Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Thirteenth International Conference on Jewish Names


Call for Papers

Bar-Ilan University

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History

The Project for the Study of Jewish Names


The Thirteenth International Conference on Jewish Names

The conference will be held as part of The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, which will take place from August 6-10, 2017 at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Campus, Israel.

Call for Papers

The conference committee welcomes papers on all aspects of Jewish onomastics (personal names, family names, epithets and place-names) from the biblical period through the modern age, representing all Jewish communities world-wide and from all fields of research, including Judaic studies, linguistics, literature, sociology, anthropology, genealogy, and toponymics. Papers will be given in Hebrew and English.

Scholars who wish to present papers are requested to send a 200 word abstract, clearly stating contribution, a selected bibliography, and a brief academic profile to the address listed below no later than November 30, 2016.

For further information please contact:

Professor Aaron Demsky
Director, Project for the Study of Jewish Names
E-mail: Aaron.Demsky@biu.ac.il

Steering Committee: Dr Yigal Levin, Dr Tsvi Sadan and Dr Stephanie Ginensky

All participants must register for the 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies. However participants in the names conference may also present an additional paper in another section of the Congress. For further information regarding registration, see: http://www.jewish-studies.org;

jewishst@vms.huji.ac.il, tel. +972-2-5325842