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Conference: Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective. Toronto, October 28, 2016 *Travel Grants Available

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its conference Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective, to be held at the University of Toronto on October 28, 2016. Travel grants are available (up to $800.00) to support scholars in deepening their understanding of colonialism and famine through engagement with leading scholars in the field. (Priority will be given to graduate students.

Registration Ends 16 May for Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity

Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity

13-15 June 2016

Fordham University, New York


5th joint conference, organized by:
Human Rights Section, International Studies Association (ISA)
Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association (APSA)
Human Rights Research Committee, International Political Science Association (IPSA)
Standing Group on Human Rights and Transitional Justice, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

CFP: Starvation and Genocide

Genocide Studies International, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and published by the University of Toronto Press, invites submissions for its upcoming special issue on “Starvation and Genocide” (Issue 11.1).  Submissions might be articles, generally 5,000 to 10,000 words, or “Notes from the Field,” typically in the 2,000 to 10,000-word range, which provide information and analysis of ongoing events or new research projects related to the special issue topic.  A manuscript might focus on a particular case study,