Call for Presentations -- National Association of Hebrew Professors (NAPH) 2018 International Conference, Amsterdam, Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

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June 25, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Literature, Humanities, Languages

National Association of Hebrew Professors (NAPH)

International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

June 25-27, 2018

Call for Presentations

The Program Committee of the National Association Hebrew Professors (NAPH) invites proposals for sessions or presentations on any aspect of scholarship or instruction related to Hebrew language, literature and culture. We welcome proposals for individual papers, organized panels, colloquia, or single-text roundtable discussions. Poster sessions on teaching Hebrew language and Hebrew literature and culture and workshops for Hebrew instructors are also encouraged. Cross-institutional preplanned thematic panels are strongly encouraged. Members initiating a thematic session can invite interested colleagues to join them on a panel or use NAPH’s email services for soliciting presentations. Panel organizers may choose the participants, but all proposals will be vetted by the conference committee.

Deadline for Submission of all Proposals: December 15, 2017



Hebrew language and linguistics
Modern Hebrew Literature and culture
Biblical, rabbinic, and medieval Hebrew language and literature
Teaching Hebrew as a second/foreign language
Teaching Hebrew literature and culture
Second Language Acquisition research applied to Hebrew
Technology in the Hebrew classroom


Please note that all abstracts must follow the particular information the conference committees is seeking and be placed in the rubrics provided below and on the registration portal.

  • A pre-organized panel/session typically includes 3-6 presentations on a common topic or a single-text exploration. A proposal to be considered for a pre-organized session or a colloquium should be submitted by the panel coordinator and include:
  1. The topic of the panel, name of its coordinator, and his/her affiliation.
  2. A short description of the panel’s rationale/theme.
  3. Names of presenters the coordinator wishes the conference committee to consider as part of that panel.
  4. Presenters within a pre-organized panel must submit their own abstracts separately following the instructions for an individual proposal mentioned below. This includes panel organizers who submitted a panel proposal and intend to present in the panel.
  5. To solicit panel participation, send the panel description to The title of the message should say: “seeking panelists for 2018 conference.”
  • Individual paper proposal:

A proposal includes two documents:

  1. An abstract
  2. An online registration form

These documents must be submitted via our portal only and should follow the specific guidelines required for each area. Abstracts that do not include all the required components or are otherwise lacking sufficient substance will be rejected by the conference committee, with no resubmission option.

An abstract should not exceed 300 words and must answer all questions in the electronic submission form (see links to the form by area below).

3. Abstracts that are part of a pre-organized panel should be submitted as individual proposals and include the title of the panel and its coordinator’s name at the top of the abstract.

4. Presentations in English and Hebrew are equally welcome in all disciplines. Abstracts should be submitted in the language of the presentation.

5. All presentations are limited to 25 minutes. Please prepare accordingly. Panel chairs are instructed to stop presentations that exceed the allocated time for the sake of Q&A.

6. PhD students who have completed their course work are encouraged to participate in the conference and should provide the email of their advisor for approval.

7. Proposals based on previously published or presented work will be considered only if the committee decides that NAPH conference audience is generally unfamiliar with the work and/or that it can benefit the conference participants.

8. Abstracts should be well written. Accepted proposals will be published on NAPH website.

9. All proposals are subject to approval by the conference committee. Once an abstract is reviewed and accepted by the committee, the topic of the presentation and its content as reflected in the abstract are final, and no changes will be considered or permitted before or at the conference.

10. To be included in the program, all presenters will be required to pre-register for the conference and pay conference dues by the application deadline.



A limited number of student travel grants will be available for students at the advanced PhD level, as well as post-docs. Those who wish to apply should complete the final section of the submission form labeled “Graduate Students”.

The travel grant application deadline is also December 15, 2017 and must be completed during the abstract/online form submission process.