contribution will be essential to the MHDP. Please provide your input by filling in the fields on the online link below. Not all fields are required, although robust information is more useful to users. Once you hit “submit”, your form will be checked by a member of the team for accuracy and relevance to historical dialogue mechanisms. While historical dialogue is a broad and interdisciplinary approach, its aim is to engage the memory of past violence in order to develop mechanisms of acknowledgement and reciprocal recognition. Projects should contribute to this goal. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at We very much appreciate your online contributions.

The Mapping Historical Dialogue Project Working Group