Hi everyone

 

We would welcome further proposals for the forthcoming conference: Jewish History in a Global Context: Telling Transnational Stories.

 

Kind regards


Steve

 

Jewish History in a Global Context: Telling Transnational Stories.

Australian Association for Jewish Studies

Deakin University, City Centre Campus

13th – 15th February, 2022

 

Ever since the seminal 2005 volume Connected Worlds; History in Transnational Perspective co-edited by Ann Curthoys and Marilyn Lake brought transnational approaches to Australian history into focus, a growing scholarship has examined the ways in which the past and its representations are shaped through processes and relationships across national borders. Jewish historical scholarship has traditionally been alive to these approaches with mobilities, diaspora, travel, memory and mobilities as key themes (Kahn and Mendelsohn 2014). Despite this, as Sarah Green (2008) and others remind us, borders are processes; acts of imagination as well as objects that perform in myriad ways to try and halt the movement of people, things and ideas. This conference seeks to explore what new ways of approaching Jewish histories might be developed through the intersection between transnational histories and border studies. How have borders interrupted the transnational flow of people, things and ideas? How have material and imaginative borders been overcome? In what ways can thinking with and across borders shed new light on the people and process of the past? How have the complexities of these transnational histories been told and represented through film, photography, testimony, literature and in galleries, archives, and museums?

We invite proposals for papers relating to current research in this broad area.

Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Deadline for proposals is September 18, 2021. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a short biographical note, no longer than 50 words and sent to: steven.cooke@deakin.edu.au 

 

The format for the 2022 conference is a hybrid event, with combined in-person and online events.

 

We encourage postgraduate students to apply. After the conference, presenters are also invited to submit written articles for consideration for publication in the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies. Presenters at the conference must be current AAJS members for 2021 (membership can be paid as part of the conference registration fee).

 

Further details about the conference can be found at: http://www.aajs.org.au/next-conference/

Supported by the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University.

 

Convenors:

Associate Professor Steven Cooke (Deakin University), Dr Donna-Lee Frieze (Deakin University), Dr Anna Hirsh (Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne)

 

 

 

Dr Steven Cooke

Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Associate Head of School (International and Partnerships)

 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

Faculty of Arts and Education

 

Deakin University

T:  + 61 (0) 3 9244 6827

E: steven.cooke@deakin.edu.au

W: www.deakin.edu.au/chms

W: www.deakin.edu.au/ADI 

 

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I am a member of the Australian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and a member of the Memorials and Museums Working Group

 

 

 


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