Western Jewish Studies Association Conference

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2020
Nevada, United States
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Literature, Ethnic History / Studies

Call for Papers

Western Jewish Studies Association Conference

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

March 14-15, 2021 

Note: The Executive Board of the WJSA hopes this can be an in-person conference, but given the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus, we will adjust to whatever conditions prevail in December when proposal submitters are notified about whether their papers have been accepted. If the pandemic is still raging then, we will either transform the conference into a hybrid forum with options to present in-person or remotely or into a virtual conference done remotely.  


Call for paper and panel proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies regardless of discipline, geographical focus, or time period.  The WJSA always devotes some panels to Jews in the American West, pedagogical aspects in Jewish Studies, and contemporary Jewish issues.  Panels devoted to major Jewish anniversaries and birthdays in 2021 are also encouraged.                                                   

Paper proposals should be no longer than one double-spaced typed page and should be submitted with a short CV that contains contact information. Organizers of panels should submit a cover sheet with the title of the panel and the titles of each of the papers and contact information for presenters with their paper proposals and brief CVs. All interested scholars of Jewish Studies, including graduate students, are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels. A limited number of modest travel stipends are available for graduate students and overseas scholars presenting at the conference.  Individuals wishing to chair a session should submit their CV.  

Submit proposals to Lawrence Baron, lbaron@sdsu.edu       Deadline: November 15, 2020

Note: If you submitted a proposal for the 2020 conference that was accepted, notify us of your willingness to present it at the 2021 conference.          

Contact Info: 

Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University


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