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International Conference "Jewish Field: Experience and Conceptualisation"

Call for Papers

“Sefer” Center and the Center for Slavic-Judaic Studies of the Institute of Slavic Studies (RAS) in cooperation with the Research Center of the Jewish Museum and Center for Tolerance will hold the International conference "Jewish Field: Experience and Conceptualization". The event will take place on November, 9-10 with the financial support of  Genesis Philanthropy Group.

The fourth field conference is dedicated to the specificity of organising field research of contemporary Jewish communities across the post-Soviet space. We will continue to discuss the peculiarities of the "Jewish" field and introduce new studies in Jewish anthropology, folklore, linguistics, sociology, epigraphy and archeology. We will sum up the results of the 2021 field research season and consider prospects and plans for new studies. The effects of Global Pandemics on field research methods and approaches will be discussed (including the specificities of the online field and internet research).

We also invite specialists in Slavic Studies working at the regions situated close to traditional places of Jewish residence, who approach similar pandemic-related research problems.

New article collections and books based on recent field research may be presented by participants at the closing session. 

To apply, please fill in the form (in Russian):


Application deadline is 24.10

The conference will be held on November 9-11, 2021 in a hybrid offline and online format.


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