domenica 29 aprile 2012

Convegno AAIS: 3-5 maggio

A Charleston, South Carolina, dal giovedì il 3 maggio al 5 maggio, avrà luogo il convegno AAIS, e il wiki degli studi italo-ebraici indica che un gruppo di specialisti (governato di un Steering Committee-- Gabriele Boccaccini dell'University of Michigan, Jonathan Druker dell'Illinois State University e Millicent Marcus della Yale University) hanno programmato cinque 'sessions':

  • I SESSION -- Italian Jews in the Mediterranean World (Chair: Marco Di Giulio, Franklin & Marshall College) 
  • II SESSION -- Jews in Italy between Pride and Prejudice (Chair: Jonathan Druker, Illinois State University)
  • III SESSION -- Musical Portraits of Jews in Fascist Italy (Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan)
  • IV SESSION -- Zionism, Judaism, and the Holocaust Survivors (Chair: Risa Sodi, Yale University) 
  • V SESSION -- Memory and Contemporaneity of Judaism (Chair: Wiley Feinstein, Loyola University Chicago)

    CALL FOR PAPERS - Italian Judaism: History, Culture, Representation  AAIS Annual Meeting (TBA; 2013)
    After the constitution of the AAIS Caucus on Italian-Jewish Studies and the success of the first two sessions on Italian-Jewish Studies at Pittsburgh (2011) and Charleston (2012), a series of sessions will be dedicated at the 2013 AAIS Meeting to the study of Italian Judaism in all its historical and cultural aspects (from antiquity to the present) and in the multiplicity of its interdisciplinary connections and interactions with Italian culture (literature, music, theater, cinema, visual arts), including the way in which the Jewish presence has been perceived, appreciated, recognized or opposed in Italy (from anti-Semitism to philo-Semitism). In collaboration with the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), the Italian Association for the Study of Judaism (AISG), and the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation (CDEC).
    Papers may be offered either in Italian or in English. Specialists in Italian Jewry from America, Italy, Europe and Israel are invited to apply. Please send 150-200 word abstracts in English or Italian and short bios to Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan) at, who will review the applications with the other two members of the Steering Committee, Prof. Jonathan Druker (Illinois State University), and Prof. Millicent Marcus (Yale University).
    Abstract deadline: December 1, 2012 (early submissions are welcome). Specialists in Italian Jewry from Italy, Europe and Israel also are invited to apply (by 1 October 2012). All completed sessions shall be submitted to the conference organizers no later than January 15, 2013. Participants are expected to register to the conference and to provide to their own travel and lodging expenses.

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