51st Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies
As Vice President for Program, I am delighted to issue the Call for Papers for the 51st Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, to be held December 15-17, 2019, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego in San Diego, California. The sessions you propose are the heart of the conference and we appreciate the investment of our members in making the annual conference such a stimulating and engaging gathering.
As you will see, the AJS conference offers many ways to highlight cutting-edge scholarship, promote scholarly collaboration, network with diverse colleagues, and mentor future scholars. We have over twenty different divisions that reflect the diversity of our scholarship.
We have updated our submission-related web pages to make this process simple and clear. This Call for Papers contains detailed information about types of sessions, the submission process, and subject area divisions. Please see the three-step guide below to start your submission process. The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, May 2 at 5:00 PM EDT.
Before you start the process, please renew your individual membership for September – December 2019. We require that all participants renew their AJS Individual Membership for the fall of 2019 in order to submit a proposal. In addition to being able to submit a proposal for the conference, other benefits of indivdual membership include:
- • Eligibility to apply for AJS members-only grants and awards.
- • Subscriptions to the peer-reviewed journal AJS Review, the magazine AJS Perspectives, and the email newsletter AJS News.
- • Access to the AJS Career Center and professional development webinar archive.
We are excited to introduce a new option for submitting your paper or session to a primary and a secondary division this year. We hope this change will create more opportunities for collaboration across divisions and themes. In addition, this year’s wildcard division will be “Gender & Sexuality Studies.” Please consider organizing a session that reflects on this subject. Finally, based on the feedback we received and votes from the Board, we welcome “Jewish Politics” as a new, permanent division.