10 February 2008

South Africa: 2009 Jewish Migration conference

Jewish genealogy is a main category in the call for papers for the 2009 "Jewish Migration and the Family" conference.

Conference dates are January 5-7, 2009, at the Kaplan Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

The concept of the family is perhaps one of the most mythologised and stereotyped in Jewish history and culture. This conference will explore, within a multi- and inter-disciplinary framework, how Jewish families have been constructed, reconfigured and reconstructed from ancient to modern times.

Papers are especially welcome from those exploring ... the reasons behind the phenomenal growth of Jewish genealogy; and developing from the 2007 Kaplan Centre/Parkes Institute conference on ‘Jewish Journeys’, the role of and changing ideas about the family in Jewish migration patterns across the ages.

Program proposals (250 words) are due May 1, 2008 to to Dr James Jordan, jaj1@soton.ac.uk. Acceptance notices will be made by June 30, 2008.

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