39th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies
The Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University
June 26 - 28, 2023
The Program Committee of the 39th annual conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars from around the world conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies to submit proposals for organized panels and individual papers. Of special interest are proposals relating to the conference theme — Israel at 75: Archives, History and Society.
The Conference will be hosted by the Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University, and will take place from Monday, June 26 to Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the Washington Square, New York campus.
The conference aims to bring together international scholars from any discipline relevant to Israel Studies – including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Arts (music, visual, performance, film, etc.), Conflict Resolution, Disability Studies, Economics and Business, Education, Geography and Environment, History, International Relations, Language and Literature, Law, Media and Communication, Philosophy and Thought, Politics, and Sociology. We particularly welcome papers and panels that focus on the social, cultural, and political challenges facing Israel as it marks its 75th year, as well as changing perspectives in Israeli history and the challenges of preserving and accessing the historical record.
We encourage applications from established and emerging scholars working on all aspects of Israeli history, society, politics, and culture. Full panels are strongly encouraged, but individual papers may also be submitted. The conference is planned as an in-person meeting, but we will be closely monitoring the news and are prepared to switch to online mode if necessary.
The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15, 2023.
▪ Submission of papers and panels is online at the AIS website (www.aisisraelstudies.org/conferences)
▪ Individual abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
▪ Roundtable proposals should include a chair and 3-5 experts on the subject.
▪ The importance of diversity in the AIS should be kept in mind.
▪ Panel proposals should include a chair, a list of 3-5 participants, and a panel description not exceeding 750 words. The session submitter will receive a link to forward to each individual presenter, so they may submit their individual abstract into the system.
- This year the AIS is providing zoom sessions to answer any questions about panel submissions: November 1, December 1, January 1. Details to be announced.
▪ Registration: All presenters and chairs are required to register for the conference and to be current AIS members in order to present and be listed on the conference program.
- Registration is online on the AIS website, beginning November 1 for AIS membership and March 1 for the Conference.
▪ Abstracts from accepted and registered participants will be posted online as part of the conference program. We recommend you check yours for grammar and syntax.
▪ Graduate students who have completed their course work are encouraged to submit their proposal and should provide the email of their advisor for approval.
▪ If you have any questions, kindly email us at email@example.com.
The AIS will provide a limited number of grants to support conference participation of scholars who have no institutional travel support.
▪ All travel grant requests should be sent by email to Ilan Ben-Ami, AIS Treasurer, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Graduate students who wish to apply for travel grants should send a request along with a copy of their proposal and a letter from their advisor.
▪ PhD holders without institutional travel support must include their abstract proposal and a current CV.
▪ The grant application deadline is also Sunday, January 15, 2023.
Program Committee Co-chairs: Ronald W. Zweig and Avi Shilon
Anthropology and Sociology
Virginia Rosa Dominguez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Iddo Tavory, New York University
Nissim Leon, Bar-Ilan University
Arab and Palestinian Society in Israel
Rami Zeedan, University of Kansas
Mustafa Abbasi, Tel Hai University
Sami Miaari, Tel Aviv University
Archives and Freedom of Information
Ronald W. Zweig, New York University
Michal Soffer, University of Haifa
Hannah Zaves-Greene, Sarah Lawrence College
Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship
Arie Krampf, Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Tali Tadmor-Shimony, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Dina Roginsky, Yale University
Bat-Zion Klorman-Eraqi, The Open University of Israel
Brian Roby, University of Michigan
Merav Alush-Levron, Tel Aviv University
Geography and Environment
Nir Cohen, Bar-Ilan University
Tamar Novick, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
History of Zionism
Yitzhak Conforti, Bar-Ilan University
Rona Yona, Tel Aviv University
David Engel, New York University (emeritus)
History of the Yishuv
Ronald W. Zweig, New York University
Nimrod Lin, Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies
Aviva Halamish, The Open University of Israel
History of the State of Israel
Orit Rozin, Tel Aviv University
Meir Chazan, Tel Aviv University
International Relations and Conflict Resolution
Yael S. Aronoff, Michigan State University
Lior Lehrs, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel in/and the Jewish World
Donna Robinson Divine, Smith College
Hizky Shoham, Bar-Ilan University
Zohar Segev, Haifa University
Israel in/and the Arab World
Amir Pedahzur, The University of Texas
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University
Elie Podeh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Language and Literature
Benny Hary, New York University
Roni Henig, New York University
Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Brandeis University
Ahmad Amara, NYU Tel Aviv
Karin Loevy, New York University
Media and Communication
Nissim Katz, Kinneret College
Yoram Peri, University of Maryland
Music, Visual, and Performing Arts
Shiri Goren, Yale University
Olga Gershenson, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Philosophy and Religious Thought
Motti Inbari, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Tomer Persico, Hartman Institute / University of California, Berkeley
Elisheva Rosman-Stollman, Bar-Ilan University
Csaba Nikolenyi, Concordia University
Avi Shilon, New York University / Tel Hai
Erez Maggor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yair Sheleg, Shalom Hartman Institute
Women, Gender and Sexualities
Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, Bar-Ilan University
Gilly Hartal, Bar-Ilan University
Matan Boord, Bar-Ilan University
"Israel: Conflicts and Mobility in a Diverse Society"
Virtually hosted by The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
The 2022 Conference Team: