Call for Papers


The CfP is closed.  Because of a great number of submissions the decision regarding the acceptance of proposals/panels will be made by the end of this month.​ Thank you for your understanding.

XIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies

Kraków, Poland, July 15-19, 2018

‘Searching for the Roots of Jewish Traditions’


The Organising Committee of the XIth Congress of European Association for Jewish Studies invites submissions for papers  and panels to the Congress. It will be held in Kraków (Poland) from 15th to 19th of July 2018. Submissions are invited to the following sections:

  1. Ancient Jewish History and Archeology
  2. Biblical Literature
  3. Talmud, Midrash and Rabbinics
  4. Medieval Jewish Thought
  5. Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History
  6. Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Literatures
  7. Hebrew Manuscripts
  8. Modern Jewish History
  9. Contemporary Jewish History
  10. Jewish Mysticism
  11. Hasidism
  12. Modern Jewish Thought and Philosophy; Modern Judaism
  13. Modern Hebrew Literature
  14. Yiddish Literature
  15. Linguistics and Jewish Languages
  16. Jewish Culture and Arts
  17. Jewish History in Central-Eastern Europe
  18. Southeastern European Jewish History and Culture
  19. Polish-Jewish Heritage
  20. Holocaust Studies
  21. Libraries, Archives and New Technologies; History of the Book
  22. Jewish Museology
  23. Karaite Studies
  24. History and Culture of the State of Israel
  25. Jewish-non-Jewish Relations; Antisemitism


Please send abstracts of proposed papers (up to 300 words) to Every proposal must include a title, the name and affiliation of the participant, e-mail address and telephone number, as well as the section in which the paper should be included. The suggested language of papers is English.

Submissions may also include proposals for panels falling outside the above mentioned sections if an interested coordinator is able to list at least five prospective speakers, and the Organizing Committee approves the proposal. The coordinator will be responsible for the selection of papers and coordination of the panel.

The conference fees (excluding accommodation or catering) are € 55.00 for EAJS Student Members, € 80.00 for EAJS Full and Associate Members and € 175.00 for non-members. In order to qualify for the lower congress fee for EAJS members, membership subscriptions must be paid up to and including 31st December 2018. Members in arrears should pay membership fees from 1st January 2017 (in an earlier version of this call for submissions, the year for which membership fees need to be paid was given as 2017, and the year from which arrears need to be paid as 2016. We apologise for the error).

 The new deadline for paper and panel proposal abstracts is 17th December 2017.

Confirmation of acceptance/rejection of papers 15th January 2018. Payment of conference fees due 15th February 2018

Please note also that the Organizing Committee will offer travel bursaries to PhD students and early career researchers from lower than median income countries who wish to attend. Further details about these bursaries will be published in due course.

In case of any additional inquiries do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee: