CFP: Thinking about Jews in/and the South: A Workshop for Early Career Scholars

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Thinking about Jews in/and the South: A Workshop for Early Career Scholars

The Southern Jewish Historical Society invites proposals from graduate students and early career scholars (PhD granted in 2016 or later) for a virtual workshop of works-in-progress, to be held via Zoom in late October 2020. Proposals can explore any aspect of southern history or southern studies in which Jews or Judaism appear, including urban history, religion, politics, economics, gender, ethnicity, race, racism, and/or African American history. Underrepresented minorities, non-tenure track scholars, and those outside of the field of Jewish studies are especially welcome to apply. 

The Southern Jewish Historical Society, which since 1977 has worked to foster scholarship about the experiences of southern Jews, enjoys among its members a robust community of scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. This workshop aims to enhance and expand this community in the absence of the Society’s annual meeting, which has been postponed to October 2021 due to COVID-19. 

Papers of 20-40 pages will be circulated electronically in advance, and presenters will be paired with senior scholars who will act as respondents. Proposals should include a one-page abstract and a CV. Please send materials to workshop co-organizers Shari Rabin ( and Joshua Parshall ( by September 1.

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