Call for Papers
Jews and Their Neighbours in Soviet Central Asia during the Second World War: Realities of Life and Survival
The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry is seeking proposals for full panels and individual papers for a one-day colloquium at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This colloquium will examine interactions and daily life among Jews and non-Jews in Soviet Central Asia and its bordering regions during the Second World War and its immediate aftermath (1941-1946). The colloquium will be held on March 8, 2016.
The organizers seek a broad spectrum of topics dealing with subsistence and survival in areas of wartime evacuation, including but not restricted to: the orientation of the Soviet regime, evacuation and return, interactions with local populations, living conditions during evacuation, and religious life.
Proposals for individual 20-minute papers should include:
- 1-page abstract (double-spaced) of the proposed paper.
- 1-page CV
- Contact details (e-mail, regular mailing address, phone).
Panel organizers should submit:
- A cover sheet with the title of the panel and titles of the individual papers.
- 1-page abstracts of the individual 20-minute papers.
- 1-page CVs and contact details for all presenters.
- Panels should include 3 papers.
Please send your proposals to Dr. Zeev Levin: Zeev.Levin at mail.huji.ac.il
The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by October 1, 2015.
The organizers hope to cover half of the travel expenses for the accepted participants from abroad and all of their hotel accommodations in Jerusalem for up to two nights. Please let us know if you will require this assistance. We are also applying for additional funding; if approved , the organizers will consider full travel reimbursements. Non-Israeli scholars should inform us if they need support letters to apply for an Israeli visa in order to attend the conference.