The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 8-12, 2022
If all goes well, the 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies will be held next August — in person — in Jerusalem.
We are pleased to share this call for papers, panels, and sessions in the field of Jewish visual arts and culture, including material heritage.
Prof. Ilia Rodov and Prof. Mirjam Rajner of Ars Judaica Journal and the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University, strongly encourage proposals for complete sessions (each including four lectures).
Topics dealing with Jewish art and visual culture from Antiquity to our own days — including material heritage and preservation — are welcome.
The lectures and sessions may include, but are not limited to, explorations of:
– Jewish approaches to visuality;
– Preservation of Jewish artistic and material cultural heritage;
– New perspectives on ancient Jewish art;
– Images of Jews, Jewish symbols, and Hebrew script in world art, photography, and cinema;
– Patronage, collections and collectors of Jewish art;
– Jewish art dealers;
– Jewish collections, looted art and provenance research;
– Curatorship and exposition of Jewish art;
– Jewish museums;
– Perceptions of Jewish art;
– Jewish art as a historical source;
– Jewish artists, architects, and artisans;
– Women artists and Jewish identity;
– Art and the Holocaust;
– Jews, art and the concept of the Orient;
– Jewish identity in Israeli art;
Proposals must be submitted by December 1, 2021, at https://www.jewish-studies.org/registration
In the online submission form, please choose:
Division: Literature, Languages, Arts
(For general information regarding the Congress, see: https://www.jewish-studies.org/general-information