The Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, invites paper-proposals for a conference on "Jewish Studies in the Soviet Union", to be held in Moscow on December 14-16, 2009.
Among the topics which will be considered at the conference are the following:
* Jewish studies research institutions in the USSR
* Yiddish-language higher education in the 1920s and 1930s
* Hebraic and Semitic studies in the USSR
* The Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society under Soviet rule (until 1930), and the
Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Commission (1981-1987)
* The Educational Activities of the Jewish National Movement (1970s to 1991)
We invite interested scholars to submit a 250-word proposal summarizing their paper by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org , prior to September 1, 2009.
Russian State University for the Humanities will provide housing and meals for all conference participants whose proposals are accepted.
The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English; Russian State University for the Humanities Press will publish a volume of the conference proceedings.
We look forward to welcoming presenters, participants and guests to the conference. For further information on the Center for Biblical Studies, visit our website www.cbjs.rggu.ru
The Organizing Committee
Professor Natalya Basovskaya (RSUH)
Professor David Fishman (JTS)
Dr. Igor Krupnik (Smithsonian)
Professor Mark Kupovetsky (RSUH)
Prof. Mark Kupovetsky
Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies
Russian State University for the Humanities
Phone: +7 (495) 2506470
Fax: +7 (495) 2506758
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