CFP: Israel in Time and Space, Graduate Student Conference, May 12 2013, Yeshiva U

Israel in Time and Space

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Israel Studies

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Yeshiva University, New York City

The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies invite graduate students to join us for a day of learning, community building and professional growth.  The conference will explore Israel from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.   We imagine a broad range of papers, spanning from antiquity through the contemporary era that examine Israel as a place, as a people (or, peoples) and as an idea. Potential topics include but are not limited to: Israel and the diasporas, visual and literary representations of Israel, minorities in Israel, Israel in collective memory, and Israel in comparative perspectives.  Ideas for complete panels are also most welcome.

Yeshiva University faculty from such areas as literature, visual studies, sociology, and Jewish studies will participate in the discussions of this student conference.  The keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

Small amounts of travel support may be available to participants beyond our region, and  we are prepared to arrange home hospitality for participants traveling to the conference.  Please send abstracts to by January 20, 2013, with notification by February 20.  All are welcome!

For further information about the YU Center for israel Studies, visit