San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
JEWS AND JUDAISM IN THE AMERICAN WORLD OF “DIFFERENCE”:
THE 2014 BIENNIAL SCHOLARS’ CONFERENCE ON
AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
June 10-12, 2014
Sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society and
hosted by Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies with support from
the Knapp Family Foundation.
The 2014 Biennial Scholars’ Conference on American Jewish History will explore where Jews have fit in the diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic mix that has characterized American life. By exploring how Jews have been positioned and have positioned themselves in American society and in relation to other groups (including, but not limited to African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and European ethnics), we hope to answer some of the following questions: How has Jewish experience compared to the experiences of other ethnic, racial, and religious groups in the United States? How have American policies and attitudes toward “difference” shaped Jewish status and self-understanding? What impact have they had on Jewish efforts to assert a distinctive identity and to reframe American conversations about diversity? How has the American racial and ethnic constellation influenced Jewish interactions and relationships with other groups? How have intersecting identities of gender, region, and class complicated questions related to ethnic, racial, and religious “difference”? Are Jews insiders or outsiders in American society? How have these questions changed over time and how have they been reflected in American and American Jewish cultural production?
Full conference registration includes:
-two continental breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner
-entrance to the Old Fourth Ward Afro-Klezemer Orchestra concert (June 10)
-entrance to all conference sessions
-coffee breaks between sessions
Academic Council Membership Information
Your membership in the Academic Council of AJHS supports academic work in American Jewish history. Financial support is critical to the AJHS’s mission of collecting, preserving and showcasing the history of Jews in America.
We invite you to renew your membership in the American Jewish Historical Society for the year 2014. Your dues will entitle you to the following:
• Annual subscription to American Jewish History (4 issues), the journal of record for the scholarly study of American Jewish history since 1891.
• Membership on the Academic Council that is listed on the AJHS website. This group is the basis of a directory of academic resources and speakers.
• Invitations and discounts to programs, events and exhibition openings, including The Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History.
When & Where
American Jewish Historical Society
The American Jewish Historical Society
Responsible for the Future of the American Jewish Past
The American Jewish Historical Society provides access to more than 25 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present. Among the treasures of this heritage are the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus, which graces the Statue of Liberty; records of the nation’s leading Jewish communal organizations and important collections in the fields of education, philanthropy, science, sports, business and the arts. Founded in 1892, AJHS is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the nation. AJHS is one of five partner organizations at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan and has a branch in Boston.