Symposium on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: 120 Years of Antisemitic Propaganda and Conspiracy *call for abstracts*

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April 24, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
Journalism and Media Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Area Studies, Jewish History / Studies

On April 24 and 25th 2023, the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University will host a symposium to mark the 120th anniversary of the first printing of the notorious propaganda text, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Established and up-and-coming scholars will join a diverse group of stakeholders and practitioners in a two-day event to discuss The Protocols as well as the specific role of antisemitic propaganda and conspiracy narratives within the ideologies and actions of violent extremist movements around the world.

This will be, to our knowledge, the first cross-disciplinary, cross-generational meeting of scholars of The Protocols in more than a decade.

Call for Abstracts

We invite scholars from any discipline to submit an abstract on issues relating to the text or its contemporary iterations and themes. Those accepted will be considered for possible publication.

We also invite participants without an abstract, with the caveat that this is an intentionally small gathering organized to promote serious investigation and collaboration.

We will accept abstracts until January 10, 2023. Authors will be advised of the outcome on a rolling basis and no later than the last week of January 2023. 

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and sent to the Symposium Director, Emily Blout, at


As of now, we have a limited number of spaces available for non-abstract submitting attendees with demonstrated engagement with the topic and at the discretion of the symposium organizers.  We encourage you to register early to ensure a place. 

Please visit the conference website for more information.

Any questions can be directed towards Emily Blout, the Symposium Director, at 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Emily Blout, Symposium Director