The sixteenth annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) will be held October 17-18, 2004 in Chicago. The conference is hosted by the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.
The conference welcomes proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary). The MJSA encourages panelists to address pedagogical aspects of their topics, and papers centered on pedagogical issues are most welcome.
All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops. Proposals may be for complete sessions or for individual papers. Proposals must include a 200-word abstract defining the primary themes, conclusions and sources utilized in the research as well as a complete CV. Session proposals must include abstracts for 2 to 3 papers, CVs for all participants, a general explanation of how the papers are related and what the general significance of the panel is, as well as the name of the chair of the proposed session. Individuals willing to chair a session (rather than give a paper) are invited to submit a CV, with an indication of areas of expertise.
This year several small travel grants will again be available for selected graduate students presenting papers. These grants are provided by the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University.
Dean Bell, MJSA Secretary-Treasurer/Local Host
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
618 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1791
Fax: (312) 922-6406
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