Newsletter 5

Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News

Newsletter No. 5

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Dear Colleagues:


Welcome to the fifth issue of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News (formerly Historical Justice and Memory Research Network News). The Network, which operates from, 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 draw your attention to our latest book reviews, including:


Read this 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


Best wishes,

Carla De Ycaza

Editor, 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 book editor (Stephen Winter for English-language titles; Elizabeth Rechniewski for French-language titles; Heike Karge for German-language titles; Patrizia Violi for Italian-language titles; and Juan José Cruz and Rosario Figari Layús for Spanish-language titles) on our website if you are interested.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

April 2013

Can international justice foster reconciliation?

David Tolbert; Al Jazeera.


August 2013

Croire en l’ Histoire

François Hartog; Flammarion.


May 2013

Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention

Deborah Mayersen and Annie Pohlman (eds).; Routledge.

Announcements and Opportunities

Calls for Papers: Conferences and Workshops

10th Anniversary Conference of the Human Rights Institute

Deadline: April 22, 2013

Date: September 18, 2013

Location: University of Connecticut, Storrs

The Human Rights Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a conference (September 19-21) that will showcase the “Connecticut School of Human Rights,” an interdisciplinary, contextual approach to human rights. Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and short bio to the Human Rights Institute at


11th International Holocaust Studies Conference: Global Perspectives on the Holocaust

Deadline: May 1, 2013

Dates: October 15-18, 2013

Location: Middle Tennessee State University



Chile, September 11, 1973: A Global Event

Date: September 17, 2013

Deadline: May 7, 2013

Location: Paris

Institut des Sciences Politiques (CERI); Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (IHEAL); University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (CHCSC); Institute of the Americas

Proposals (15-20 lines) accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae should be sent to The organizing committee of the conference will make its decisions known in the second half of May.  The official languages of the conference will be French, Spanish and English.


Memory of Everyday Collaboration with the Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Dates: October 21, 2013-October 24, 2013

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biographical statement together with a brief biography (CVs not accepted). The conference organizers will ask the authors of selected papers (max. 10 000 words) to submit their final conference papers a month before the conference to allow for distribution to chairs and commentators.  Proposals should be submitted to the organizers by email to Sándor Horváth at


Konstanzer Meisterklasse 2013: “Crisis and Collapse”

Deadline: May 20, 2013

Date: July 22-30, 2013

Location: Germany

The Konstanzer Meisterklasse is an international annual convention of renowned scholars and a group of doctoral and postdoctoral Fellows from the cultural and social sciences.  Contact:


Rethinking the Political and the History of Politics in Chile: Languages, Discourses and Practices of Power

Deadline: May 30, 2013

Date: October 9-10, 2013

Location: Santiago, Chile

Doctoral students, researchers and scholars who are interested in participating in the colloquium should submit a 250 word proposal and one-page curriculum vitae (in PDF format) to Notification of acceptance will be made in June 10, 2013.  For more information about the colloquium, please contact the organizers at


International Conference: Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2013: Collaboration in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust

Deadline: June 2, 2013

Dates: December 5-7, 2013

Location: Vienna, Austria

Contact: Éva Kovács and Béla Rásky,


Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice

Deadline: June 15, 2013

Dates: September 13-16, 2013

Location: Orecomm – Centre for Communication and Global Change, Roskilde, Malmo, and Copenhagen

Contact: Festival Committee,


Myth-Making: From Medusa to Madonna

Deadline: April 22, 2013

Date: June 18, 2013

Location: University of Warwick



American Wars: Material and Ideological Battlegrounds

Deadline:  August 31, 2013

Dates: November 7-9, 2013

Location: Berlin


Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters

No new postings.

Call for Book Proposals

No new postings.

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Study Programs

Lecture: “Gathering Places and Collective Identities in Medieval and Early Modern Gaelic Ireland

Location: The Graduate Center/City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St.), room 9110

Date: April 15, 2013, 5pm

Lecture by Professor Liz Fitzpatrick, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway.



How Turkey’s Islamists Fell out of love with Iran: The Near Future of Turkish-Iranian Relations

Location: District of Columbia, Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor

Date: April 23, 2013, 3pm

A discussion with Akin Unver, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.



The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences

Date: April 25, 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York, NY

Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and a honorary fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.  For more information, please email


The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers

Date: May 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Special Guest: Ambassador Yehuda Avner author, The Prime Ministers

AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway, New York, NY

The Prime Ministers, the thirteenth production of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s two-time Academy Award®-winning  Moriah Films, is an epic film that looks at six decades of Israel’s history—from its founding until the early 21st century. For further information please call 212-697-1180.


Digital Histories: Theories and Practices

Date: May 8, 2013

Location: University of Roehampton, (Digby Stuart College) Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU

This study day is directed towards postgraduate (Masters and doctoral) students who wish to look at current historical theory and the ways in which theory can be used in producing historical research. Contact:


Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

Dates: June 11-13, 2013

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies will be hosting a non-credit, professional training program focused on the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity crimes.  Contact


Crossing Borders. Human Rights Education and Historical Learning

Dates: September 4, 2013- September 6, 2013

Location: Trondheim/Falstad (Norway)

Deadline: July 1, 2013

Contact Claudia Lenz, The European Wergeland Centre, CJ Hambros Plass 5, N-0164 Oslo, Norway, +47 21082413, at

Fellowships and Job Opportunities

Book review editor, Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory

The Dialogues network is looking for book review editors. If you are interested in serving as book review editor for books published in languages not yet represented on the website, please contact


Lecturer in Modern European History

College of Arts, Humanities and Law, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester

Deadline: May 9, 2013

The School of History at the University of Leicester advertised a new post in Modern European History, which will become a part of the  Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. To apply on-line, please visit  Please forward any questions to Alexander Korb, Ref: AHL00248.


Blog Posts

Peace Activism in Nepal by Subodh R. Pyakurel, South Asian Network against Torture and Impunity


Memory at War

The monthly e-newsletter East European Memory Studies is produced by the collaborative research project ‘Memory at War’, which aims to provide an interdisciplinary and transnational forum for news and events in the field of East European Memory Studies.  The online document can be viewed by going to To submit an item or to comment on the newsletter, please write to


Konf: Gedenkstaetten und Geschichtspolitik – Fuerstenberg (Havel) 05/13

KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

31.05.2013-01.06.2013, Fürstenberg (Havel), Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück, Fürstenberg/Havel

Deadline: 19.05.2013

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten bis zum 19. Mai 2013, unter: Petra Fank


Konf: Arbeitskreis zur Erforschung der Geschichte der NS-“Euthanasie” und Zwangssterilisation – Fruehjahrstagung 2013 – Stralsund 04/13

Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universitätsmedizin Greifswald am HELIOS Hanseklinikum Stralsund

26.04.2013-28.04.2013, Stralsund

Dr. Jan Armbruster, PD Dr. Ekkehardt Kumbier, Dr. Rainer Stommer,


Internationale Tagung: Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2013

Kollaboration im Zweiten Weltkrieg und im Holocaust in Osteuropa

Wien, 5. bis 7. Dezember 2013

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI)

Éva Kovács und Béla Rásky an


The Trial of Efrain Rios Montt & Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez

A project of the Open Society Justice Initiative, this website is a collaborative effort to provide reporting and analysis of the trial of José Efrain Rios Montt, the former Guatemalan president, on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.  Please visit

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