EVENT: 'World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present' - Annual BAJS Conference - Registration Closes on Friday (free to doctoral students and academics in a non-permanent role)

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Registration for the BAJS annual conference on ‘World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present’ (online from 5th - 7th July 2021) is currently open. The conference is intended to provide a forum for reflection and critical contributions to significant, long-standing or contemporary issues of crisis and response, and the place of Jews, Judaism and Jewish Studies within this. As always, there are also papers that reflect current work-in-progress.

The programme for the conference covers diverse chronologies and geographies. We have over 180 speakers this year with five or six parallel sessions. The programme and details of the conference can be found at: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/parkes/news/events/2021/07/05-bajs-2021.page

Due to a generous grant from the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), and generous donations to the Parkes Institute, we are able to make the conference free to all postgraduate/doctoral researchers and early career researchers. We are hugely grateful for the support of the EAJS and the Parkes Institute. The conference fees are as follows:

  • Non-members of BAJS: 35 GBP
  • Members of BAJS: 25 GBP
  • Postgraduate/doctoral researchers and academics not currently in a full-time permanent role: free

The conference fee will go towards the costs of purchasing the conference platform, zoom licenses, and tech support for the conference. BAJS is a non-profit-making organisation, and we are really delighted that we have been able to keep the costs low.

Registration is open and the deadline is 17.00 GMT on Friday 25th June. You can register as a speaker or participant via the University of Southampton’s secure online store


Details of how to access the conference platform will be circulated after the registration deadline to those who have registered.

We hope that the online format will allow many to attend, even if not sharing a paper at the conference, and we very much look forward to seeing you in July!