Working Papers


Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network Working Paper Series

The Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network launched its Working Paper (WP) Series in January 2014. The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within our intellectual community on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. This is a unique format for online working papers, with plenty of opportunities for discussion and feedback.

We will feature your WP on the Network website for a period of approximately two months, promoting the series on our bimonthly newsletter, blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages, encouraging members to read your paper and contribute to an online discussion.

Additionally, we invite our community to act as “discussants” for each WP, aiming for responses from junior/emerging scholars, practitioners, and more established scholars. The goal is that you will receive useful feedback for revision. We hope comments and questions ignite further discussion among Network members. The author is encouraged to be an active participant in the online conversation as well.

Authors are most welcome to submit the names and contact information of discussants that they would like to see comment on your work, since this is not a formal peer review process. We will contact them and see whether they are willing to serve as discussants and how it will fit into our timeline.

For submissions, there are no restrictions on topic, length, or citation format, though we recommend fewer than 30 pages in length and we require the use of a consistent citation method with complete references. There are no restrictions on author affiliation, training, or experience, and your WP can be a policy memo, a practice-oriented program outline, or a scholarly contribution.

Copyright will remain with the author, so that posting in the WP series will not prevent you from pursuing publication with the same paper at a later time. Your paper will be archived once a new WP is posted, or if you request its removal. The discussion around your paper will remain accessible.

The working paper series is an excellent opportunity to receive interdisciplinary feedback on your ideas and the quality of your writing. We encourage you to send questions and Working Paper submissions to co-editors Michelle Bellino and Cathlin Goulding at

And please check our repository of Working Papers!

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