In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

212 SHOFAR Spring 2000 Vol. 18, No.3 News and Information Call for Papers: Midwest Jewish Studies Association Conference The twelfth annual conference ofthe Midwest Jewish Studies Association will be held September 17-18, 2000 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers/presentations/workshops. The conference welcomes proposals in all areas ofJewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary). The MJSA encourages panelists to address pedagogical aspects oftheir topics, and papers centered on pedagogical issues are most welcome. Proposals may be for complete sessions or for individual papers. Individuals willing to chair a session (rather than give a paper) are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, with an indication ofareas ofexpertise. The deadline for submission ofproposals is May 1, 2000. Send two copies of a one-page abstract, including an e-mail address, to: Dean Bell, MJSA Program Chair, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, II 60605; phone: 312-322-1791; fax: 312-922-6406; e-mail: Ifproposing a complete session, please send all abstracts together. Further information about the conference is available from Dean Bell at the address above, or from the local host, Steve Weiland, Director of the Jewish Program at Michigan State, 5I7-432-3493 or Lehigh University to Host Conference on Representing the Holocaust The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies will host a conference "Representing the Holocaust: Practices, Products, Projections" May 21-23, 2000, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Artists, photographers, curators and academicians will discuss the distinctive problems that confront those attempting to represent the Holocaust in art, photography, museums, and monuments. Presenters include Ariella Azoulay (Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv), Michael Berenbaum (consultant, Los Angeles), Alice Lok Cahana(artist and survivor, Houston), Judy Chicago (artist, Belen, N.M.), Stephen Feinstein (Univ. of Minnesota), Michelle Friedman (Haverford College), Shelley Hornstein (York Univ.), Tami Katz-Freiman (curator, Tel Aviv), Norman Kleeblatt (Jewish Museum, New York), Andrea Liss (California State Univ. of San Marcos), Edward Lucie-Smith (art historian, London), Peter Novick (Univ. ofChicago), Art Spiegelman (comix artist, New York), Oren Stier (Florida International Univ.), Debbie Teicholz (photographer, Demarest, N.J.), Ernst News and Information 213 van Alphen (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningem, Rotterdam), Mindy Weisel (artist, Washington, D.C.), and Barbie Zelizer (Univ. of Pennsylvania). See details, or contact the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University, 9 West Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015-3082: (610) 758-4869, fax (610) 758-4858, e-mail Medieval Hebrew Codicology and Paleography Workshop The University ofPennsylvania Jewish Studies Program, in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Library, is planning to hold a workshop in medieval Hebrew codicology and paleography in October 2000. The proposed workshop will be led by Professor Malachi Beit-Arie, Professor of Codicology and Paleography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a worldrenowned authority on the subject. The two-day program will provide an overview of the field ofcodicology in cross-cultural and comparative perspective and ofthe methods of localizing and dating Hebrew manuscripts. The primary focus will be on technical aspects of writing materials and their typological significance, on the formation of a codex, including features like quiring and ruling, as well as on the ways that scribal layout devices shape the page. The paleological segment will cover how to differentiate handwriting types and individual elements within stereotypical handwritings. The workshop is open to advanced graduate students, faculty, scholars, and professionals in the field of Jewish and related studies. For more information, please contact Ms. Christine Walsh, Administrative Assistant, University of Pennsylvania Jewish Studies Program, 711 Williams Hall, 255 South 36th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; phone: 215-898-6654; e-mail: Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany The third annual Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany, organized by the Chairs ofYiddish at the universities ofTrier and DUsseldorf, will be held August 28-30, 2000, and not in September...


Additional Information

Print ISSN
pp. 212-216
Launched on MUSE
Open Access
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.