The Southern Jewish Historical Society, jointly with the Texas Jewish Historical Society, is soliciting proposals for panels, papers, and documentary films to be presented at their annual conference in Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2014. Papers are welcome on subjects related to Jewry in the southern and border states, with preference for topics reflecting the conference theme: “Southern Jews in Global Contexts.” Of prime interest are topics focusing on ways that southern Jews and Jewish communities interact with Jewish and non-Jewish communities, issues, and institutions across international borders.
Recommended topics might include looking at immigration of Jews and other southern ethnic groups through an international lens; southern immigrants’ persistent contact with Europe and Eretz Yisrael; international business networks in which southern Jews participated; globalizing effects of World War II, the Holocaust, and the establishment of Israel on southern Jewish communities; cultural interactions among Jews and other immigrant groups in southern states; southern Jews as literal and figurative “border crossers”; Jewish southerners as participants in the Atlantic World through contact with Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa; and ways in which southern Jews contributed to international developments in art, technology, architecture, science, education, and media.
The conference’s annual book panel features authors of recently published books pertaining to Southern Jewish history. If you have a relevant book slated for publication in 2014, please let us know.
Send a one-page proposal (or address questions) to Program Committee Co-Chairs Hollace Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bryan Edward Stone (email@example.com). General information on the SJHS is available at www.jewishsouth.org. The deadline for submissions is March 14, 2014.
Bryan Edward Stone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
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