Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Call for Papers


New Journal Call for Papers

Antisemitism Studies

Deadline for first issue: September 15, 2016
Deadline for second issue: December 15, 2016

The editor of Antisemitism Studies welcomes the submission of manuscripts that will contribute to the scholarly study of antisemitism. We will consider articles on specific antisemitic episodes, and their historical significance and impact on society, as well as more thematic and theoretical studies of the phenomenon. Authors may work from any disciplinary perspective, address any cultural, national, or religious context, and study any period of history, including the present. We are particularly interested in articles that appeal to a broad international audience of scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

For detailed information on our editorial board, manuscript preparation, and to sign up to our email list please visit the journal's websiteManuscripts should be submitted via the Indiana University Press website.

Antisemitism Studies adheres to a double–blind peer review process in which the identities of the author and reviewers remain confidential. Please note that the formal evaluation process on all submissions takes approximately three to four months, and the period between acceptance of an article and its publication is between nine months and one year.

Book reviews are generally solicited by the editor; however, suggestions for possible book reviews are welcome.

Publishers interested in having their books considered for review in Antisemitism Studies should mail two copies of the book to:

Dr. Catherine Chatterley
Editor-in-Chief, Antisemitism Studies
c/o Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
PO Box 58029 RPO Bishop Grandin
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 2R6

Any questions about the journal or its submissions process may be directed to the editor.


Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town

28-30 March 2017


A growing body of scholarship explores the complex relationships between Jews, whiteness, antisemitism, and racism, as well as Jewish perspectives on ‘race’ and racism, among many other related themes. At the same time, scholars of cultural studies have produced fruitful work on how the Jew has been imagined and constructed in different Jewish and non-Jewish spaces.  The ‘spatial turn’ in the Humanities has challenged Jewish Studies to study the dialectic relationship between settlement and migration, place and displacement.

‘Jews in Racialized Spaces’ brings together these two areas of research and theory at an international conference to be held at the University of Cape Town in March 2017. We invite papers that investigate the place of Jews and ‘the Jew’ in a variety of racialized spaces both real and imagined, engaging with conceptual and physical spaces, urban and rural environments, colonial and postcolonial, cosmopolitan and homogenous, Israel and the Diaspora, Jewish ‘spaces’ such as ghettoes and those understood to be controlled by others. 

Since our aim is to develop this field further, we seek papers reflecting many different geographies, chronologies, and approaches. We welcome proposals from all periods from antiquity through to the contemporary, and from all disciplines including history, literary and film studies, art and cultural studies, architecture, geography, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, Holocaust studies, and political studies.

Please send proposals, maximum of 250 words, and a brief bio to Janine Blumberg ( by 30 September 2016. Decisions on proposals will be made by 15 November 2016.

Whilst we are not able to offer help with travel expenses, the Kaplan Centre will provide four night’s accommodation at All Africa House for each participant.


The conference will be hosted in partnership with the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton, the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney, and Jewish Studies at Tulane University.

Conference Co-ordinators:


Avril Alba

Michael Cohen

Shirli Gilbert

James Jordan

Tony Kushner

Adam Mendelsohn


Conference administrator:


Janine Blumberg



Call for papers:  Nashim no. 32 (Fall 2017), Festschrift honoring Prof. Shulamit Reinharz

For a Festschrift issue of Nashim honoring Prof. Shulamit Reinharz upon her retirement in June 2017 as Jacob Potofsky Professor of Sociology, Director of the Women's Studies Research Center, and Founding Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, we seek proposals for Nashim no. 32 (Fall 2017) for papers on the following topic:

“Diverse Communities, Diverse Models: Moving Beyond Stereotypes of Jewish Women and Families.”

Prof. Sylvia Barack Fishman, Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Judaic Studies in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department and Co-Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, will serve as the issue's Consulting Editor.

For this Festschrift, we seek essays grounded in a broad range of disciplines—sociology, social history, textual analysis, cultural expressions—which illuminate the roles, experiences or portrayals of Jewish women and/or families in diverse settings and times. We are especially interested in analyses concerning Jewish women and families in Europe, North Africa and the Americas, and in the yishuv, the kibbutz and contemporary Israel; but we are open to relevant analyses of classical Jewish texts, philosophy, and literature, film and the arts.

Proposals for submissions of up to 12,000 words, not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, should be sent to Deborah Greniman, Managing Editor of Nashim, by October 15, 2016, at Final date for submission of articles:January 15, 2017. All scholarly submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review. Academic Editor of Nashim: Renée Levine Melammed.

Nashim is published jointly by the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and Indiana University Press. 




Please e-mail Matt Boxer to add new calls for papers.