March 29-20, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Call for Papers
25thWestern Jewish Studies Association Conference
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
March 29-30, 2020
Call for paper and panel proposals on all areas of Jewish Studies regardless of discipline, geographical focus, or time period. The WJSA always devotes some panels to Jews in the American West, pedagogical aspects in Jewish Studies, and contemporary Jewish issues. Panels devoted to major Jewish anniversaries and birthdays in 2020 are also encouraged such as: 25thcommemoration of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin; 75thcommemoration of the liberation of German death camps and opening of Nuremberg Trials 100thbirthday of Albert Memmi 150thanniversary of the emancipation of Italian Jewry 300thbirthday of the Vilna Gaon 1950thmemorialization of the destruction of the Second Temple
Paper proposals should be no longer than one double-spaced typed page and should be submitted with a short CV that contains contact information. Organizers of panels should submit a cover sheet with the title of the panel and the titles of each of the papers and contact information for presenters with their paper proposals and brief CVs. All interested scholars of Jewish Studies, including graduate students, are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels. A limited number of modest travel stipends are available for graduate students and overseas scholars presenting at the conference. Individuals wishing to chair a session should submit their CV.
The WJSA confers the Baron Award for the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. The student will receive $200.
Although there is no WSJA membership requirement for participation in the conference, there is a higher registration fee is charged for non-members. Deadline for submission of proposals is November 15, 2019.
Proposals and inquiries should be emailed to Lawrence Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNLV welcomes WJSA for the first time. We hope you will enjoy the campus and Las Vegas. UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students. The university is classified as an R1 research university and is ranked as the most diverse undergraduate campus in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The UNLV College of Liberal Arts has just launched its Religious Studies Minor.