Fractured Paradigms: Rethinking the Study of American Jews, 2018 Biennial Scholars’ Conference on American Jewish History

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 17, 2018 to June 19, 2018
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Anthropology, Humanities, Jewish History / Studies

The 2018 Biennial Scholars’ Conference on American Jewish History offers an occasion to reflect on the state of our field. Which narratives, temporal frameworks, and spatial boundaries serve as its controlling paradigms? How and why have these paradigms experienced fracture, disruption, or revision? And, finally, which paradigms deserve to be abandoned? We seek nothing less than a critical rethinking of our field. We invite scholars to enter into debate as they engage in meaningful and respectful ways with the terms of the field of American Jewish Studies and the new paradigms that might guide it into its next several decades.