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224 SHOFAR Summer 1996 Vol. 14, No.4 NEWS AND INFORMATION Conferences Call for Papers: Religious Lives of American Jewish Women Temple University in Philadelphia will host a conference on the Religious Lives ofAmerican Jewish Women in April 1998. The conference co-chairs are seeking essays that address the following questions: What has been the texture of Jewish women's religious lives in the U.S. from the colonial era to the present? How did Jewish women define and live their lives in religious terms? What was the shape and content of their private religious lives? In what ways did women express their religion in their interactions in the public spheres of American Jewish life? In all these considerations, the' terms Judaism and religion are meant to include education, philanthropy, domestiCity, inculcating the next generation, piety, and spirituality. The 12 to 15 papers accepted will be discussed at an invitation-only, conference which will consist solely of the discussion of these papers. Please submit a one- to two-page abstract on your topic by November 1, 1996. Questions may be directed to one of the co-chairs: Jonathan Sarna, professor ofAmericanJewish history at Brandeis University (617-736-2977); Pamela Nadell, professor ofAmericanJewish history at American University (202-885-2425); and Murray Friedman, Director ofthe Feinstein Center for American Jewish History (215-665-2300). Call for Papers: Women in Jewish Life and Culture The Western Jewish Studies Association is inviting papers for its third annual conference, April 6-8, 1997, at the University ofArizona at Tucson. The theme of the conference is Women in Jewish Life and Culture; areas of interest include: Sephardic, Latin & South America, Crypto-Jews, Jews in the American West; Literature, Media, Arts, and Popular Culture; Pedagogy; Biblical Studies, Theology, Spirituality, Philosophy; and Ethics; Interfaith Relations; and Israel, Middle East, and Holocaust. The deadline for submission of abstracts (original and four copies) is October 15, 1996. For more information, contact Esther Fuchs, Program News and Infonnation 225 Chair, Judaic Studies Program, University of Arizona, P.o. Box 210080, Tucson,."2 85721-0080. Call for Papers: Jewish Music The Second International Conference on Jewish Music is planned by the City University of London, England, for April 7-10, 1997. Papers may be submitted to the University for this conference. For further details please contact Alexander Knapp, John Loss Research Fellow in Jewish Music at City University, London (phone: 0171 477 8283). Twelfth World Congress ofJewish Studies The Twelfth World Congress ofJewish Studies will take place at the Hebrew University ofJerusalem from July 29 through August 5, 1997. The Congress comprises five Divisions: Division A (the Bible and its world); Division B (the history of the Jewish people); Division C (Rabbinic literature, Jewish law, and Jewish thought); Division D (literature, languages, and arts); and Division E (contemporary Jewish society). During the Congress special attention will be paid to several research topics: Jerusalem; the persecutions of 1066; the Cairo Genizah; and the First Zionist Congress. Scholars wishing to lecture in one of the five divisions are invited to submit two titles, accompanied by a descriptive outline ofone-halfpage for each proposal. Time allowed for each presentation is 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes devoted to discussion. Proposals are due on December 1, 1996, and should be submitted to the General Secretary of the Congress, R. Margolin, at the World Union of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University, 46 Jabotinsky St., P.O.B. 4459, Jerusalem 91043, Israel; phone 972-2-5670780 or 5670782; fax 972ยท2630288 ; e-mail: Educational Opportunities Ruth Meltzer Fellowship In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, the United States Holocaust Research Institute announces the Ruth Meltzer Fellowship. This fellowship provides support for an academic year in residence for research on issues related to the Nuremberg trials and is 226 SHOFAR Summer 1996 Vol. 14, No.4 made possible by a generous grant from Mrs. Ruth Meltzer of Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Holocaust Research Institute, the scholarly division of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, fosters research in Holocaust and genocide studies broadly defined. It welcomes a variety of approaches by scholars in history, politica~ science, philosophy, religion, sociology, literature...


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