From the earliest accounts travel and migration, movement across space and time characterise Jewish history. No less crucial than the movement of people is the movement of texts, objects, and ideas, which travel both physically and intellectually as generations in distant locations engage with these at different times and places. Jews themselves are associated with travel and migration, historically and in cultural production. This conference invites contributions of papers and panel proposals within the broad theme of the conference. What follows is a list of thematic headings which is indicative, but not exhaustive:Follow the link for further particulars. Professor Charlotte Hempel has a keynote address involving the Dead Sea Scrolls. The deadline for submission of paper and panel proposals is 31 January 2017.
As usual with BAJS conferences, papers on topics unrelated to the conference theme are also welcome, including proposals by graduate students wishing to present on their doctoral research.
- Jews and migration
- Jews in / and the archive
- Texts which move
- Jewish journeys, journeys of Jews
- Literary explorations of travel, movements, and migration and their consequences
- Displaying Jews: museums, heritage, art
- Jewish objects: from vernacular and ritual to display and memory
Friday, September 16, 2016
BAJS CFP: Jews on the Move
H-JUDAIC: CFP: 'Jews on the Move: Exploring the movement of Jews, objects, texts, and ideas in space and time', British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) Conference 2017, Edinburgh 10-12 July 2017.