Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News Newsletter No. 26

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Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the twenty-sixth issue of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News (formerly Historical Justice and Memory Research Network News). The Network, which operates from www.historicaldialogues.org, provides information and resources for scholars and activists working on issues of historical justice and social and public memory to encourage innovative interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative research.

The Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network is a joint initiative of the Historical Justice and Memory Research Network (HJMRN), housed at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, and Columbia University’s Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA), at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) in New York. It draws on an international team of collaborators and affiliates.

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; check our website and newsletter for updates on activities that might help you in your HD endeavors.

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 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 historicaljustice@swin.edu.au.

We also draw your attention to our latest book reviews, including:

  • Alexandra Wood’s review of Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham (2013), Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress

  • Hakeem O. Yusuf’s review of Mark Findlay (2013), International and Comparative Criminal Justice

Read these and other reviews on our website.

If you have any information about calls for papers, new publications, forthcoming conferences, or jobs that could be publicized in future newsletters or via the Dialogues website, please email us at dialogues@columbia.edu.

Best wishes,

Carla De Ycaza

Editor, Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory

Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Columbia University


Books for Review

We currently have available a number of English, French, and German books for review. Please contact the relevant editor (Stephen Winter for English-language titles; Elizabeth Rechniewski for French-language titles; Nina Schneider for German-language titles; Daniele Salerno for Italian-language titles; and Juan José Cruz and Rosario Figari Layús for Spanish-language titles) on our website www.historicaldialogues.org if you are interested.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

April 2014

Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia

Michelle Caswell, University of Wisconsin Press

February 2014

Special Issue: Reframing North Korean Human Rights (part 2)

Christine Hong and Hazel Smith (eds.), Critical Asian Studies, Taylor & Francis Online, Volume 46, Issue 1

Transitional Justice and Memory in Europe (1945-2013)

Nico Wouters, Intersentia Series on Transitional Justice, vol. 17

Memorials in Times of Transition

Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Stefanie Schäfer (eds.), Intersentia Series on Transitional Justice, vol. 16

The Crisis of Genocide

Mark Levene, Oxford University Press

“Must our Communities Bleed to Receive Social Services? Development Projects and Collective Reparations Schemes in Colombia,”

Pamina Firchow, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 8:3, 50-63.

Special Section entitled “Reparations and Peacebuilding,”

Pamina Firchow and Roger Mac Ginty, eds. Human Rights Review, Vol. 14, Issue 3: 231-289.

“Ukraine’s Transitional Challenges: The Traps and Pitfalls in the Wake of the Maidan Protests”

Klaus Bachmann, Centre for International Relations, Comments and Opinions, 1/2014

January 2014

The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania

Tom Lawson, I.B. Tauris

December 2013

“Truth Commission Impact: An Assessment of How Commissions Influence Politics and Society,”

Onur Bakiner, International Journal of Transitional Justice (2014) 8(1): 6-30

November 2013

The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide: Hitler’s ‘Indian Wars’ in the ‘Wild East’

Carroll P. Kakel III., Palgrave Pivot

September 2013

Il genocidio nel diritto penale internazionale. Dagli scritti di Raphael Lemkin allo Statuto di Roma

Carmelo Leotta, Giappichelli, Torino, Italia

Announcements and Opportunities

Calls for Papers: Conferences and Workshops

Corpses in Society: Human Remains in post-Genocide and Mass Violence Contexts

3nd Annual & International Conference of the Research Programme Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide

Deadline: March 28, 2014

Dates: September 8 – 10, 2014

Location: University of Manchester, UK

Contact: l.radford@corpsesofmassviolence.eu

Fourth Annual Conference of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network: Human Rights and Memory

Deadline: April 1, 2014 for submission of paper or panel proposals

Dates: December 4-6, 2014

Location: Lund University, Sweden

Contact: hrmc2014@ht.lu.se

Collective vs Collected Memories. 1989-1991 from an Oral History Perspective

Deadline: May 15, 2014

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Date: November 2014

The conference is the fourth event in the project “Genealogies of Memory” initiated in 2011 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity.

Contact: Any questions can be addressed to: genealogies@enrs.eu.

