Call for Papers Neighbors and Strangers: Muslims, Jews and other Minorities in Central Asia and the Caucasus in the 19th and 20th centuries
Call for Papers
Neighbors and Strangers: Muslims, Jews and other Minorities in Central Asia and the Caucasus in the 19th and 20th centuries
The Research Center of Jews in Central Asia and the Iranian Sphere at the Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, is calling for panels and papers for a one-day conference that will focus on interactions, mutual influences and various definitions of Jews and non-Jews in Central Asia, the Caucasus and bordering regions during the “Colonial Era” of the 19th and the 20th centuries.
The conference will be held in Jerusalem on February 1, 2023.
The organizers seek a broad spectrum of topics dealing with Jewish life in Central Asia, including but not restricted to: the influences of modernization, the regimes, relations and interactions with local and foreign populations.
Proposals for individual 20-minute papers should include:
• A 1-page abstract (double-spaced) of the proposed paper.
• A 1-page CV
• Contact details (e-mail address, regular mailing address, phone number).
Panel organizers should submit:
• A cover sheet stating the title of the panel and the titles of the individual papers.
• 1-page abstracts of all individual 20-minute papers.
• 1-page CVs and contact details for all presenters.
Please send your proposals to Zeev Levin: Zeev@ybz.org.il
The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2022.
Decisions regarding acceptance of papers and panels will be made by October 1, 2022.
As regards the administrative part of the workshop, we hope to be able to cover half of travelling expenses and the whole of hotel accommodation in Jerusalem (up to two nights) for participants from abroad. Please let us know if you will require such assistance. Non-Israeli scholars should inform us if they need support letters to apply for an Israeli visa in order to attend the conference.