Jewish-Christian interaction has existed since the inception of Christianity. Jews and Christians encountered and responded to one another over the centuries in a variety of contexts and fashions. These encounters had a significant impact on the experiences and cultures of both the Jewish and the Christian communities.Continue reading Controversy and Perception: Jews and Christians Amidst Dialogue and Dispute
The Editors of Horeb: Studies in Rabbinic Culture- are pleased to invite submissions for issues one and two. Scholars at any rank are invited to join in our exciting venture.Continue reading Horeb: Studies in Rabbinic Culture
This is a call for papers for a conference in Warsaw, 25–26 January 2024.Continue reading Being a Minority in Medieval and Early-Modern Sciences
Creation – Re-Creation is the theme for the 2024 Australian Association for Jewish Studies Conference, which will be held at the Sydney Jewish Museum on 11-12 February 2024. The conference committee invites submissions of abstracts that address all elements of the themes of Creation and Re-Creation – broadly defined – with reference to Judaism, Jewish History and Culture, and Jews.Continue reading ‘Creation – Re Creation’: Sydney Jewish Museum, 11-12 February 2024
Local officeholders and petty officials were integral components of medieval political life across Europe and the Mediterranean, central to the configuration and experience of power but whose presence and absence could also signify crisis and confusion. Modern scholarship and medieval sources alike have acknowledged that local officers could just as easily be sources of disorder as order, generators of crisis as well as crisis managers. This strand builds on such insights to consider local officers in relation to order and disorder within their immediate local and broader sociopolitical contexts. Our approach is broad, encompassing a variety of officers—civic, royal, ecclesiastical, seigneurial, etc.—as well as challenges to the notion of ‘officialdom’. It proposes a social and experiential history which highlights the roles, profiles, and possibilities of a range of officers in their individual as well as institutional and social contexts, by considering how they supported or challenged models of political and social order prevalent in their communities or promulgated by their superiors.Continue reading Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2024: The Experience of Local Officialdom in Europe and the Mediterranean, c.1000- 1500: Between Order and Disorder
While much has been written about the opening folios of medieval illuminated codices – especially about the entity known as the carpet page – the final pages of these books have been little studied. Papers in this session are asked to address the following questions: what sort of materials does one expect to find at the end of a precious codex? Can the visual designs of these final folios be seen as expressing notions of protection, closure, continuity, or identity? How do the designs we find at the end of a book reconcile ideation about its contents with the material requirements of the codex and the needs of its patrons/users? Is the decorative Finispiece a viable, meaningful, and expected entity in medieval book culture?Continue reading CfP: “The Sense of an Ending: Finispieces in medieval codices” at Kalamazoo
You can now apply for the ICMS Kalamazoo’s 2024 session(s) about “Recent Research in Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts.”
Genocide has occurred in nearly all corners of the world and has been part of human existence from the ancient to the modern world. It is as prevalent today as at any time in human history. Indeed, the previous century is often called the age of genocide. The twentieth century saw the killing of civilians on a more expansive, systematic scale than at any other time in history.
Authors should submit completed articles of no less than 5,000 words and no more than 10,000-words by December 8, 2023. Manuscripts for consideration will undergo double-blind peer review, with authors notified about publication decisions in January 2024, and accepted papers appearing in the Spring (April) 2024 special issue of the Journal of History.
This Special Issue is aimed at exploring religious polemics from the phenomenological standpoint, seeking to deepen our understanding of religious polemics in a wide cultural, historical, and social context. The articles will deal with a variety of religious polemics between monotheistic religions, sects, and denominations, as well as with polytheistic involvement in religious polemics. The chronological frame of the articles will encompass the early Middle Ages through to the 19th century. Articles presenting new methodological or comparative perspectives will be especially welcome.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 July 2023
The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies searches contribution for its Volume XXXVI (2023).Continue reading Australian Journal of Jewish Studies