34th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR ISRAEL STUDIES


34th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR ISRAEL STUDIES

ISRAEL AT SEVENTY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

BERKELEY INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH LAW AND ISRAEL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW, BERKELEY, CA
 JUNE 25-27, 2018

The Program Committee of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies to submit proposals for organized panels and individual papers. Of particular interest are proposals relating to the conference theme: Israel at Seventy: Challenges and Opportunities. The State of Israel marks its seventieth anniversary in 2018.  In its seven decades of independence, Israel has experienced social, political, economic, environmental, cultural, and religious upheavals and transformations, many of which continue to shape and redefine Israel today.  At the same time, Israel remains – through conflicts and peace negotiations from 1948 to the present – at the epicenter of regional and international politics in the Middle East, despite desires to move beyond such entanglements.   The marking of seventy years of Israeli independence calls for a deeper reflection on the social, historical, cultural, and other contexts of the past seven decades, the current historical juncture, and the possible ways forward.  It includes a multifaceted evaluation of the costs and challenges, as well as the gains and the possibilities, as Israel moves into its next decade.  Where has Israel been? Where is it going?  How are such questions explored by historians and literary scholars alike?  These and other issues invite research and scholarship by the multiple disciplines that constitute the arts and humanities, environmental studies, and the social and political sciences.

Submit Your Proposal Here

 

Deadline for Submission of all proposals: January 15, 2018

• Panel submissions and individual papers should be submitted using the online submission form
• Panel proposals should include information on the panel theme and on each individual paper. Proposals should not exceed 750 words.  We encourage cohesive panel submissions.
• Individual paper proposals should not exceed 250 words.
• All presenters will be required to register for the conference and be current AIS members in order to present and be listed on the conference program. Registration can be done directly at the AIS website.
• Graduate students who have completed their course work are encouraged to submit their proposal and should provide the email of their advisor for approval.

 

Travel Grants:

  • All travel grant applications should be sent by email to Ilan Ben-Ami, AIS Treasurer, at: treasurer@aisisraelstudies.org
  • Graduate students who wish to apply for travel grants should send a request along with a copy of their proposal and a letter from their advisor.
  • PhD holders without university travel support should send an abstract of the proposed paper and a current CV.
  • The travel grant application deadline is January 15, 2018   

 

Program Committee
Ken Bamberger, Ron Hassner, Chairs

Sharon Aronson Lehavi & Yaron Peleg, Film and Theater
Ilana Szobel & Philip Hollander, Hebrew Literature
Tal Dekel, Visual Arts
Shulamit Reinharz & Rachel Harris, Gender Studies
Keren Friedman-Peleg & Limor Samimian Darash, Anthropology
Eli Avraham, Joan Bieder & Yoram Peri, Communications
Shay Hazkani, Rachel Fish, Jonathan Gribetz & Yuval Ben Bassat, History
Benny Miller & Yael Aronoff, International Relations
Uzi Rebhun & Zohar Segev, Israel-Diaspora
Ruth Zafran, Amnon Reichman, & Ori Aronson, Law
Nadav Shelef & Ehud Eiran, National Security
Rami Zeedan & Amal Elsana Alhjooj, Arabs in Israel
Michael Shalev, Ayelet Harel-Shalev & Brent Sasley, Political Science
Claude Fischer & Shira Offer, Sociology
Elie Rekhess & Paul Scham, Arab-Israel Conflict
Sara Hirschhorn, Arie Saposnik & Yaacov Yadgar, Zionism
Aziza Khazoom & Esther Meir-Glitzenstein, Ethnic Identities
Ofra Backenroth & Alex Sinclair, Education
Nurit Novis Deutch, Leon Wiener Dow & Michal Shaul, Religious Studies
Itay Fischhendler & Miri Lavi Neeman, Geography/Environmental Studies
Tali Regev& Avi Weiss, Economics 
Glenn Yago, Public Policy  

Conference Coordinator: Rebecca Golbert, ais2018@aisisraelstudies.org

 



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