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Call for papers: 21th Annual International Conference on Jewish Studies will be held on February, 3-5, 2014, in Moscow

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to inform that the 21th Annual International Conference on Jewish Studies will be held on February, 3-5, 2014, in Moscow. We would welcome an application from you to participate.

The conference program – as in the past - will include sections reflecting various areas of Jewish studies (Biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, the Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, Israeli Studies, language and literature, art, ethnology, demography, Jewish education, Jewish genealogy, etc.).

We would also welcome your suggestions, comments regarding the program of the conference. This will be the 100 jubilee year of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, our permanent partner, as well as 20th anniversary of Sefer established in 1994, and we plan the special sessions devoted to this important dates.

There will be also, as in the past, a special panel where publications in Jewish Studies that appeared in the past year will be presented. to have a new publication of your included, please le us know.

Please send your application forms, theme and short summary of your presentation to (with the subject annual).

Other organizational details will be provided in the confirmation letter about the inclusion of your presentation into the conference program. The letter will be sent by the end of December, 2013.

The organizers provide accommodation and meals for the conference participants from the CIS and Baltic States; however, the budget does not allow us to reimburse travel expenses. We hope that your university/institution would be able to assist you.

Full program of the conference will be published on our web-site after January 10, 2014.

The presentation time-limit is 20 minutes. The conference languages are Russian and English (no translation planned). The conference proceedings will be published.

We will be glad to see you at the conference!

Sefer Steering Committee of the Conference

Application form

Surname, Name

Place of work,

Academic degree

Scientific interests

Address, phone number


Presentation name

Short summary

(up to 3000 symbols)

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