Annual WJSA Conference
The WJSA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to organize a Jewish Studies conference every Spring at alternating sites in the western United States and Canada. The conference serves as a forum for Jewish Studies scholars in this region to present their research, discuss pedagogical issues, network with colleagues in their disciplines, and share information about the funding and organization of Jewish Studies programs.
Title: Western Jewish Studies Association 26th Annual Conference
Location: University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Date(s) of Event: March 12-13, 2023
Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2022
1993 US Holocaust Memorial Museum Opens, Schindler’s List Premiers
1973 The Yom Kippur War
1948: Israeli War of Independence
1923 Birth of Shimon Peres, British Mandate Goes into Effect, 1st Performance of The Dybbuk
1873 Union of American Hebrew Congregations Founded
1848 Jews in the Revolutions of 1848
1648 Chmielnicki Pogroms
Paper proposals should be no longer than one double-spaced typed page and should be submitted with a short CV that contains contact information. The submission of panels on a common topic is encouraged. 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 each presenter, followed by the individual paper proposals and brief CVs. Scholars of Jewish Studies including graduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers/presentations/workshops. A limited number of modest stipends are available for graduate students and overseas scholars who will be presenting papers. Individuals wishing to chair a session should submit their CV.
Although it is planning for an in-person conference, the WJSA will feature virtual panels. If you want to present virtually, you are encouraged to form a panel with other likeminded presenters. Individual virtual proposals will only be accepted if a thematically coherent virtual panel can be formed with other proposals or if the COVID situation necessitates the holding of the conference virtually.
The WJSA annually awards the Baron Award to the best student paper presented at the conference. The winner receives $200.
Although there is no WSJA membership requirement for participation in the conference, a higher registration fee is charged for non-members.
Proposals should be emailed to Lawrence Baron at: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for submission of proposals is November 15, 2022.