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[CFP Conference] Midwest Jewish Studies Association Annual Conference


Hosted by

The Frankel Center for Jewish Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Call for Papers

The thirty-sixth annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) will be held September 16-17, 2024 in-person only and in English.

The conference welcomes proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary). 

All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops. Proposals may be for complete panels or for individual papers. Proposals must include a 200-word abstract defining the primary themes, conclusions, and sources utilized in the research, as well as a one-page CV. Panel proposals must include abstracts for 3 to 4 papers, CVs for all participants, a general explanation of how the papers are related and what the general significance of the panel is, as well as the name of the chair of the proposed session. Roundtables are also welcome with an abstract and CV of all participants. Only one submission per participant, please. 

All graduate students (full or part-time) are eligible to compete for the Graduate Student Paper Award. Only publishable papers, some portion of which will be presented at the conference, are welcome. The winning paper will be recognized on our website and the winner awarded a check. Once the paper has been accepted to the conference, it needs to be submitted by August 15th, 2024 to Professor Laura Wiseman ( for judging by the committee.

The deadline for the submission of proposals for individual papers or complete panels is July 15th, 2024. Please direct all inquiries and submissions to: Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides (