Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News, Newsletter No. 31

Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News
Newsletter No. 31
May 8, 2014
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Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the new 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.

We are so pleased to present the second working paper in our new series of unpublished papers on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. The paper, “Transitional Justice and Addressing the History of Active Conflicts: The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” is brought to us by Dr. Rafi Nets-Zehngut. We invite you, the members and followers of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, to add your own comments and questions. Thanks for reading!

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.

Book Symposium- Special Call for Contributions

The Dialogues will be hosting a book symposium during the conference to mark the publication of Transitional Justice in Established Democracies: A Political Theory. Described by Margaret Urban Walker as a ‘tour de force’, and by Janna Thompson as ‘remarkable’, this book by Stephen Winter unifies the work of administrative, corrective and restorative justice in a single theory. The Dialogues is seeking two to three contributors to a join a symposium on this ground-breaking work. Those interested should contact Ariella Lang at dialogues@columbia.edu for more information.

We also draw your attention to our latest book review:

Lia Kent’s review of Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ruth Stanley,eds (2011), Gender and Transitional Justice
Daniel Anderson’s review of Angelica Nuzzo (2012), Memory, History, Justice in Hegel
Aline Sierp’s review of Rebecca Clifford (2013), Commemorating the Holocaust. The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy

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,
Ariella Lang and Carla De Ycaza
Editors, 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.

Bart Luttikuis and A. Dirk Moses (eds), Colonial counterinsurgency and mass violence: the Dutch empire in Indonesia. Routledge, 2014.
Francisco Ferrándiz, El pasado bajo tierra. Exhumaciones contemporáneas de la Guerra Civil. Anthropos, 2014.
Dawn Rothe and David Kauzlarich (eds.), Towards a Victomology of State Crime. Routledge, 2014.
Estela Schindel, La desaparición a diario. Sociedad, prensa y dictadura. Eduvim: Poliedros, 2013.
Jill Stockwell, Reframing the Transitional Justice Paradigm: Women’s Affective Memories in Post-Dictatorial Argentina. Springer, 2014.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

May 2014
Transitional Justice, Culture and Society: Beyond Outreach
Clara Ramirez-Barat, ed, ICTJ and SSRC
How to Accept German Reparations
Susan Slyomovics, University of Pennsylvania Press
The Opportunities and Challenges of Participation in Transitional Justice: Examples from Nepal
Yvette Selim, The Journal of International Development

April 2014

Democracy without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting
Omar G. Encarnación, University of Pennsylvania Press
On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined
Deborah Mayersen, Berghahn Books

December 2013

Rapid response ethnographies in turbulent times: Researching mass grave exhumations in contemporary Spain
Francisco Ferrándiz, Anthropology Today, Volume 29, Issue 6, 18–22 [December 2013]

April 2013

Judiciary Involvement in Authoritarian Repression and Transitional Justice: The Spanish Case in Comparative Perspective Paloma Aguilar, The International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 7, 2013, 245–266

February 2013

Exhuming the Defeated: Civil War Mass Graves in 21st Century Spain. Francisco Ferrándiz. American Ethnologist, Volume 40, Issue 1, 38–54

May 2011

Determinants of Attitudes Toward Transitional Justice: An Empirical Analysis of the Spanish Case
Paloma Aguilar, Laia Balcells and Hector Cebolla-Boado, Comparative Political Studies 2011 44:1397
Announcements and Opportunities
Calls for Papers: Conferences and Workshops
School vs. Memory? Conflict, Identity, Coexistence (Central Europe)
Deadline: May 11, 2014
Dates: October 10-11, 2014
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact: eva.kubatova@ustrcr.cz

Collective vs Collected Memories. 1989-1991 from an Oral History Perspective
Deadline: May 15, 2014
Dates: November 6-8, 2014
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Contact: genealogies@enrs.eu

4th Institute for African Transitional Justice (IATJ)
The Refugee Law Project (RLP), School of Law, Makerere University, in collaboration with the African Transitional Justice Research Network (ATJRN) is now accepting applications.
Deadline: May 15, 2014
Dates: June 15-21, 2014
Location: Kampala, Uganda.
Contact: research@refugeelawproject.org

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence
Deadline: May 25, 2014
Dates: June 23, 2014-July 4, 2014
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

International Workshop within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – Berlin
Deadline: June 15, 2014
Dates: October 20-21, 2014
Contact: anne.langer@stiftung-denkmal.de

Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters
School vs. Memory? call for abstracts
Conflict, Identity, Coexistence (Central Europe)
International interdisciplinary conference | Prague, 10–11 October 2014
Deadline for abstracts: May 11, 2014
more at http://www.schoolxmemory.eu

Call for contributions: Edited Volume on Public Art in South Africa, 1999-2014
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Contact: Kim Miller, miller_kim@wheatoncollege.edu
Call for papers: Researching Uniqueness, 6th annual Brighton-Sussex postgraduate conference, 6th June 2014
Deadline: June 6th, 2014
Contact: see link for more information

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP)
Deadline: June 7, 2014
GSP is publishing a special issue on Humanitarian Technologies and Genocide Prevention. This special issue of GSP will focus on the latest developments in mapping, citizen-based monitoring, crisis mapping, crowdsourcing, e-humanities, and related fields, and their potential use in preventing genocide or dealing with the aftermath of genocide.

Macht und Ohnmacht „kollektiver Akteure“ im Angesicht von Gewalt und ihren Folgen. Zur Bedeutung des Faktors Gewalt für die Gesellschaften Europas im 20. Jahrhundert
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Contact: Markus.stadtrecher@iek.uni-augsburg.de

Call for Book Proposals
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

Call for Applications: Graduate Certificate in Peacebuilding
Location: New York University, New York, NY
Bridging Community Division? Grassroots approaches to integration in London
Date: May 7, 2014 6:00PM- 8:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center at CUNY Rm C197 New York, NY
Contact: Click on above link to register

Bearing Witness: Art and Resistance in Cold War Latin America
Date: Opening Reception: May 7, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: 860 11th Avenue (New Building) Subways: A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th Street-Columbus Circle
Contact: RSVP to info@historicalmemoryproject.com, 646.557.4744

Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Latin America: Developing multiple strategies on the road from impunity to accountability
Date: May 7, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm
Location: Faculty of Theology, St Michielsstraat 4, Leuven, Collegium Veteranorum, Romero Room (02.10) Contact: Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to register before 5 May with sonja.wellens@law.kuleuven.be.
Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Latin America: Developing multiple strategies on the road from impunity to accountability

Date: May 7, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm
Location: Faculty of Theology, St Michielsstraat 4, Leuven, Collegium Veteranorum, Romero Room (02.10)
Contact: Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to register before 5 May with sonja.wellens@law.kuleuven.be.
OTJR Special Seminar “Art as a Vehicle for Transformative Justice
Date: May 9, 12:00PM
Location: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building, Oxford University
Contact: miles.jackson@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

OxPeace Day Conference: ‘New Wars? No Wars? Peacemaking in New Contexts’
OxPeace invites you to its Day-Conference:‘New Wars? No Wars? Peacemaking in New Contexts’,
Date: Saturday 10th May 2014, 9:00 am
Location: St John’s College, Oxford University
Contact: Esther.Kwan@exeter.ox.ac.uk

The transmission of a troubled past: Between the personal and professional
Date: May 12, 2014
Location: University College London, European Institute
Contact: Uta Staiger, u.staiger@ucl.ac.uk

Transitional Justice and Transitional Relativism
Date: May 13, 2014, 5:00 pm
Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, Oxford University
Contact: miles.jackson@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

Remembering Stories
Date: May 15, 2014
Location: The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
Contact: More information can be found at http://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/remembering-stories

Rechnitz revisited. Das Massaker vom März 1945. (Re-)Konstruktionen, Verarbeitungen, Fragen
Date: May 15-16, 2014
Location: Munich
Contact: simone.derix@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

History, Memory and European Identity
Date: June 5-6, 2014
Location: Maastricht University, Netherlands
Contact: aline.sierp@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Things to Remember: Materializing Memories in Art and Culture
International Conference
Date: June 5-6, 2014
Location: Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
contact: thingstoremember@let.ru.nl

