27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies - Call for Papers
June 13-15 2011
“Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State”
The Zionist ideal of a Jewish and democratic society has been a central issue since early settlements through the present. It
continues to elicit celebration, criticism and debate in the arts, academic disciplines and the public sphere. The challenge of
defining Israel also involves diplomatic relations, interactions between Jews and Arabs inside Israel and the region, among
Jews in Israel and with the Diaspora, gender issues, the legal culture, the political system, and perceptions of a collective past
Deadline for Submission of all Proposals: December 30, 2010
The Program Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites
scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies and in particular on the declared theme of
this conference, “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State.”
• Individual paper and panel submissions should be submitted online at www.aisisraelstudies.org.
• Paper proposals should not exceed 250 words.
• Panel proposals should include information on the panel theme and on each individual paper.
Proposals should not exceed 750 words.
• All presenters will be required to register for the conference and be current AIS members.
Registration can be done directly at www.aisisraelstudies.org
• PhD students who have completed their course work are encouraged to submit their proposal and
should provide the email of their advisor for approval.
• Students who wish to apply for travel grants should send a request along with a copy of their
proposal and a letter from their advisor to Ilan Ben-Ami: Ilanbe@openu.ac.il
• Junior faculty without university travel support wishing to apply for travel grants should send their
name, email address, institution and department affiliation, abstract of the proposed paper and a
current CV (all in one attached document in Word format) to Ilan Ben-Ami: Ilanbe@openu.ac.il
• Deadline for all travel grants applications is December 30, 2010.
• Late proposals will not be accepted.
Ilan Troen, Chair
Gannit Ankori, Visual Arts
Maoz Azaryahu, Historical Geography/Commemoration
Eliezer Don-Yehiya, Political Sociology/Jewish Thought
As’ad Ghanem, Political Science
Nili Gold, Hebrew Literature
Pnina Lahav, Law
Joel Migdal, International Relations
Benyamin Neuberger, Comparative Politics
Shulamit Reinharz, Gender Studies
Orit Rozin, Social History
Leonard Saxe, Demography/Social Research
Naama Sheffi, Communication Studies
Colin Shindler, Political History
Sammy Smooha, Ethnicity
Russell Stone, Sociology
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