Summer 2005 - The International Society for Sephardic Progress is welcoming submissions for its official publication, the International Sephardic Journal, a multi-disciplinary publication featuring scholarly works related to Sephardim (the descendants of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the former Ottoman Empire who share common religious and cultural bonds).
The International Sephardic Journal, is the only primarily English language refereed Jewish publication focusing on Sephardic Jewry. The majority of papers selected for publication are in English, with a limited amount accepted in Castilian, French, and Portuguese.
All interested scholars, professionals, including university students and independent researchers, as well as members of the rabbinate are invited to submit papers. Proposed topics may include, but are not limited to: Sephardic/Mizrahi history, culture, language, religion (halakhot, minhagim), Diaspora, translations, biographies, Sephardic life and experience in the Americas, Europe, Asia or Africa. Topics related to converso descendants (descendants of Anusim / crypto-Jewish populations), as well as Sephardic interaction with non-Jewish communities are also welcome.
In addition, contemporary topics such as modern Sephardic society, politics, literature, religion, psychology, and science related to Sephardim will be considered. The International Sephardic Journal also welcomes first-person memoirs of the Sephardic experience for its "Portals to the Past" section, and book reviews of current publications relating to Sephardic life, culture, or religion.
Submissions may be made by e-mail. Please include name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), address, phone number, e-mail address, paper title, and short abstract in the body of the e-mail. Attach the article, in MS Word format.
The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2005.
Questions regarding potential submissions are welcome, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission guidelines may be found here:
International Society for Sephardic Progress
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