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The Thirtieth Annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization - Next Year in Jerusalem: Exile and Return in Jewish History

Location: Omaha, NE 
Date(s) of Event: 10/29/2017 - 10/30/2017


The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University), the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society (Creighton University), the Harris Center for Judaic Studies (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies (University of Nebraska-Omaha) announce their Thirtieth Annual Symposium, in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday, October 29, and Monday, October 30, 2017. Sessions with take place on the campuses of Creighton, UNL, and UNO and also at the Omaha Jewish Community Center.

Jews have often experienced or imaged periods of exile and return in their long historical, literary, and theological tradition. Within this broad context, the Program Committee seeks proposals that cover any time period or development from the biblical era to the modern world. We expect to receive papers from a variety of fields that incorporate different approaches, genres, and media. Whenever possible, we encourage presentations that incorporate visual/audio components.

Support for presenters' transportation and accommodation will be provided. Those selected to participate will make original oral presentations of their material at the Symposium in a manner suited to an audience composed of the general public, undergraduate students, and other scholars.

Presenters must also be prepared to submit a version of their presentation written in a scholarly format in accordance with our guidelines. Selected papers will be published in an edited, thematic volume as part of the Studies in Jewish Civilization Series published by Purdue University Press.

Proposals should contain a 200-word abstract and a CV; please submit them by April 15 to Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair, at For further information about the Symposium, see the Klutznick Chair website at

For further information, please contact:
Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair, at