Annual Conference

Every December, the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network holds a multi-day conference that brings together scholars and practitioners who work in the field of historical dialogue. These individuals have the opportunity to present their projects, scholarly papers, and case studies. The conference provides a space for networking, opportunities to share knowledge and experiences, and establishes AHDA’s identity as a forum for historical dialogue. As an annual event, the conference is also used to explore different topics and challenges within the field, and to reach out to a wide cross-section of practitioners and scholars working in the field. 2017 will mark the sixth annual conference.

2022 Conference

Theme: "Beyond Nuremberg: the Global Search for Accountability."  
Date: June 9-11, 2022  
Venue: NIOD Institute for War Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Keynote address by Professor Ben Kiernan (Yale University) 
Call for papers (deadline January 20, 2022): cfp HDJM Network Conference 2022 Amsterdam 

Previous Conferences

2019 Conference

  • Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue in Post-Conflict Settings
  • Columbia University, New York, NY
  • December 12-14, 2019

2017 Conference

  • Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice
  • Columbia University, December 7-9, 2017

2016 Conference

  • Confronting Violent Pasts and Historical (In)Justice
  • NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, December 1-3, 2016

2015 Conference

  • The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence, and Contested Narratives of the Past
  • Columbia University, New York, December 3-5 2015

2014 Conference

  • Human Rights and Memory
  • Lund University, Sweden, December 4-6, 2014

2013 Conference

  • Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society
  • Columbia University, New York, December 5-7 2013

2012 Conference

  • Local Memory, Global Ethics, Justice: The Politics of Historical Dialogue in Contemporary Society
  • Columbia University, New York, December 11-14 2012
  • Historical Justice and Memory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, February 14-17, 2012