July 20 - 25 2008
A "JudaicaFest", comprising end-on conferences of the British Association for Jewish Studies (on the theme "Normative Judaism"), The Jewish Law Association, and a colloquium on "Jewish Culture in the Age of Globalisation", including featured speakers, will be held in Manchester in the week commencing Sunday 20th July 2008.
The object of the combination of conferences is to explore the relationship between “classical” and “modern” Jewish Studies
A theme (optional) of the Jewish Law Association conference (July 22-24) will be Normativity and Authority in Jewish Law; featured speakers to include Daniel Boyarin. See Call for Papers below.
The conference on "Jewish Culture in the Age of Globalisation" will overlap (July 21-23).
The following speakers are currently scheduled: Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading), Jews in the UK and Beyond; Michael Galshinsky (Georgia State University), Jews and Multiculturalism; Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester), Gender in Global Jewish Texts; Sander L. Gilman (Emory University), Can the Experience of Diaspora Judaism serve as a Model for Islam in Today's Multicultural Europe; Rosana Kohl Bines (Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro), Jews in Brazil; Jeffrey Peck (Georgetown University), The Russian Diaspora beyond Russia; Milton Shain (Cape Town University), Jews in and from South Africa; Ella Shohat (New York University), Sephardi Jews; Natan Sznaider (Academic College, Academic College, Tel Aviv-Jaffa), Holocaust and Globalization; Yifat Weiss (University of Haifa), Neo-colonialism and the Israeli Diaspora; Robert Wistrich (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Globalization and Jewish Identity; Zhou Xun (UCL), Jews in Asia.
The week concludes with an invited workshop hosted by the Agunah Research Unit (July 24-25). Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
A single registration form and fee covers the entire event.
Catering throughout will be kosher, under supervision.
Calls for Papers
British Association for Jewish Studies: The theme of this year's BAJS meeting is 'Normative Judaism'. Topics may pertain to any time period and geographical or cultural context in Jewish Studies. 'Normativity' and 'marginality' are terms that may be interpreted broadly, and the expectation is that both essentialist and non-essentialist approaches will be presented.
Proposals for papers (and panels) exploring the relationship between 'Judaism' and 'Jewishness' more generally, and/or investigating the impact of non-Jewish influences upon Jewish thought and practice, are especially welcome. Along with proposals please submit a brief list of major publications or cv of no more than one paragraph. Single paper proposals should be no longer than 250 words and panel proposals need not exceed one page. Please e-mail proposals to email@example.com, with 'BAJS 2008' in the subject line. The deadline for paper abstracts and proposed panels is 15 February 2008.
Jewish Law Association: The Association welcomes historical, dogmatic, philosophical and comparative approaches to Jewish law. Papers may be offered on any topic/period of Jewish law, though preference may be given to those on the theme of Normativity and Authority in Jewish Law. Please submit an abstract (100 to 200 words) of your proposed paper by e-mail (the preferred method) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to Prof. Bernard Jackson, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester, Samuel Alexander Building, Lime Grove, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK, at your earliest convenience, and in any event no later than February 15th, 2008. The Conference Organising Committee will decide which papers are accepted and how they are arranged in the programme, which if necessary will include a number of parallel sessions.
Click here for the registration form, which includes costs of accommodation and meals.
Centre for Jewish Studies, Department of Religions and Theology
Tel.: 0161-275 3614
Fax: 0161-275 3613