Newsletter No. 4

Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network News

Newsletter No. 4

Follow us on Twitter and like us on  Facebook!

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the fourth 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

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.

February 2013

Exhuming the Defeated: Civil War Mass Graves in 21st Century Spain

Francisco Ferrándiz.  American Ethnologist, Volume 40, Issue 1, 38–54.

November 2012

Women and Transitional Justice: The Experience of Women as Participants

Lisa Yarwood (ed.); Routledge.

October 2012

Les décombres de la guerre. Mémoires belges en conflit, 1945-2010

Bruno Benvindo, Evert Peeters; Waterloo, Renaissance du livre, Lieve Maes.

Announcements and Opportunities

Calls for Papers: Conferences and Workshops

Uppsala international conference on the discrimination, marginalization and persecution of Roma

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Dates: October 23, 2013- October 25, 2013

Location: Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

General inquiries should be sent to

Fourteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History

Deadline: June 1, 2013

Dates: October 25-26, 2013

Location: University of Texas at Arlington

Contact: Nicole Léopoldie,

Call for Papers: Journals and Book Chapters

No new postings.

Book proposals

No new postings.

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Study Programs

Tenth Annual Spring Conference: Not Your Father’s Peacebuilding: New Post-Conflict Realities

Dates: March 28-29, 2013

Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

This is not your father’s peacebuilding. Globalization is changing the art and science of peacebuilding, and with it, our understanding of its study, practice, and very definition. Efforts to deliver justice while building peace in conflict-ridden countries such as Colombia, Libya, and El Salvador face real tensions. In addition, emerging actors are increasingly looking to mobilize globally in order to influence local conflict dynamics, whether through transnational advocacy, diaspora lobbying, or international support for regional peacebuilding. At its 10th Annual Conference, the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University is excited to showcase cutting-edge scholarship and insight from academics, policy makers, and practitioners working on peacebuilding in an age of new post-conflict realities.

For additional information about this event, please e-mail

Film Series Latin American Dictatorships and Historical Memory

Date: March 29, 2013 3-8pm

Location: Ya-Ya Network, 224 W. 29th St., 14th Fl., NYC

Almost half a million Latin Americans have been disappeared for political reasons since the 60s. The majority of them suffered torture, including the illegal capture of children. This tragedy continues to devastate Colombia and threatens migrants on their way to the US. This event is to reflect on the impact of forced disappearance in the victims, their relatives, and our communities, to turn on the flame of Memory and shout in unison *¡Nunca Más!* For more information and to RSVP:

Ethics Matter: Zainab Salbi on Women, War, and Self-Empowerment

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

RSVP is required and seating is limited. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

In this conversation, Salbi will explore the personal journey through which she broke ties with her past, and re-emerged as a global champion of women’s rights and female empowerment in many of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. To RSVP, please email

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

The six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation are religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization. But how determinative are these distinctions? Why is our public discourse still so polarized around these simplistic divisions? (Public Affairs Program)  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  Seating is limited and advance reservations are required.

Ethics Matter: A Conversation with UN General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Save the Date! In this wide-ranging conversation with the current UN General Assembly president, Vuk Jeremić, we will explore the former Serbian foreign minister’s thoughts on conflict prevention, interethnic reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia, the post-2015 Millennium Development Agenda, and his own efforts to empower small states with greater ownership of the global financial system. (Ethics Matter Series) Vuk Jeremić was elected president of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on June 8, 2012. At the time of his election, he was serving as minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Serbia.  RSVP is required and seating is limited. The reservation deadline is Monday, May 13, 2013.  To RSVP, please email

Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma

Dates: June 12-14, 2013

Location: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands

To mark the completion of the video-life stories project Croatian Memories (CroMe) the Erasmus Studio for e-research ( is generating a collection of video interviews with testimonies on war-related experiences in Croatia’s past. For more information, please contact Laura Boerhout at

Athens: Heritage and Modernity

Dates: June 23 – July 4, 2013

Location: Athens, Greece

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2013

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens.  This 12 day visit of Athens will be a thoughtful exploration of the history and preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. The faculty of includes Dr. Manolis Korres, Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will lead lectures and visits to the Acropolis area. Please visit our website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits.  The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in preservation.  For more information, please visit or contact Prof. Nikos Vakalis, Director Athens Program, International Institute for Restoration & Preservation Studies 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

Blog Posts

The Génocidaires: Rethinking Justice by Jolene Hansell, Georgetown University


Las políticas de la memoria: Balance de una década de exhumaciones en España

This project proposes an interdisciplinary, international and comparative analysis on the impact of the exhumations of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War in contemporary Spain, with the double aim of producing systematic scientific knowledge on the process fostering a deeper and critical understanding of this complex process of revisiting the traumatic past and, on the other hand, feed public debate with this scientific analysis.

The Vienna Project–a new memorial project in Vienna

The Vienna Project, a memorial project in Vienna, will be launched in 2013.  Below is a link to the first newsletter:  If you would like to join this newsletter mailing list, please sign up on the web site:   or contact Karen Frostig by email directly at  Please also visit their Facebook page at

Copyright © 2013 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to our network.

If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please e-mail

Our mailing address is:

Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

Institute for the Study of Human Rights

91 Claremont Ave, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10027

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *