Australian Association of Jewish Studies
21st Annual Conference
Thinking Jewish - Jewish Thinking
15-16 February 2009
Shalom College, University of NSW
Call for Papers
The Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies provides a meeting place for tertiary academics, Jewish educators, researchers, students and others devoted to the study of Jewish life, thought and culture.
With the conference theme for 2009, “Thinking Jewish – Jewish Thinking,” we are seeking to create a forum in which to explore the nature of Judaism and Jewishness, as this is perceived from within and without: is there a way of understanding the world that is uniquely ‘Jewish’? What informs the ways Jews see themselves and others? Are there traits and characteristics that could be seen as Jewish?
Papers from a variety of disciplines are welcome, and these may explore the areas of Jewish identity, philosophy, and interaction, among others. What are the worldviews that make Jews who they are?
Papers on other topics will be considered but preference will be given to those bearing directly on the conference theme.
Submissions to present papers must be made by 8th September, 2008. Acceptance of papers will be notified by email no later than 26th September, 2008. Submissions must include author’s name, postal and email address, institutional affiliation, abstract of the paper to be presented and short biographical note. The abstract must be 200-300 words and the biographical note no more than 50 words.
The AAJS encourages students who are engaged in academic research to submit proposals based on their work to the program committee. Authors should clearly indicate their student status with their submission.
Presenters are invited to submit written articles for consideration for publication in the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies.
Proposals should be sent either electronically or by post to:
Peta Jones Pellach,
University of NSW,
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