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Propose Wildcard Division Themes

53rd Annual Conference
December 19–21, 2021
Chicago, Illinois

Deadline: February 5, 2021, 12:00 pm EST

The AJS Annual Conference will take place December 19 – 21, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. Conference details and the Call for Papers will be posted on the AJS website in early March.

We currently are accepting proposals for Wildcard Division themes. The Wildcard Division offers an opportunity for members interested in exploring themes that are not represented in other divisions. Past topics have included: Gender & Sexuality Studies, Jewish Politics, Theorizing Jewish Difference, and Migration Studies.

Please share with us your proposed theme for the 2021 Wildcard Division by Friday, February 5, at 12:00 pm EST. Proposals should include:

• Proposed division title
• Paragraph description of the topic, including why it is important to address at the 2021 AJS Conference, why the topic does not fit within an already established division, and the kinds of sessions that would be organized (please make sure to suggest at least three different envisioned sessions) 
• Description of the Chairs' plan for generating interest in the division among AJS membership and for soliciting proposals for papers and sessions

Please note: Submitters of the accepted proposal for the 2021 Conference Wildcard Division will serve as Division Chairs unless another chair is indicated in the proposal.