Week of June 21, 2021
This conference is about uncovering the myths about immigration that Jewish families and communities have created. Migration is a transformational, sometimes traumatic experience that has played a central role in Jewish life from the Biblical Period to the present day. It is the stuff of powerful mythologies that wield an ongoing influence on Jewish thought and imagination. Mythology is important because it tells people about the desires that communities or families have, as well as their underlying fears and anxieties. It tells us how a particular group chooses to represent itself and its actions, obscuring and manipulating the reality of what was actually done, by whom, and why. We welcome papers that examine either myths or facts or both in any time period of Jewish history, so long as it is about migration. Graduate student papers welcome.
For more information contact: Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides at maraioannides@missouristate.
Abstracts due by April 5, 2021. Send 1 page abstract and a 2 page CV to Dr. Natalie Wynn at email@example.com
Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides
Pres., Midwest Jewish Studies Association, USA
Faculty, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
Dr. Natalie Wynn
Postdoctoral Researcher affiliated to
The Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Culture
at Trinity College, Dublin
The Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Culture , Trinity College, Dublin
The Midwest Jewish Studies Association of the United States
The Western Jewish Studies Association of the United States