26thAnnual International Conference on Jewish Studies

The conference is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the birth of Rashid Muradovich Kaplanov, one of the founders of the Sefer Center and the permanent chairman of the Academic Council of the Sefer Center, our colleague and friend.

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Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to inform you that thecall for papers for the 26th Annual International Conferenceon Jewish Studies has been announced. The Conference will be held in Moscow on July, 14-16, 2019.

The26thAnnual International conference program will include sections on traditional areas of Jewish studies (Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish Thought, Jewish History, Judeo-Christian Relations, the Holocaust, Israeli Studies, Languages and Literature, Art, Ethnology, Demography, Jewish Genealogy, Museums and Archives, etc.). We also welcome topics that require interdisciplinary approach.

Program Overview



We also plan some special panels, the whole list will be published later:
If you wish to propose a panel, please send its description in English and Russian to sefer@sefer.ru.

Graduate students and young researchers are invited to take part in the youth panels of the conference, moderated by the leading specialists in their fields of study.

Presentation of last year publications on Jewish studies will also take place.

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The organizers are covering accommodation (double occupancy) in the hotel "Izmailovo-Beta" from the morning of July, 14 to 12.00 of July 16, 2019, and meals for the conference participants (buffet, not kosher). Extra nights at the hotel and other additional services, such as single accommodation, kosher meals, etc. should be paid by the participants themselves.
In case the presentation is co-authored, the accommodation / meals can be paid for only one of the speakers.

Those of you who need an invitation for an entry visa to the Russian Federation are kindly requested to contact us in advance (additional information is needed, we will send the requirements on request), as the process takes a long time.

Please note that for the youth panels of the conference (young participants without PhD degrees) there are discussants provided, who have to read the detailed abstracts in advance. Please prepare and send us abstracts (2-4 pages) by June, 1.

Information on approved travel grants and official invitations (to those who need them) will be sent out before April, 5.

We are waiting for confirmation of your participation until April, 10.

The time limit for one presenter is 20 minutes (including questions). The Conference will be held in Russian and English.

The participants will be provided with accommodation and meals during the Conference.
There are also several travel grants available for graduate students and young researchers (up to 40 years old).

The full program of the conference will be published on our website after May 20, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Best regards,
Organizing Committee