Dear Colleagues,

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 Studies).

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]

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])

William Donahue ([log in to unmask])

Steffen Kaupp
Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies
Duke University, Durham NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Graduate Certificate Program in Women's Studies
Duke University

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