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Session Types & Requirements

Please note: Session and individual abstracts are limited to 350 words unless otherwise stated.

TypeDescriptionSubmission RequirementsNotes
Panel

Three 15–20 minute papers with chairperson (and optional respondent)

  • • Panel abstract

  • • Individual paper abstracts

  • • Chairperson required (respondent optional)

Panel presenters may not chair session

Flipped Panel
  • • Posted papers read by audience in advance

  • • Panelists engage audience in back and forth discussion

  • • Panel abstract with overall questions and goals

  • • Individual paper abstracts

  • • Chairperson required

Advance paper submission (10–20 pp)

Seminar
  • • Sustained discussion of a question or problem (Two 90-minute sessions)

  • • Posted papers read by audience in advance

  • • Seminar abstract

  • • One sentence description for each participant

  • • Chairperson required

  • • Advance paper submission (10–20 pp)

  • • Maximum 8 participants

Roundtable

Structured discussions around pre-circulated questions

  • • Abstract with overall goal of the session

  • • Questions discussants will address

  • • Role/contribution of each discussant

  • • Moderator required

  • • 3–5 discussants and active moderator

  • • Discussants prepare 3–5 minute responses

Lightning Session

Short presentations by 5–7 scholars

  • • Abstract with overall questions and goals

  • • Individual paper abstract

Presentations 5–8 minutes

Graduate Student Lightning Session

Individual short presentations by graduate students, grouped by Program Committee

Short abstract (150 words)

Presentations 5–8 minutes

Digital Humanities Workshop

Hands-on, interactive session to demonstrate digital projects

Presentation abstract describing purpose, use of digital medium and contribution to Jewish studies scholarship, research, or pedagogy

Monitor provided