Oxford Transitional Justice Research Summer Conference: Borders and Boundaries in Transitional Justice
Date: June 27, 2014
Location: University of Oxford, UK
Contact: OTJR Convenor, Miles Jackson miles.jackson@law.ox.ac.uk

Disturbing Pasts: Reverberations of the Second World War in Europe after 1945
Dates: July 3-5, 2014
Location: University College London (UCL)
Contact: Please contact Julia Wagner j.wagner@ucl.ac.uk or Christiane Wienand c.wienand@ucl.ac.uk for further information.

Peace, Order & Conflict in Times of Crisis: Theory & Practice
International Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies
Dates: July 20-30, 2014
Location: Nicosia

Contact: Thanos Koulos lloulos.athanasios@lucy.ac.cy
2014 Scholarly Writing Retreat, July 26-30, Portland, OR, USA
Date: July 26-30, 2014
Location Lewis & Clark CollegePortland, Oregon
For more information please visit http://legacy.lclark.edu/~mreyes/2014writingretreat.html

The Role of Museums for Peace in Preventing War and Promoting Remembrance, Historical Truth and Reconciliation
Dates: September 9-22, 2014
Location: No Gun Ri Peace Memorial Park, South Korea
Contact: conference@inmp.net

Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference: Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa
Dates: October 30- November 1, 2014
Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Contact: See page for details

Fourth Annual Conference of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network: Human Rights and Memory
Dates: December 4-6, 2014
Location: Lund University, Sweden
Contact: hrmc2014@ht.lu.se

Fellowships, Grants and Job Opportunities
Scholarship to Study in US-German summer School for International and Comparative Law
Deadline: 10 May 2014

Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universitat Munchen – 10 Research Fellowships
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Contact: researchfellowships@campus.lmu.de
Call for Proposals for Democracy, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom in Nigeria
Deadline: June 2, 2014
Location: Nigeria

Emerging Leaders Fellows Program: International Training Opportunity for Young NGO Professionals
Deadline: 6 June 2014 (for non-US citizens)
European Roma Rights Centre: Executive Director
Application deadline: June 8, 2014
Location: Budapest

Peace and Conflict Studies, 2-Year Postdoctoral position
Location: Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Deadline: ongoing; position to begin in to August 2014.
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/.

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.

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.


The journal Torture has published a collection of stories of Rwandan genocide survivors, with a particular focus on victims of sexual violence.

Transitional Justice in Practice.
Join Jasmina Brankovic and Sufiya Bray of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Galuh Wandita and Patrick Burgess of the Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), and the New Tactics online community for a discussion.
Dates: May 12 to 23, 2014

Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society (Vol.6, Issue 1) has been published.
The latest issue of Profession has been published; it contains papers on “Trauma, Memory, Vulnerability” from the 2014 MLA convention, including contributions by Susan Suleiman, Andreas Huyssen, Maria José Contreras, Ananya Kabir, and Michael Rothberg.

The Memory Network
The Memory Network is an interdisciplinary research network with ties to Columbia University’s Memory in Global Context project. The Memory Network is a multi-disciplinary enterprise that brings together scientists, researchers, authors and artists, and organisations to provoke and fuel original thinking about memory in the twenty-first century.

Transition and Justice in Egypt and Tunisia
A new website looking at issues of transition and justice in Egypt and Tunisia.

International Hrant Dink Award Nominations
Proposals for nominations will be accepted until April 30th 2014.
Contact: award@hrantdink.org.
Aboriginal People’s Television Network Investigative Report
The piece will explore whether the Residential School system in Canada was genocidal in its intent and effect.

Memoria Barcelona
A multilingual website and app for smart phones that proposes 10 routes to discover historical and memorial sites of the twentieth century in Barcelona, a city that was systematically bombed during the Spanish Civil War and that lived in the streets the struggle to recover a democratic system.

Through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE, a bulletin published by the Humanitarian Law Center in Belgrade, Serbia.

Youth for Peace and Peace Institute of Cambodia presents a Joint NGO Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

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