The 2009 annual conference will take place at St Aidan’s College, Windmill Hill, Durham, 12-14 July 2009. The theme of the conference will be ‘Culinary Judaism’. Speakers are invited to present papers concerning all issues related to food and the use of food in Jewish texts and cultures, addressing such issues as commensality, cooking, creation of boundaries, identity, symbolism, sacrifice and material cultural objects related to or symbolic of eating, etc. The term ‘culinary’ is interpreted broadly and as suggested extends to sacrifice and other symbolic uses of food or food related objects. It is hoped that this broad interpretation of the theme will encourage members of BAJS from a wide range of research fields to participate.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Members of the Association are invited to submit proposals of papers relating to any aspect of the conference theme. We would particularly like to encourage research students to submit proposals. Presentations will be allocated a slot of 30 minutes (a paper of 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion). Titles of proposed papers, a 250 word synopsis of the contents and a brief CV (a paragraph will suffice) should be mailed to: BAJS Conference Abstracts, Professor Seth Kunin, Faculty Office, Elvet Riverside Block 2, New Elvet DH1 3JT, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2009.
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