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Individual Paper

Those who are submitting a paper individually (not as part of pre-formed sessions) are required to submit a 350-word abstract, in addition to their contact information, division, and A/V requests if necessary. The abstract for an individual paper must explain the presentation’s purpose, methodology, sources, argument and specific contribution to scholarship in the field. In composing your abstract, please bear in mind the time allotted for your presentation (15–18 minutes for a paper in a standard panel). The Program Committee will assign accepted proposals to a session based on recommendations from the Division Chairs.

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Graduate Student Lightning Session Presentation

Graduate students who are submitting a proposal for inclusion in a Graduate Student Lightning Session should submit a 150-word abstract describing their proposed presentation (a summary of research, a specific case study, or a methodological problem), and A/V requests if necessary.

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Digital Humanities Presentation

A Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities Session is a hands-on, interactive session in which individual scholars or teams of scholars can present and demonstrate their digital Jewish Studies projects and interact with conference attendees. Projects may include research and teaching tools, or born-digital scholarly works of particular interest to Jewish studies professors and students. This workshop will take place during a regular conference time slot. Presenters will be provided a monitor to display their work, but please still indicate A/V needs if necessary during submission. Proposals follow the same format as for other individual presentations: a 350-word abstract describing the purpose of the presentation, its use of the digital medium, and its specific contribution to Jewish Studies scholarship, research, or pedagogy. Please note that only open-access and non-profit digital research projects and tools will be considered for the Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities Sessions. Click here for samples from past workshop presentations.

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