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Help Shape Upcoming AJS Conferences

Join the Program Committee as a Graduate Student Representative

We are currently seeking a graduate student representative. for the the AJS Program Committee. The Program Committee is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts in Jewish Studies that reviews Division Chair recommendations and makes final decisions for the entire conference program. Members are appointed to a three-year term. Learn more and apply to serve on the Program Committee

Become a Division Chair

Division Chairs are primarily responsible for encouraging submissions throughout the Call for Papers period and then examining each conference submission in their respective divisions during the review process. Each chair serves for a three-year term. Learn more and apply to serve as a Division Chair

Submit a Proposal

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, and this year we will be spotlighting several important themes across all divisions, including our pilot division, "Disability Studies." The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2022 conference has passed.

Conference Proposal Notifications

Proposal notification letters are scheduled to go out the first week of August. These notifications will be emailed from All-Academic, which may make it necessary to check your junk mail folder. If you have not received a notification email by August 3, please reach out to Mary Arnstein at marnstein@associationforjewishstudies.org.

Conference Registration

Participants whose proposals are accepted for the conference MUST pay their conference registration fees no later than August 31, 2022. Those who do not register by this date can expect that their paper may be removed from the conference. Please click through for more information about registration.

2022 Conference Travel Grant and Childcare Grant Application

The Association for Jewish Studies remains committed to supporting wide participation in its Annual Conference. In particular, the AJS seeks to support untenured faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, parents/guardians of children needing care during the conference, and international scholars who receive little to no institutional support for conference attendance. All accepted presenters (Speakers, Respondents, and Chairs) are eligible to apply for financial support. Although the priority deadline is August 12, 2022, please apply early as funds will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the AJS is using a single application for those wishing to apply for travel grants, childcare grants, or grants provided by the AJS Women’s Caucus. That application can be found here.

AJS Honors Its Authors

The AJS invites its members to celebrate their 2022 books. You do not have to attend the conference to have your book recognized. Books will be listed in a dedicated catalog online. Your book will appear in alphabetical order by author. 

Listservs

The AJS is excited to launch several new subject area and conference division-based listservs to help bring AJS members and other scholars interested in these topics together to share ideas, collaborate, and discuss research. The listservs are moderated by the current Division Chairs.

Guidelines for Creating New Conference Divisions and Modifying Existing Ones

Member(s) interested in creating a new AJS division are encouraged to determine the level of support/interest among the broader membership in the proposed thematic area. Exploratory initiatives could include: organizing conference sessions under the wildcard framework, working with already existing division chairs to develop sub-division sessions dedicated to the proposed division, hosting conference gatherings with members interested in the proposed division topic, and/or a creating a letter of support signed by AJS members potentially interested in participating in the proposed division.