The Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference, February 17th

November 12, 2018

The Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference brings together qualified undergraduate students to present and discuss papers on topics in Judaic Studies. The conference aims to foster intercollegiate conversations among undergraduates pursuing research in Judaic Studies, as well as to provide accomplished undergraduates with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from peers. The third annual Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference will take place on Sunday, February 17th (Presidents’ Day Weekend), 2019 at Yale University. Papers submissions are due Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. Please visit our website for more details.

See full conference schedule here.

Keynote speaker

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany as well as edited volumes, including Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism and Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust. She has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Cape Town, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Princeton, and has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and is studying the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam. Her first book on that topic has just been published in German, Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung. She has also just published a co-edited volume with Umar Ryad, The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism.

Heschel photo