CFP: Text und Bild in der jüdischen Literatur // Text and Image in Jewish Literature, Zürich (31.5.2018)

Die Gesellschaft für europäisch-jüdische Literaturstudien (EJLS) veranstaltet in Kooperation mit der Professur für Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft der ETH Zürich eine internationale Konferenz zum Thema „Text und Bild in der jüdischen Literatur“. Die Konferenz wird vom 26.-28. November 2018 an der ETH Zürich stattfinden. Tagungsleiter ist Prof. Dr. Andreas B. Kilcher. Es ist die siebte Konferenz der EJLS.

CFP: “Children, Medicine, and Imperial Encounters” Panel for SHCY Conference


I am hoping to organize a panel for the 26-28 June 2019 SHCY conference (Australian Catholic University, Sydney) on children’s engagement with medicine, particularly in imperial contexts.  My research focuses on nineteenth-century British imperial uses of children to spread smallpox vaccine globally.  I am interested in the actual uses of children as vectors to transmit vaccine matter and in how popular and government accounts of vaccination extended—and denied—rights and emotions (such as child preciousness, innocence, etc.) through emerging ideals of childhood.

Conference on Sermon Studies: "Space, Place, Context"

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.

The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include


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