Australian Association of Jewish Studies
22st Annual Conference
Judaism and the Other
14-15 February 2010
Mandelbaum House, University of Sydney
Call for Papers
The Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies
provides a meeting place for tertiary academics, Jewish educators,
researchers, students and others devoted to the study of Jewish life,
thought and culture.
With the conference theme for 2010, "Judaism and the 'Other"" we are seeking
to create a forum in which to explore how Jewish traditions, texts and
cultures, and vision(s) of the 'Other' influenced relationships, social and
economic conditions, cultural output and the like of Jewish communities in
Israel and across the diaspora.
Papers from a variety of disciplines are welcome, and these may discuss the
relationship of Judaism to paganism in biblical times, the emergence of
Christianity and Islam, and of the Eastern religions. They can also see how
modern developments, such as the Enlightenment, socialism and communism
impacted on Judaism and vice versa.
Papers on other topics will be considered but preference will be given to
those bearing directly on the conference theme.
Submissions to present papers must be made by 7 September 2009. Acceptance
of papers will be notified by email no later than October 2009. Submissions
must include author's name, postal and email address, institutional
affiliation, abstract of the paper to be presented and short biographical
note. The abstract must be 200-300 words and the biographical note no more
than 50 words.
The AAJS encourages students who are engaged in academic research to submit
proposals based on their work to the program committee. Authors should
clearly indicate their student status with their submission.
Presenters are invited to submit written articles for consideration for
publication in the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies.
Proposals should be sent either electronically or by post to:
A/Prof Suzanne Rutland
Department of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies
University of Sydney
PROPOSALS MUST ARRIVE BY 7 SEPTEMBER, 2009