Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

The Historical Dialogues Network Seminar Series returns in Fall 2023. There are currently two seminars scheduled.

September 26 (1200 New York; 1700 GMT) – Dr. Denisa Kostovicova (LSE) on “Reconciliation by Stealth: How People Talk About War Crimes. Click here for event flyer (.pdf) and registration details.

October 11 (0600 New York; 1200 Berlin; 2100 Melbourne/Sydney) – Panel Event: “Comfort Women: New Research from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Panelists: Kevin Blackburn (Nanyang Technological U.), Katharine McGregor (University of Melbourne), and Sachio Tsukamoto (U. Newcastle – Australia). Moderator: Mary M. McCarthy (Drake University). Click here for event flyer (.pdf) and registration details.

Previous Seminars and Video Recordings

Sara Jones (U. Birmingham), Rogers Woods (U. Nottingham), Emilie Pine (UC Dublin), Fransiska Louwagie (U. Aberdeen), and Emily Russell (Palgrave Macmillan): “Book Launch for the Palgrave Handbook of Culture and Testimony.” Recording (20 April 2023) here: https://colgate.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=edf444a7-e858-4e64-b22d-afea0133a2fa.

Yifat Gutman (Ben-Gurion U.) and Jenny Wustenberg (U. Nottingham Trent): “Book Launch for the Routledge Handbook of Memory Activism.” Recording (21 February 2023) here: https://colgate.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0166bc5f-0e66-40c1-9810-afb001394a12.

Thijs Bouwknegt, (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust & Genocide Studies): “Transitional History: Accounts of Atrocity and Accountability in Africa.” No recording available.

Line Engbo Gissell (Roskilde U): “The Standardization of Transitional Justice?” Recording here: https://colgate.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5f75e1cf-3959-4617-bf70-af3b0131a1fd

Cheryl Lawther (Queen’s University Belfast): “Beyond Innocence and Guilt: Constructing Victimhood in Transitional Justice. Recording here: https://colgate.zoom.us/rec/play/R6F-yNT8sW0tS-2PiApUDpHdT-VVhcQYKBgEE1SkLzW9Ri9Gr8ZxbAspiNBDbr_rGruBu77uuOLXr44b.cAiHlGWAh24lfdrO?continueMode=true

Nicole Fox (California State University Sacramento): “After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda.” No recording available.

Juliette Schaafsma (Tilburg U.) and Marieke Zoodsma (Tilburg U.): “Trends in Political Apologies Across the World: Insight from the Political Apologies Database.” No recording available.

Lea David (Univ. College Dublin): Book Discussion for The Past Can’t Heal Us (Cambridge UP, 2020).” Recording here: https://medialibrary.colgate.edu/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/e4SPn35E/view.

Online Seminar Series

Since 2021, the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network has hosted a live and interactive online seminar series. Conducted through Zoom, these hour-long seminars enable researchers and authors to present new and developing work to a global audience. Seminars are free and open to anyone and include a 25 minute discussion period.

The Dialogues invites prospective presenters to contact a member of the Organising Committee. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please send an abstract (or the paper/book or other work from which the seminar will draw) to one of the seminar organisers along with a CV or short bio. Please note that presentations should be within the Dialogues’ broad ambit.

If you want to receive notifications for future online seminars, join the Dialogues’ biweekly newsletter at dialogues@columbia.edu.

Online Seminar Organisation Committee:

Alexander Karn, email: akarn@colgate.edu | Bio

Ariella Lang, email: al223@columbia.edu | Bio

Stephen Winter, email: s.winter@auckland.ac.nz | Bio