CFP: Beyond Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studying American Jews (conference)


Center for Jewish History, New York City
JUNE 11-13, 2012

Sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society

The 2012 AJHS Scholars’ Conference will explore disciplinary and other
kinds of boundaries that currently confront the field of American
Jewish history. It will examine the opportunities and challenges that
arise from the engagement of history and the humanities (including
literary studies, media studies, theater, dance and art history,
cultural studies, and musicology) as well as the social sciences
(anthropology, economics, folklore, linguistics, political science,
psychology, sociology). The conference will also explore the impact
that the work of American Jewish historians has had on other

Looking beyond disciplinary boundaries raises various questions:  How
has the interdisciplinary study of American Jewry developed?  How does
the study of American Jewish history take shape in relation to area
studies or comparative programs, such as American Studies, Ethnic
Studies, Comparative Religions, or Jewish Studies?  What kinds of
cross-disciplinary engagements would best enhance the field of
American Jewish history?

The full conference schedule for “Beyond Boundaries” and complete
registration information are now available online through the AJHS
website.  For all information about the conference, please go to:

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