Calls for Papers and Applications

This page provides information on calls for papers on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. It is regularly updated.

January 2021

CfA: Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity Fellowship
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: January 20, 2021

CfA: Workshop Series “Exploring Social Innovation and Development in Africa
Location: Bosch Stiftung (online)
Deadline: January 20, 2021

CfA: Human Rights Intern, Artistic Freedom Initiative
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: January 21, 2021

CfA: Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Location: Northern Arizona University
Deadline: January 22, 2021

CfA: The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation Fellowship
Location: Queens University Belfast
Deadline: January 22, 2021

CfA: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in Law
Deadline: January 26, 2021
Program dates: May 21-June 4, 2021

CfA: 2021 JDC Archives Fellowship Program
Location: New York or Jerusalem
Deadline: January 26, 2021

CfA: Working with Data in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Contexts
Location: Columbia University (online)
Deadline: January 27, 2021

CfA: Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States
Location: New York and Germany
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Program dates: varied

CfP: Remembrance of Things Cast: Monuments and Memorials in the Age of #TakeItDown
Contact editor, Juilee Decker, Associate Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology for more information.
Initial Interest Deadline: January 31, 2021

CfA: Education for Sustainable Peace – Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow
Location: The Georg Eckert Institute – Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), Brauschweig, Germany
Deadline: January 31, 2021

CfA: Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students
Location: Columbia University, New York
Deadline: Varies (depending on degree application)

February 2021

CfA: Assistant Professor, Twentieth-Century United States History – Human Rights and Social Justice focus
Location: Mercy College, New York
Deadline: February 1, 2021

CfP: Migrating Archives of Reality: Programming, Curating, and Appropriation of Non-fiction Film
Location: Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences (online)
Conference Dates: May 6-7, 2021
Deadline: February 1, 2021

CfP: Justice and Equity: Challenging Hate and Inspiring Hope
Location: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Conference Dates: November 4-6, 2021
Deadline: February 1, 2021

CfA: Camps, (In)Justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps
Location: University of Graz, Austria
Conference Dates; January 28-31, 2022
Deadline: February 1, 2021

CfA: PhD and MA Scholarships in Comparative History
Location: CEU, Vienna, Austria
Deadline: February 1, 2021

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius History Fellowship
Location: CEU, Vienna, Austria
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme
Location: Bonn, Germany
Deadline: February 1, 2021

CfA: Decentering Holocaust Studies: Comparative Perspectives from the Global South
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Workshop Dates: July 26–August 6, 2021
Application deadline: February 1, 2021

CfA: The Holocaust and Asia: Refugees, Memory, and Material Culture
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Workshop Dates: March 28–Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Application deadline: February 1, 2021

CfA: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Holocaust and Genocide Studies: history and memory in the Balkans
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Deadline: February 1, 2021

CfA: Obama Foundation Scholars Program
Location: Columbia University, New York
Deadline: February 5, 2021

CfP: Emotions and Close Encounters in War, Close Encounters in War Journal 
Deadline: February 10, 2021

CfA: Postgraduate summer course “Disruptive Narratives: Re-Constructing the Truth in the Age of Multimodal Propaganda”
Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Deadline: February 14, 2021
Course dates: July 26 – July 30, 2021

CfA: Humanity in Action
Location: varied
Deadline: February 14, 2021

CfA: Doctoral Fellowships in Genocide Studies
Location: The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
Deadline: February 15, 2021

CfP: Digital Holocaust Memory from the Margins: Practices, Places, and Narratives
Location: Esther and Sidney Rabb Center for Holocaust and Revival Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel​​
Conference Dates: June 1-3, 2021
Deadline: February 15, 2021

CfA: Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership
Location: Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions)
Deadline: February 15, 2021

CfA: Mellon Fellowship for Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Scholars
Location: James Weldon Johnson Institute, Emory University
Deadline: February 25, 2021

CfA: Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship
Location: Columbia University
Deadline: February 28, 2021

March 2021

CfA: The Search for Humanity After Atrocity
Kean University
Deadline: March 1, 2021

CfA: Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Location: Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University
Deadline: March 1, 2021

CfA: Assistant Professor, History of the Holocaust
Location: Middle Tennessee State University
Deadline: March 7, 2021

CfP: Graduate History Conference, Confronting Crisis: Writing History in Uncertain Times
Location: York University-University of Toronto (online)
Conference Dates: April 28-30, 2021
Deadline: March 15, 2021

CfP: Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global
Location: The University of Western Australia, Perth Australia (hybrid/online)
Deadline: March 16, 2021
Conference Dates: June 16-18, 2021

June 2021

CfA: Jewish Cemeteries in the Holocaust
Journal: Revue d’histoire de la Shoah
Deadline: June 30, 2021

September 2021

CfA: Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations
Special call for papers
Deadline: September 1, 2021

Rolling or Unspecified
CfA: Berghof Foundation
CfA: Project Manager Local Dialogue Processes (div/f/m) for Latin America Programme
Location: Berlin, Germany

Memory Studies Portal Now Online
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new memory database! The Memory Studies Portal (MSP) is a bibliography and virtual repository for the growing community of memory scholars. It is a collaborative project of the Memory in the Disciplines initiative at Stony Brook University and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights’ Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University. The MSP responds to two trends, the ongoing consolidation of a field of memory studies and the ongoing debate as to whether memory studies is or should be “interdisciplinary” (involving contributions from scholars from various disciplines within a shared framework), “transdisciplinary” (involving a generative synthesis of disciplinary approaches), or merely “multidisciplinary” (characterized by several parallel, largely independent specialized conversations). This debate provides the opportunity to investigate the relations between disciplines. The MSP bridges disciplinary divides between (and among) the social sciences and the humanities Accordingly, our initiative will allow scholars from disciplines as diverse as sociology, literature, history, psychology, philosophy, political sciences, performance studies and art history to engage in a sustained conversation – and, ideally, to enrich one anothers’ understanding of memory.  Since the MSP is a work in progress its growth also partly depends on your input. We thus encourage scholars/users of the MSP to alert us to bibliographic entries or any other suggestion as to how we can improve and expand the MSP. Please send an email with your thoughts, concerns, and missing/additional items you would like us to upload into the MSP.

Invitation to Participate in the Mapping Historical Dialogue Project
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. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network Working Paper (WP) Series
Contact: Working Paper co-editors Tim Wyman-McCarthy and Sigrun Schaumburg-Müller at

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