Digital Memories, Digital Methods: Transcultural Memory in Europe Beyond Web 2.0

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Dates: September 29-30, 2014

Location: Budapest

Contact: Paul Bijl P.A.L.Bijl@uva.nl, Stijn Vervaet Stijn.Vervaet@ugent.be

Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters

International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution

Special issue on “Bridging Theory and Practice of Creative Conflict Engagement”

Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2014

Call for Papers: ACPR Special Issue on the Arts and Peacebuilding in Africa

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ACPR) is seeking contributions for a special issue on “The Arts and Peacebuilding in Africa: Creative Approaches to Transforming Conflict,” to be guest edited by Dr. Olivier Urbain and Lindsay McClain Opiyo.

Irish Community Development Law Journal

The theme for this issue is Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in practice.

Deadline: March 28, 2014

This edition seeks to examine the practical application of economic, social and cultural rights, stimulate debate, encourage reflective practice, highlight casework and evidence, and engage a global audience. Submissions are welcome from practitioners and academics working across a broad spectrum of professions and academic disciplines.

Contact: If you are interested in writing an article, a book review or a case‐study, please email editor@nclc.ie.

Special Issue, Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung

Topic: Darfur

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Contact: idg@rub.de

Call for Submissions: The Poetry of Genocide

Deadline: May 1, 2014

The Combat Genocide Association is pleased to introduce the first anthology of poetry about genocide. The anthology will include poetry written by survivors, witnesses, and relatives of genocide victims.

Contact: Maya Valentine, Combat Genocide Association info@combatgenocide.org

Call for Book Proposals

Where Peace and Conflict Take Place. Analysing Peace and Conflict from a Spatial Perspective

Edited by Annika Björkdahl, University of Lund and Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Philipps University Marburg

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Contact: We invite contributions which address the topic from a purely theoretical as well as from an empirically sustained perspective. Please send your abstract (500 words) and a biographic note (100 words) to space@staff.uni-marburg.de

Call for Proposals: Ashgate’s Memory Studies-Global Constellations Series

Edited by Henri Lustiger-Thaler, Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Contact: Claire Jarvis, Senior Commissioning Editor cjarvis@ashgatepublishing.com. See also http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5158

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Study Programs

How to deal with stereotypes when teaching about sensitive issues in history

Date: February 28 & March 1, 2014

Location: Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR), Cyprus

Oxford Lawyers Without Borders – Second Annual Conference: The Rule of Law and International Development

Date: March 8, 2014 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford

The Act of Killing: Joshua Oppenheimer

Date: March 8, 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Dodge Hall 511, Columbia University

Memory for the Future: Collaborative Witnessing in Post-Dictatorship Chile

With Henry Castillo (NYU), Andrea Crow (Columbia), Nicole Gervasio (Columbia), and Leticia Robles (NYC)

Date: March 10, 2014, 7-9 PM

Location: Faculty House, Columbia University

RSVP to Kate Trebuss at cumemory@gmail.com

African Women’s Rights & Resilience

Date: March 12, 2014, 10 AM – 5 PM

Location: Barnard College, Event Oval, The Diana Center

In honor of International Women’s Day, join Nobel Peace Laureate and Barnard Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice Leymah Gbowee, and other distinguished scholars and activists, for a daylong symposium on women’s rights movements in Africa.

Mapping Ararat: Remembering an Imaginary Jewish Homeland

Louis Kaplan and Melissa Schiff, University of Toronto

Date: March 25, 2014 6-8 PM

Location: Faculty House, Columbia University

RSVP to Kate Trebuss at cumemory@gmail.com. For more information on the project, please visit http://www.mappingararat.com.

Core professional training and thematic workshops on IHL, PoC, and humanitarian engagement with armed groups

Dates: April 6-13, 2014

Location: Amman, Jordan

TJI Seminar Series: Dealing with the past in Brazil: from the reparations program to the National Truth Commission

Marcelo Torelly, Latin American Centre and Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Date: April 15, 2014, 12.30 – 2.00pm

Location: Dalriada House, Jordanstown campus, University of Ulster

RSVP:  e.mccoubrey@ulster.ac.uk

Human Rights and Change

Dates: June 16-18, 2014

Location: Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul Turkey

Summer School on Transitional Justice

Addressing Sexual Violence and Gendered Harm in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: Addressing Enforcement, Essentialism, and Masculinities

Dates: June 23-27, 2014

Location: University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Northern Ireland

Applicants should complete the forms and return them to e.mccoubrey@ulster.ac.uk by March 14, 2014.

2nd Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence(NRVSS 2014)

Dates: June 27 – July 3, 2014

Location: Charles University in Prague

Contact: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Location: Cres, Croatia

Dates: June 23 – July 3, 2014

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2014: “Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law”

Dates: July 7-16, 2014

Location: Venice Academy of Human Rights

Fellowships, Grants and Job Opportunities

Hafiza Merkezi (The Center for Truth, Justice and Memory) Summer Intern

Deadline: March 3, 2014

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Contact: info@hafiza-merkezi.org

Project Researchers, Kenya and Cambodia at Impunity Watch

Deadline: March 4, 2014

For a new comparative research project, IW is looking for a Project Researcher in Kenya and a Project Researcher in Cambodia to conduct field research examining local perceptions of victim participation at the ICC and the ECCC respectively. The positions are 9-month consultancies, suitable for experienced researchers.

Call for Applications- Alliance for Historical Dialogue Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 7, 2014

Dates: Fall 2014 (August 26, 2014 –December 15, 2014)

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Peace Studies and International Relations

Deadline: March 7, 2014

The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) in Nairobi is currently recruiting for the position of lecturer in peace studies and international relations on a full time basis. This position is open to the diverse areas of interdisciplinary expertise in social sciences.

Kenya Human Rights Commission consultancies

Comparative Study on Jurisprudence within the African Human Rights System

Comparative Study on Post Conflict Mechanisms

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Job opening (PhD candidate), University of Zurich Competence Centre for Human Rights (UZHR)

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The position is part of the  interdisciplinary research project “Human Rights, Entrepreneurial Rights, and Legal Empowerment of the Poor”, which is carried out jointly by the University of Zurich’s Competence Centre for Human Rights (UZHR), the University of Zurich’s Research Priority Programme in Ethics, and the University of Zurich’s Center for Microfinance at the Department for Banking and Finance (CMF). The project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Internship, Conflict Resolution

Location: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York, NY

Contact: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to hr@tanenbaum.org. Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email and how you learned of the position.

Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) 2014 applications now open

The application for the 2014 session of the annual Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University is now available. The application is available online at http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/.

The Swinburne Institute at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia is looking for a couple capable students to do a PhD on issues of historical justice under the supervision of Professor Klaus Neumann. Three-year scholarships (A$25,392 p/a) are available. Applicants ought to have an MA or equivalent qualification with first-class results (at least 85/100) and be fluent in at least one language other than English. Students in anthropology and history are particularly encouraged apply. Interested students are requested to send an expression of interest, including a CV, academic transcripts, a research proposal and two writing samples, to kneumann@swin.edu.au.


Call for Applicants: New Research on Roma and the Holocaust

Deadline: April 25, 2014

Dates: September 15-18, 2014

Location: Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites applications for a workshop, New Research on Roma and the Holocaust, scheduled for September 15-18, 2014. The program will consist of three days of consultation and discussion of participants’ research, followed by a day-long public symposium.

Contact: Krista Hegburg, khegburg@ushmm.org

Call for Applications for academic year 2014-15

LLM Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Location: Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

Contact: transitionaljustice@ulster.ac.uk

Call for Applications to M.A. in Peace Studies and International Relations

Deadline: July 10, 2014

The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is now accepting applications for an M.A. degree in Peace Studies and International Relations. HIPSIR is part of Hekima College, which is a constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and is run by the Jesuit order.

Days and Memory

New blog by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, University of Illinois

CHRGJ Launches “Job Board” for Human Rights Opportunities

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University has just launched a new “Job Board” on its website, a page for job postings and similar opportunities in the human rights field that may be of interest  To have your posting appear on the page, please email: Audrey Watne at watnea@exchange.law.nyu.edu.

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