CFP: AIS, Brandeis, June 13-15, 2011 (deadline 12/30/11)

Brandeis University
June 13-15 2011

Call for Papers

Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State
The Zionist ideal of a Jewish and democratic society has been a central issue since early settlements through the present.  It continues to elicit celebration, criticism and debate in the arts, academic disciplines and the public sphere.  The challenge of defining Israel also involves diplomatic relations, interactions between Jews and Arabs inside Israel and the region, among Jews in Israel and with the Diaspora, gender issues, the legal culture, the political system, and perceptions of a collective past and future.

Deadline for Submission of all Proposals:

December 30, 2010

The Program Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies and in particular on the declared theme of this conference, “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State”.

· Individual paper and panel submissions should be submitted using the online submission form.

· Paper proposals should not exceed 250 words.

· Panel proposals should include information on the panel theme and on each individual paper. Proposals should not exceed 750 words.

· All presenters will be required to register for the conference and be current AIS members.

· Registration can be done directly on the AIS website.

· PhD students who have completed their course work are encouraged to apply and should provide the email of their advisor for approval.

· Students who wish to apply for travel grants should send a request along with a copy of their proposal and a letter from their advisor to Ilan Ben-Ami:

  • Junior faculty without university travel support wishing to apply for travel grants should send their name, email address, institution and department affiliation, abstract of the proposed paper and a current CV (all in one attached document in Word format) to Ilan Ben-Ami:

· Deadline for all travel grants applications – December 30, 2010.

· Late proposals will not be accepted.

Program Committee
Ilan Troen, Chair

Gannit Ankori, Visual Arts

Maoz Azaryahu, Historical Geography/Commemoration
Eliezer Don-Yehiya, Political Sociology/Jewish Thought

As’ad Ghanem, Political Science

Nili Gold, Hebrew Literature

Pnina Lahav, Law
Joel Migdal, International Relations

Benyamin Neuberger, Comparative Politics
Shulamit Reinharz, Gender Studies
Orit Rozin, Social History

Leonard Saxe, Demography/Social Research

Naama Sheffi, Communication Studies

Colin Shindler, Political History
Sammy Smooha, Ethnicity
Russell Stone, Sociology


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