Call for publication:
Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook
Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook (DIYB)/
Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts (JBDI)
6 (2007) and 7 (2008)
Call for Publication
Submission of abstract for paper: until June 30, 2006
Submission of completed manuscript: by December 1, 2006
The Yearbook/Jahrbuch of the Simon Dubnow Institute, with articles in English and German, addresses an international scholarly readership. Reflecting the research agenda of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, the yearbooks center on topics in the history of the Jews in East and West, as part of universal history. Of especial interest are the Jewries within the old continental empires of Russia, the Habsburgs and the Ottomans, whose history is instructive for revealing transitions from the pre-modern era to modernity. The Yearbook/Jahrbuch brings together a variety of methods and sub-fields in historiography, ranging from diplomatic and political history to social and legal history, the history of science and history of memory. Further information and the tables of contents of previous volumes are available via the home page of the Institute (www.dubnow.de > publications > Yearbook/Jahrbuch).
The Yearbook is assisted by an advisory board of respected scholars in the field. Its scientific format and careful preparation are distinguishing features of the Yearbook, putting it in the best tradition of established series in the humanities. Its chief editor is the director of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Prof. Dan Diner. All manuscripts submitted will be peer-reviewed.
The editor and editorial staff invite submissions for volumes 6 (2007) and 7 (2008). Essays should be in the range of 20 pages, some 6–8,000 words. Proposals should be in abstract form (see below). Generally, essays are acceptable to be included under a ‘General’ part, i.e. a section without specific topic. Especially welcomed are contributions on the following areas and regular sections:
Planned Thematic Foci 2007 and 2008:
Questions in the Periodization of the History of the Jews in the Early Modern Period:
Studies that deal in particular with transitions and ruptures in pre-modern Jewish history
Conceptions and Consciousness of Time among Jews from Tradition to Modernity:
Essays that look at Jewish conceptions of time as contrasted with non-Jewish temporal consciousness
The Jews and the Orient:
Contributions on the perception, construction and investigation of the Near East by Jews, 17th to 20th centuries
Portraits of Historians and Scholars:
Contributions on the life and work of a Jewish scholar (or group of scholars), the importance of a specific scholarly/scientific school, or questions regarding the method and theory of Jewish historiography
Essays (by one or multiple authors) which present new research projects and approaches to the history of the Jews
Essays that reflect on historical topics in a controversial form, or take a position in ongoing debates on the history of the Jews
Essays on the life, work and thought of Simon Dubnow (1860–1941).
Detailed reports and discussion on publications relevant to the thematic foci of the given volume.
Interested authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract on their planned topic along with brief biodata (academic position and recent publications) by June 30, 2006. These should be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Receipt will be acknowledged immediately, and a detailed response will be sent a few weeks thereafter.
Contact: Dr. Markus Kirchhoff (copy-editor)
Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture
at Leipzig University
c/o Dr. Markus Kirchhoff
Fax: ++49-341-2173555 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.dubnow.de
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