49th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies

Dear Colleagues: 

As Vice President for Program, I am delighted to issue the Call for Papers for the 49th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, to be held December 17-19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, DC. 

We welcome proposals for panelsseminarsroundtablesmeetingsindividual papersdigital humanities presentations, and lightning sessions. Several new features recently introduced in response to member feedback proved to be quite successful and will be continued this year.  Please read about them below.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, May 4, 2017. All proposals must be submitted electronically via the AJS website. This site will be available for submissions from Wednesday, March 1, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017. As part of the submission process, you will be asked to select the division, or subject area, in which you would like your proposal considered. Your proposal will then be forwarded to the appropriate Division Chair. You will find detailed instructions for submission below. You will also find more detailed information about the conference (Registration, Hotel, and Meal Information) on the AJS website. If you have any questions about the program that are not covered in this Call for Papers, please feel free to be in touch with me. The AJS staff (ajs@ajs.cjh.org) will be happy to respond to any questions regarding membership, payment, and other organizational matters.

The AJS has arranged for extraordinary rates at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and is currently raising funds to offer an extensive Conference Travel Grant Program. Please check the AJS website regularly for up to date information to assist you in your travel plans.

I am looking forward to an exciting and intellectually stimulating conference in Washington, D.C.


Christine Hayes (christine.hayes@yale.edu)
Vice President for Program

17 December 2017 - 19 December 2017