H-JewishRhetorics is the scholarly network for Klal Rhetorica, a community of scholars working in the overlapping areas of Rhetoric and Jewish Studies.Below you will find the latest books published in Jewish Studies, including new titles streaming from the H-Net Book Channel and new book announcements posted to H-JewishRhetorics. You will also find announcements and discussion shared among subscribers to H-JewishRhetorics. Pertinent CFPs can be found in a link on the right hand side of the page.
New Books in Jewish Studies
Announcements and Discussion
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Dear H-Net subscribers and readers,
H-Net is uniquely poised in the online academic world in a way that other sites and outlets simply can't match. It isn't just H-Net's new publishing platform that makes that the case. In the past two years 280 new editors have joined H-Net. That's 280 scholars, researchers,
and teachers who have seen the potential of the H-Net Commons, gotten involved to help develop it, and are providing service to their fields by building resources and developing meaningful content with and for their peers.
The teaching resources in Jesse's post were all made by the hard working editors who manage those networks. They are excellent examples of the kind of things H-Net networks with full staffs of editors and Advisory Board members could be producing for their fields. But alas, H-JewishRhetorics has no editors.
The Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference titled, “For Better or Worse? Historical Trends in the Middle East and Africa,” will be held October 29 - October 31, 2015 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.
One of this year’s featured Roundtables is titled, "Jewish Christianity and the Origins of Islam" and will feature the following paper presentations*:
The Center for Jewish History's Seminar on Archival and Historical Research is a four-day program May 18-21, 2015 for rising college seniors, MA students and first- and second-year doctoral students to learn the skills of conducting archival research at one of the premier research libraries in the United States. The seminar’s focus is on learning a variety of tools for accessing information and incorporating archival and library research into specific projects.
H-Net is pleased to announce the launch of the World War I Crossroads, a collaboration between editors and networks on the Commons dedicated to the scholarly study and discussion of World War I and the centennial commemoration of the conflict. This new Crossroads network will produce original content, facilitate initiatives on the conflict across multiple H-Net Networks, and highlight World War I postings from anywhere on the H-Net Commons.
The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Kentucky invites entries for the annual Mark and Ruth Luckens Essay Competition in Jewish Thought and Culture. The Luckens Prize is awarded to the best unpublished original essay that is also suitable for oral presentation to a general audience and is written by a graduate student or recent Ph.D.