The Program Committee of the 33rd 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: A Century After Balfour: Vision and Reality. This year's conference will be held at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA on June 12-14, 2017.
A century after the Balfour Declaration we wish to revisit the possibilities and ideas reflected in this seminal document in the context of present realities. This centenary provides a lens for scholars to examine topics such as Israel’s attitudes towards imperialism and world powers, Israel in the context of the Middle East, relations between Diaspora Jews and the Zionist movement and the State of Israel, the meaning of a Jewish homeland, the imperative to secure the civil and religious rights of non-Jewish communities, and the role of international institutions in implementing the Declaration. These and other issues invite research and scholarship by the multiple disciplines that constitute the humanities and the social and political sciences. The deadline for submission of all proposals is January 15, 2017.
For more information about submissions and the conference visit the conference website.