CfP: Transitional Justice and Politics of Memory in Europe

Universitatea Lucian Blaga din SibiuTransitional Justice and Politics of Memory in Europe

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2014

Studia Universitatis Cibiniensis: Series Historica (http://istorie.ulbsibiu.ro/studia/index.html) – a peer-reviewed journal indexed in international databases (EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus) –  invites scholars in History as well as other fields of humanities and social sciences  to contribute with papers to its next 2014 issue on the topic of Transitional Justice and Politics of Memory in Europe: a Comparative Approach of Different European Experiences to Reckon with Former Dictatorial Regimes.

During the last two decades the issue of transitional justice has become a major topic for research in academic fields such as Law, Political Science, History, Human Rights Studies and International Relations. Moreover, in the last decade, one of the contributing factors has been the activity of the Truth Commissions leading to debates in some Eastern European Countries (such as Poland or Romania). Our future thematic issue aims to offer the context for shedding light on the transitional justice processes in different European countries and the process of defining politics of memory. We would be interested in articles focusing on less researched aspects/topics such as: the discourses regarding the dictatorial past in visual arts and literature and their relationship with the official discourse, the public debates raised by the activity of truth commissions in Eastern Europe and the politics of memory concerning former authoritarian or dictatorial regimes, the competition within the public space of different discourses concerning the dictatorial past.
We welcome articles on these aforementioned subjects, but not restrictively. We also welcome book reviews.  The journal operates a double-blind peer-review system. Only works written in English (UK orthography) will be accepted. The text of the article should include references, an abstract (150200 words), keywords, the author’s name and affiliation, as well as a postal and e-mail address where he could be contacted. Articles should not surpass 10,000 words and the reviews 2,0003,000 words in length (including footnotes). The citation style will follow the Chicago Manual of Style – Humanities style (for more details and practical examples, see: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html). The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2014. All papers and enquiries should be submitted to: pintilescu2001@yahoo.com.

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