Call For Papers 2018- 2019


BAJS Conference 2019 - CALLS for papers

Call for Papers Deadline:15 January 2019
Conference Date:21-24 July 2019
Location:University of Oxford
E-mail Submission:

What is Commentary? The annual conference of the British Association
for Jewish Studies 2019 will focus on the question, "What is commentary"? This question is central to philology, literature, cultural studies and history, among other disciplines, and is intended to be multidisciplinary in its scope and presentation. The conference theme for BAJS 2019 focuses on 'commentary' from a variety of perspectives: the form and purpose of scholarly commentary; the definition, critique and generation of commentary;commentary and literary criticism; ancient and medieval scholastic traditions and modern productions of film, art and literature; feminist/gender driven commentary - such as the projects seeking to produce a feminist midrash and current feminist commentaries on the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmud; history and politics; commentary and commentators in the academy (the place of philology); commentary and translation; reception of commentary; history; materiality (textual and visual); the relationship between commentary and metacommentary; and whether the concept of commentary is helpful or disruptive with respect to Jewish Antiquity. This topic is intended to reinforce the plurilingual and multidisciplinary nature of Jewish Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
This is an open call for papers. Please note that this includes topics not related exclusively to the theme. Post graduates are encouraged to submit proposals.
All conference correspondence, abstracts and enquiries should be addressed to the BAJS President Elect for 2019, Professor Hindy Najman, University of Oxford at the following email address:
Deadline for paper or session proposals (with three paper proposals and a chair) is 15 January 2019. Decisions will be announced by 10 April.

SBL International Meeting

Call for Papers Deadline: January 30, 2019
Conference Date: 1-5 July, 2019
Hosted: hosted by the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.

SBL Awards Open for Submission

Call for Papers Deadline: 10 January 2019.


The Tenth Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies
"The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Context of Hellenistic Judea"

Call for Papers Deadline: February 28, 2019
Conference Date: August 4-8, 2019
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
E-mail Submission:

The 23rd Congress of IOSOT will be held at the University of Aberdeen

Call for Papers Deadline: 28 February 2019
Institution International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament
Conference Date: 4-9 August, 2019


Call for Papers Deadline: 10th February 2019
Conference Date: 30-31 May 2019
Location: Department of Classics, King’s College London
E-mail Submission:


SBL/AAR 2019 Annual Meetings Call for Papers

Call for Papers Deadline: 6 March 2019
Conference Date: November 16-19, 2019
Location: San Diego, California
Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the 2019 Annual Meetings will be held November 16-19 in San Diego, California. The call for papers for the 2019 Annual Meeting will open on December 19. Proposals will be accepted through 6 March 2019. You can review the program units participating in 2019 here.

The Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements: Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Call for Papers Deadline: March 31, 2019.
Conference Date: 27-28 June 2019
Location: University of Bedfordshire (Bedford Campus)


Call for papers: The Thirty-Second Annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization
“Jews and Gender: Tradition and Change”

Call for Papers Deadline: April 15
Conference Date: October 27-28, 2019
Institution: The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University)
Website: Klutznick Chair website at
E-mail Submission:

The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University), the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society (Creighton University), the Harris Center for Judaic Studies (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies (University of Nebraska at Omaha) announce their Thirty-Second Annual Symposium, in Omaha Nebraska, on Sunday, October 27, and Monday, October 28, 2019. Sessions with take place on the campuses of Creighton and UNO and also at the Omaha Jewish Community Center.
Gender is a topic that has been part of Jewish life since antiquity.
It has taken, and continues to take, many forms and to relate to a wide array of issues. Within these dynamic parameters, the Program Committee seeks proposals that cover any time period or development from the biblical era to the modern world.
We expect to receive papers from a variety of fields that incorporate different approaches, genres, and media. Whenever possible, we encourage presentations that incorporate visual/audio components.
Support for presenters’ transportation and accommodation will be provided. Those selected to participate will make original oral presentations of their material at the Symposium in a manner suited to an audience composed of the general public, undergraduate students, and other scholars.
Presenters must also be prepared to submit a version of their presentation written in a scholarly format in accordance with our guidelines. Selected papers will be published in an edited, thematic volume as part of the Studies in Jewish Civilization Series published by Purdue University Press.
Proposals should contain a 200-word abstract and a CV; submit them by April 15 to Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair, at For further information about the Symposium, see the Klutznick Chair website at