The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is currently seeking paper proposals and panel proposals for presentation at the Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference being held October 30 - November 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.
This looks like an interesting forum and I definitely intend to read Nirenberg's Anti-Judaism. I do have a concern with the following opening statement to the forum, "Judaism has inspired a hatred that has shadowed the Jews from the ancient world to the present day." http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/archives/4827
This forum was posted while we transitioned to the new format. The various contributions raise an important set of methodological and historical questions in addition to responding to David Nirenberg's important book, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/archives/4827 -- Jonathan JudakenSpence L. Wilson Chair in the HumanitiesRhodes College2000 North ParkwayMemphis, Memphis TN 38112901-843-3292