CFP: 13th International Conference On Jewish Names (at 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 6-10, 2017 at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Campus, Israel)

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Call for Papers for the Thirteenth International Conference on Jewish Names (deadline: November 10, 2016).

The conference on Jewish Names will be held as part of The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, which will take place from August 6-10, 2017 at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Campus, Israel.

Call for Papers: The conference committee welcomes papers on all aspects of Jewish onomastics (personal names, family names, epithets and place-names) from the biblical period through the modern age, representing all Jewish communities world-wide and from all fields of research, including Judaic studies, linguistics, literature, sociology, anthropology, genealogy, and toponymics. Papers will be given in Hebrew and English.

Scholars who wish to present papers are requested to send a 200 word abstract, clearly stating contribution, a selected bibliography, and a brief academic profile to the address listed below no later than November 10, 2016.

For further information please contact: Professor Aaron Demsky Director, Project for the Study of Jewish Names E-mail: Aaron.Demsky@biu.ac.il; Steering Committee: Dr. Yigal Levin, Dr. TsviSadan, and Dr. Stephanie Ginensky

All participants must register for the The 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies. For further information regarding registration see: www.jewish-studies.org; jewishst@vms.huji.ac.il, tel. +972-2-5325842.