As Vice President for Program, I am delighted to issue the Call for Papers for the 55th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies. The sessions you propose are the heart of the conference, and we appreciate each of our members' investment in making the annual conference such a stimulating and engaging gathering.
This year—for the first time ever— we're thrilled to be hosting the conference in San Francisco from December 17–19, 2023 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis! The city is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities on the West Coast, and we'll be offering an additional day of arts and culture that includes tours of local Jewish museums, neighborhoods, and historical sites. The conference hotel is also located next to the Contemporary Jewish Museum and offers easy access to many of the city's most exciting attractions.
The AJS conference offers many ways to highlight cutting-edge scholarship, promote scholarly collaboration, network with diverse colleagues, and mentor future scholars. We have over twenty different divisions that reflect the diversity of our scholarship.
This Call for Papers contains detailed information about types of sessions, the submission process, and subject area divisions. See the guide to start your submission process. Please reach out to Division Chairs or check out the Form for Organizing Session Submissions if you need help identifying colleagues with whom you could collaborate to develop a proposal.
The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, May 4 at 5:00 PM EDT.
All submitters must be current AJS Individual Members for 2023. In addition to being able to submit a conference proposal, other benefits of membership include:
At the time of submission, presenters/organizers will be able to select from one of three presentation formats: in person at the conference, conference hybrid session, or online Conversation Series.
If you have any questions about the program that are not covered in this Call for Papers, please feel free to be in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the proposal submission process, please email Mary Arnstein, and for questions about AJS membership or payment, please email Melinda Man.