Israel: A Case Study: The Jewish State as Reflected in the Humanities and Social Sciences

A conference marking the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel
May 14-16, 2018

Sede Boqer Campus

The conference will be held in English. Submission of proposals by January 15, 2018
To submit proposals and for further details, contact:

For more information:


Travel subsidy call for November Israeli Food conference at American University

Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society
American University, Washington, DC
November 12-13, 2017
Travel Subsidies for Junior Faculty Available
Scholars are invited to attend “Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society”, an international academic conference on November 12th-13th, 2017 at American University in Washington, DC. Thanks to the generosity of the Jewish Studies Program, American University has funds to subsidize the participation of faculty and advanced graduate students in the conference. The maximum award will be $500 per person. Applications for travel subsidies are due October 1, 2017. Notifications will be made on a rolling basis before. Please submit all applications for travel subsidy by email to Questions may be directed to Laura Cutler, Center for Israel Studies,, 202-885-3780.
Conference Chairs:
Michael Brenner, Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, American University and Chair of Jewish History and Culture, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
Pamela Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies, American University
Conference Proposal: Israeli cuisine has changed as Israel itself has changed and Israeli food is now one of the hottest culinary trends in the global food industry. This is exemplified by recent James Beard Foundation awards for Israeli chefs Yotam Ottolenghi, Alon Shaya, and Michael Solomonov (of Philadelphia’s Zahav), named 2017 Outstanding Chef of the Year. The conference aims to explore the intersection of Israeli cuisine and society through the lens of history, demographic changes and the integration of various cultures into the nation. The conference will feature academics in the fields of food studies and culture studies, in tandem with Israeli chefs and food experts.
Location: The conference will take place at various locations on the campus of American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Link to Detailed Conference Program and Junior Scholar Travel Subsidy Application:

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program will host an interactive webinar to examine the range of Fulbright opportunities available to teach and conduct research in Israel. They will discuss relevant application tips and highlight examples of successful projects. They will also be joined by program alumni who will share about their experiences as Fulbright U.S. Scholars to Israel.
The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 10AM-11PM EST.
 Register for the webinar here:
Attendees are welcome to send questions in advance of the webinar to

Faces of Israel at Expo ‘67

Concordia University: Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies
Join us for our symposium on May 23 & 24, 2017
The program brings together members of the community with scholars from Canada, Israel and Europe.
The events will be held at the Samuel Bronfman Building (1590 Docteur Penfield), Sir George Williams Campus.  For more information about the symposium and/or to register, please contact the Institute at or 514-848-2424 ext: 8721.
In addition to the symposium, we are featuring a special exhibit in the SB-Atrium. 
1 of 13 in '67: Memories of a Hostess at the Israel Pavilion from the Archive of Sara Riesman
The official opening will take place at the symposium and then remain open until June 9th.  After the 9th, part of the exhibit will be feature online.


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