The Call for Papers for the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, to be held December 17 – 19, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California is now online at www.brandeis.edu/ajs . The AJS Online Proposal Submission Site will be available starting March 1, 2006; the deadline for proposal submission is April 24, 2006. All proposals must be submitted through the online submission site.
Session organizers seeking participants for their proposed panels, roundtables, meetings, or seminars may again list their proposed session topics on the AJS website, along with their contact information. Those interested in joining one of the sessions may contact the organizer directly about submitting a proposal. To access this webpage, go to www.brandeis.edu/ajs and click the link “Sessions Seeking Participants.” The page includes instructions on how to submit a proposed topic and contact a session organizer. This page will be available through the proposal submission deadline of Monday, April 24, 2006.
We would like to highlight a new session option, the poster session, for the Bible, Talmud, and Social Sciences, Anthropology, and Folklore Divisions. Each poster session (one for Bible, one for Talmud, and one for Social Sciences, Anthropology, and Folklore) will consist of ten to fifteen poster presentations. Each presenter will be available during the designated session to answer questions about their project. Poster presentation proposals will follow the same format as for individual paper proposals, i.e. a 350-word abstract describing the purpose and contribution of the research. The other proposal format options (paper, panel, roundtable, meeting or seminar) will continue to be available to Bible, Talmud, and Social Sciences, Anthropology, and Folklore Division applicants.
The Call for Papers includes general information regarding the submission process, grant opportunities, and accommodations. If you have more specific questions regarding any of these matters, please contact the AJS office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.606.8249. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.
Sara R. Horowitz
Vice-President for Program