CFP: Southern Jewish Historical Society (deadline Mar 29)

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The Southern Jewish Historical Society will host its 44th annual conference from October 24-27, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The conference theme is “Jews, Race, and Public Memory.”


As the home of Thomas Jefferson, who held slaves in bondage while championing religious and political liberty for Jews and other whites, and as the site where white supremacists targeted both Jews and people of color in the violent 2017 Unite the Right rally, Charlottesville offers a compelling setting for evaluating the place of Jews in southern culture.


The conference organizing committee seeks proposals for panels, papers, and roundtables that facilitate discussion related to the conference theme, or are otherwise of interest to the field of southern Jewish history. Conference details can be found at


The deadline for panel and paper proposals is March 29, 2019. Send all proposals and inquiries to program chair Marni Davis (Georgia State University) at