The Canadian Society for Jewish Studies (CSJS) will be holding its 15th Annual Conference from June 3rd through June 4th, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday) at the University of British Columbia in association with the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies. The conference provides a platform for original scholarly research in Jewish Studies. Individuals are invited to send proposals for paper presentations twenty minutes in length. Potential presenters are asked to submit their proposal (approximately 400 words) by Monday, January 7, 2019. The paper proposal should be formulated to clearly and concisely state the main argument of the presentation and indicate how it will contribute to existing scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. It should also include a bibliography of relevant sources. The abstract should be sent as a .doc or .rtf attachment, double-spaced in Times New Roman font, with the paper title clearly indicated at the top. The name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail of the potential presenter as well as the title of the proposed paper should be located in the body of the e-mail only (and not in the attached abstract). All proposals will be anonymously peer reviewed. Notification to presenters will occur by Thursday, February 14, 2019. All presenters must be paid 2019 members of CSJS at the time that proposals are submitted. Proposals from individuals who are not current members of CSJS will not be reviewed. Membership information for CSJS can be found on our Web site www.csjs.ca.
A limited number of partial travel grants may be available to enable presenters to participate at the conference. Please inform the Program Chair when you submit your proposal that you wish to be considered for such a grant. Presenters (including students) are expected to apply first to their host institutions for whatever funds may be available to them locally.
As the CSJS annual conference is a component part of the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies annual conference, which in turn is part of the larger national conference body called the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, CSJS conference participants whose paper proposals have been accepted must register in advance for the Congress by paying the required fees for the general Congress registration as well as for the ACJS conference registration. Early bird registration rates are available before April 1, 2019. Participants are invited to consult the Congress 2019 Website (http://congress2019.ca/) for details. Please note that presentations from individuals who have not pre-registered for both the Congress and ACJS Conference will not be included in the Conference Program.
Please e-mail proposals to Dr. Daniel Maoz, Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).