It is our pleasure to announce that the Third Biennial Duke Workshop in
German Jewish Studies will take place from *Sunday, February 10, 2013
until Tuesday, February 12, 2013* in Durham, NC at the King's Daughters
Inn (near the Duke East Campus) and in part on campus.
We welcome 3 kinds of proposals:
1) *A 10 minute research briefing* on your most recent work in the area
of German Jewish Studies. Designed to start conversation early in the
project and receive input and commentary.
2) *A 15-20 minute “conference” talk* that would ideally be presented
extemporaneously rather than read. We want to maximize communication,
relaxed interaction, and the opportunity for the exchange of ideas.
3) *A 15-20 minute “Teach the Book (Article)” session* that presents the
bare bones of a published book's (your own book or article) argument and
method followed by Q&A. The idea is not to replace a careful reading of
a much longer, nuanced argument but to entice readers into the given
topic as well as to provide "outsiders" to the respective subfield an
overview of what is going on in that area of scholarship.
Contributions in the area of undergraduate programming, pedagogy,
archive resources, and community affairs are welcome.
The keynote address will be given by Prof. Jonathan M. Hess (UNC-Chapel
Hill) and our plenary speaker is Prof. Richard S. Levy (University of
Illinois-Chicago). The workshop also features a special Dreyfus Affair
exhibit viewing (in collaboration with the Moses Mendelssohn Center at
the University of Potsdam, Duke University Libraries, and Duke Jewish
As in the past, we welcome *submissions from advanced graduate
students* (those at the dissertation stage), and will reserve about five
slots for them. These applications require endorsement by the
dissertation director, who ideally would attend the conference.
Please send your proposals (not more than 400 words) to our managing
editor, Mr. Steffen Kaupp, at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
We can accommodate 35-40 participants and will begin accepting
submissions on a rolling basis beginning *November 15* (though you are
welcome to submit today!).
Participants are expected to stay for the entire conference and receive:
- All meals, including continental breakfast, buffet lunches and
dinners, and coffee/snack breaks.
- Out-of-town participants who do not reside in the triangle area
receive one free night at the King’s Daughters Inn (the second is paid
by the participant).
We look forward to seeing you at our Third Biennial German Jewish
Studies Workshop next February. Make sure to check back regularly on our
new website for updates on the workshop program:
Martha Helfer ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
William Donahue ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
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