Call for Articles: Premodern Judaism in Religion Compass

Religion Compass, an online journal from Wiley, is seeking to expand its content in premodern Judaism. Religion Compass publishes original, peer-reviewed survey articles from across the entire discipline which summarize the state of the field for non-specialists.  Compass articles are usually commissioned, but we will consider submissions from the field.  They can discuss recent research or debates in a field, provide a comparative look across boundaries/disciplines, or offer a fresh perspective on a controversial topic.  

Religion Compass is designed to help all academics and advanced students involved in teaching and research to:   

  • Teach in a new or unfamiliar area
  • Keep up with developments in your own field and areas related to it
  • Ensure that students are exposed only to quality-controlled online content

If you are interested in pitching an article on a topic related to global premodern Judaism or Jewish cultures, please contact the Section Editor, Sarah Ifft Decker ( with a proposed title and short abstract, so we can work together on framing the article appropriately for the journal. Articles are usually 3500-5000 words, and Religion Compass can offer a quick turnaround from submission to publication (as little as 3 months).

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Maya Soifer Irish (2023, January 27). Call for Articles: Premodern Judaism in Religion Compass. medievalJewishStudiesNow! Retrieved June 14, 2024, from

About Maya Soifer Irish

Dr. Maya Soifer Irish an Associate Professor of History at Rice University, whose research focuses on religious violence and toleration, and explores the legal, social, and economic situation of religious minorities in Iberian Christian societies. She is the author of many articles, including “Beyond convivencia: Critical Reflections on the Historiography of Interfaith Relations in Christian Spain.” Her first book, Jews and Christians in Medieval Castile: Tradition, Coexistence, and Change, explores the changes in Jewish-Christian relations in the kingdom of Castile between the 11th and 14th centuries. She is currently working on a new book, The Politics of Persecution in Medieval Spain: Toward the Anti-Jewish Riots of 1391. Between 2018 and 2021 she served as President of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain (AARHMS).