The twenty-fifth annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) will be held October 20-21, 2013 at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Leadership and Learning in Chicago, Illinois.
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 short 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. Only one submission per participant, please. Individuals willing to chair a session (rather than give a paper) are invited to submit a CV, with an indication of areas of expertise.
All graduate students are eligible to compete for the Graduate Student Paper Award. Only publishable papers,
some portion of which will be presented at the conference, are welcome. The winning paper will be published in SHOFAR: A Journal of Jewish Studies. Once the paper has been accepted to the conference, it needs to be submitted by September 6 to Professor Paul Bartrop (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for the submission of proposals for individual papers or complete sessions is June 15, 2013. Please direct all inquiries and submissions to: Mara Cohen Ioannides
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