21 November 2009

JGSLA 2010: Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is open for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (July 11-16, in Los Angeles).

The topics of interest are listed below. See the next JGSLA 2010 post for details and tips on submitting session proposals.

Your ideas are requested for what will be one of the most exciting conferences ever. Read all about the event, sign up for the newsletter, the blog and much more at the conference site.

There will be 5 1/2 days of information-packed programs and lectures by experts for all attendees from beginners to advanced. The program will include the Jewish Film Festival, computer classes/workshops, as well as artistic workshops and musical performances. It's the perfect time to network, collaborate, meet old and new friends, experts and archivists from around the world.

Mark your calendar: Proposals must be received through the online process only by 12:00am Pacific Coast time January 15, 2010. You may edit proposals through that time. No emailed proposals will be accepted.

These topics are of special interest, but this is just a guide to the possibilities:

Research sources/methodology: For beginning genealogists
Research sources/Jewish history: Los Angeles/State of California.
Research resources/methodology for:
-- Eastern Europe
-- Western Europe
-- Sephardim
-- Mizrahim
-- Converso/B'nai Anousim
-- Persian Jewish History
-- Israel (pre-/post-1948)
-- US/Canada
-- South/Central America
-- Other locales (Australia, China, South Africa, India, etc.)
Jewish immigration/migration
Jewish surname adoption/naming patterns
Genetics/DNA research
Holocaust research
The immigration experience
"Hollywood" and the Jewish community
Oral histories/family newsletters
Jewish history/culture
Yiddish theatre/Tin Pan Alley/klezmer music/Broadway
Roots/"shtetl" travel
Rabbinic research
Photographic/document preservation
Technology/Internet resources
Computer training workshops
Other workshops (photo identification, face-recognition, document preservation, etc.)
The program committee invites creativity, innovation, originality and even esoteric topics for new relevant sessions. Have suggestions for double sessions, panels, interactive and/or special presentations? Tell the committee.

Click here for more information, or email for answers to other questions about the program.

See the next JGSLA 2010 post for details and tips for preparing your proposals.

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