The Western Jewish Studies Association puts out a new Call for Papers for their upcoming Spring Conference every year, starting as early as September and accepting paper and panel proposals usually up to December. For the most current CALL FOR PAPERS for the Western Jewish Studies Association Conference, see below and link here --> 2021 Call for Papers
Note: If you submitted a proposal for the 2020 conference that was postposed due to the COVID 19 quarantines and it was accepted, indicate that on your submission email. You don’t have to send in the proposal again.Title: Western Jewish Studies Association 25th Annual Conference
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Date(s) of Event: March 14-15, 2021
Deadline for Submission: TBA
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:
· 25th commemoration of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin;
· 75th commemoration of the liberation of German death camps and opening of Nuremberg Trials
· 100th birthday of Albert Memmi
· 150th anniversary of the emancipation of Italian Jewry
· 300th birthday of the Vilna Gaon
· 1950th memorialization 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 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.