Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies
On line, Sunday May 2 through Friday May 7, 2021
Call for Papers
The 16 th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies (CSJS) will take place on line from Sunday May 2 through Friday May 7, 2021. The expected format will be of several one-hour panels per day, with two 20-minute papers in each panel plus questions and discussion.
The conference prioritizes original scholarly research. Paper proposals are invited in all areas of the study of Jews and Judaism in any part of the world and any time period. Approaches may be grounded in history, sociology, textual study, critical theory, or any other scholarly approach. Papers should not have been published or presented elsewhere. Presentations may be in English or French.
A proposal should be about 250 words long, and clearly and concisely state the main argument of the paper and how it will contribute to scholarship. Proposals for pre-arranged panels with two presenters should add a brief statement about the theme of the panel and its significance.
Proposals are due by Monday, January 11, 2021.
Since this is a broad-based Jewish Studies conference open to researchers and the general public, and our first conference on line, we are open to proposals for less conventionally academic presentations, including musical or theatrical work (we are not able to offer honoraria to performers, however). A proposal for any presentation other than an academic paper should clearly describe the presentation and why it would be of interest to the conference.
All proposals should be sent by email, as .doc, .odt, or .pdf attachments, to the program chair, JustinJaron.Lewis@umanitoba.ca . Do not include the name of the presenter or other identifying information in the attachment, only in the email. All proposals will be anonymously peer reviewed.
We intend to respond to proposals by Monday, February 15, 2021. Conference presenters must be members of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies; an annual membership is CAN $ 30, CAN $ 15 for students and seniors.
Please email proposals and any questions to Justin Jaron Lewis, JustinJaron.Lewis@umanitoba.ca .