The twenty-second annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) will be held October 10-11, 2010 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The conference welcomes proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary). The MJSA encourages panelists to address pedagogical aspects of their topics, and papers centered on pedagogical issues are most welcome.
All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops. Proposals may be for complete sessions or for individual papers. Proposals must include a 200-word abstract defining the primary themes, conclusions and sources utilized in the research, as well as a complete CV. Session proposals must include abstracts for 2 to 3 papers, CVs for all participants, a general explanation of how the papers are related and what the general significance of the panel is, as well as the name of the chair of the proposed session. Individuals willing to chair a session (rather than give a paper) are invited to submit a CV, with an indication of areas of expertise.
This year we inaugurate our Graduate Student Paper award. All graduate students are eligible to compete. Only publishable papers, some portion of which will be presented at the conference, are welcome. The winning paper will be pusblished in SHOFAR: A Journal of Jewish Studies. For more information contact Miriam Dean-Otting (email@example.com).
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