The International Society for the Study of African Jewry –ISSAJ (www.issaj.com) and the Centre of Jewish Studies of the University of London, are glad to announce a conference
Jews and Judaism in Black Africa and its diasporas
which will take place at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 30th and 31st October 2010 .
The first International Conference of ISSAJ is dedicated to a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the study of black African Jewry.
A number of recent studies have dealt with the constructions of Judaism or Jewishness among Black Africans and their relation to the historical experience of migrations, slavery and colonialism. What is the state of this field of study? What are the main points of discussion?
We invite proposals from researchers interested in the scholarly investigation of African Judaism, the history of African Jews and the development of Semitic discourses in AFRICA to participate.
Submission deadline: April 30th, 2010 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should succinctly state the problematic addressed and should be presented in no more than 200 words. Applications must include the name of the presenter, university degrees obtained, and current institutional affiliation, if any.
Presenters will be expected to pay conference fees and ISSAJ membership to the association as well. More information on the conference organization (hotel booking etc) and the form to submit payments will follow.
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London, England
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