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.

May 2021

Research Dissemination Grant: Borderland Studies in
Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region
Center for Governance and Culture in East-Central Europe, University of St.Gallen (GCE-HSG), Switzerland
Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe (CIRREE), Ukraine
Deadline: May 10, 2021

CfA: Executive Director, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Deadline: May 10, 2021

CfA: Associate, Business and Human Rights
Location: Human Rights Watch, Washington, DC
Deadline: May 12, 2021

CfP: Research Workshop Program
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Deadline: May 14, 2021

CfA: Primo Levi. Transnational Perspectives
Location: Cambridge (UK), Notre Dame (USA) and Pavia (ITA).
Conference Dates: July 23-26, 2021
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021

CfP: Archives, Power, and Truth Telling: Catholic Archives and Holocaust Memory
Loation: USHMM, Washington, DC
Dates: October 17-19, 2021
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Transnational Intellectual History Summer School
Location: University of Tallinn, Estonia
Program Dates: July 23-27, 2021
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021

2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship
Location: Varied
Deadline: May 15, 2021

CfA: Ecumenica. Journal of Religion and Performance
Deadline: May 15, 2021

CfA: George L. Mosse First Book Prize
Location: University of Wisconsin Press
Deadline: May 15, 2021

CfA: Coordinator, Advocacy
Location: Human Rights Watch, Washington, DC
Deadline: May 23, 2021

Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP)
Location: University of Toronto (online)
Program Deadline: August 2-13, 2021
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

CfP: Narratives of Selfhood and Ambivalence
Location: School of Advanced Study, University of London
Conference Dates: October 1-2, 2021
Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2021

CfP: New Books in Perpetrator Studies
Location: Perpetrator Studies Network
Deadline: May 31, 2021

CfA: Exhibition Proposal
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Deadline: Rolling

CfA: Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights
Location: Columbia University (New York)
Date: Rolling

June 2021

CfA: Racial Violence: the American (hi)story
Location: Global Institute for Research, Education and Scholarship (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Conference Dates: July 24-25, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021

CfA: MA in Transcultural Studies
Location: Heidelberg University
Deadline: June 15, 2021

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

CfA: Historical Researcher for Documentary
Location: Remote
Deadline: June 30, 2021

July 2021

CfA:  Wallace Johnson Program for First Book Authors (legal history)
Location: American Society for Legal History
Deadline: July 15, 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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