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Call for Papers: 3rd Parkes Institute International Summer Graduate Seminar

Published: 12 December 2022
Graduate Seminar

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton, supported by the Institute for Historical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are pleased to invite proposals for the 3rd International Summer Graduate Seminar to be held on the 26-27 June 2023.

Named in honour of the Rev. James Parkes , the Parkes Institute is a unique community of scholars, archivists, librarians, and students working in a wide array of fields and disciplines, from antiquity to the present day. Open to postgraduate students and early career researchers (within one year of submission), the Summer Graduate Seminar will host scholars from across the world, alongside professionalisation talks and workshops, cultural events, and a keynote from an established scholar in the field.

The conference theme ‘Experiencing and Imagining Jewish/non-Jewish Relations’ encompasses a wide range of topics although papers are also welcomed from any area of Jewish studies. Potential themes include:

  • Textual imaginations of Jewish/non-Jewish relations
  • Experiences of persecution throughout the ages
  • Methodological issues/opportunities of studying Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
  • Social interactions between Jewish/non-Jewish communities
  • Migratory experiences of Jewish communities and individuals
  • Artistic images of the Jew and their reception/legacies
  • Contemporary interactions of Jewish/non-Jewish individuals and societies

The study of the interactions between Jews and their neighbours across the ages and the representations of these interactions are an inherently multidisciplinary undertaking, and we therefore welcome papers from various disciplines including History, English, Religious Studies, Music, the Social Sciences, and Theatre amongst others.

Submission Information

Please send your title, abstract (maximum 250 words), a short biography (maximum 100 words) and CV (1-page) in a single pdf document to by 5pm on 17 February 2023 .

A number of limited bursaries are available towards the cost of travel and accommodation. If you would like to be considered for this please indicate so in your application. If possible, please apply for internal funding in your own institution.

Any questions may be directed to Hannah Capey-Allcock ( ) and Charlie Knight ( ).

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