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.

July 2021

CfA:  Wallace Johnson Program for First Book Authors (legal history)
Location: American Society for Legal History
Deadline: July 15, 2021

CfA: Director of Collections
Location: Jewish Museum of Berlin, Germany
Deadline: July 27, 2021

CfA: GEOP Interdisciplinary Research Workshops 2022
Location: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
Deadline: July 31, 2021

August 2021

CfA: Senior Academic Positions 
Location: The Alliance Center for Iranian Studies (ACIS),Tel Avi University, Israel
Deadline: August 8, 2021

CfA: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Università di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Deadline: August 31, 2021

September 2021

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

CfA: Marie S. Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP), all disciplines
Location: University of Freiburg, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Germany
Deadline: September 3, 2021

CfA: Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2022–2025
Location: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Deadline: September 9, 2021

CfP: Practices of Reunification: The Continuation of Refugee Life after 1945
Location: Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Conference Dates: February 2 – 4 2022
Deadline: September 15, 2021

November 2021

Fifth International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies in Turkey
Location: Online (hosted by Israiliyat: Journal of Israeli and Judaic Studies)
Conference Dates: December 6-10, 2021
Deadline: November 15, 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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