‘Jews as Active Citizens – Past and Present’ Conference CFP

28 February-1 March 2021, National Jewish Memorial Centre, Canberra 

The 2021 national meeting of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies seeks to interrogate the notion of “active citizenship” as it relates to Jews and Jewish community. How have Jews participated in, and even constructed, political and communal life, across history and across disparate societies and cultures? To what extent is/was Jewish identity relevant to these political contributions? Are Jews socialised or empowered to be “active citizens” today? Where does active citizenship occur – is it publicly performed in synagogues or parliaments, or are activities in the private sphere also fundamental to the growth and sustainability of society and citizens? And how do categories of race, class and gender affect the answers to these questions? 

Proposals due 30 June 2020 

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