2nd International Conference “Hebrew and Yiddish in the Context of Contemporary Education and Culture”

Date: 27th-30th June 2016
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Meeting Email: jc.spbu@gmail.com
Subject Language(s): Hebrew; Yiddish
Call Deadline: 20th March 2016

Meeting Description:
Department of Jewish Culture at Saint Petersburg State University is delighted to inform you of the Second International Conference ‘Hebrew and Yiddish in the Context of Contemporary Education and Culture’, which will be held by St. Petersburg State University in collaboration with the Chais Center for Jewish Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Inter-regional Center for Hebrew Teaching on June, 27-30, 2016 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

The DJC provides a forum for high-quality research in Jewish studies. The conference is aiming at bringing researchers in the fields of Hebrew and Yiddish language, literature and culture to share their current research, ideas, and experience.

We invite submissions of an abstract of a research-based paper, focused on Hebrew or/and Yiddish, in any of the relevant fields, including but not limited to:

  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • First and additional language learning, teaching, and use
  • General linguistics
  • Hebrew literature
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language education
  • Language in diaspora
  • Language planning and policies
  • Linguistic typology
  • Literacies & illiteracies
  • Metaphor studies
  • Pragmatics
  • Pedagogy
  • Rhetorics and stylistics
  • Sociolinguistics and sociology of language
  • Ethnolinguistics
  • Translation studies
  • Yiddish literature

Abstracts should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. They should not contain the names of the presenters, nor their affiliations or addresses, or any other information that may reveal their authorship. Only references mentioned in the text may be listed.

The application must contain the following information in a different file: the report subject, applicant’s full name, information about academic degree (if any), postal address, phone number and email. The reports are to be delivered either in Russian (at all the sessions), or in Hebrew (at the Hebrew sessions), or in English and Yiddish (at the Yiddish sessions).

The authors are requested to submit their abstracts which should be in Russian, English, Hebrew or Yiddish and contain up to 600 words until March 20th, 2016.

One person may submit a single-authored abstract, a single-authored abstract and a co-authored one (not as first author), or two co-authored abstracts (only one as first author). Presentations will be up to 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for discussion.

All submitted papers are subjected to blind peer review. The full papers will be published in the journals Jewish Speech or Judaica Petropolitana(http://judaica-petropolitana.philosophy.spbu.ru/Main/intro_en.html) with an ISBN number.


Notification of acceptance will be by 31 March 2016.

27 June 2016 - 30 June 2016