Upcoming and Future Events

MJSA 2022 Conference Scheduled

The 2022 MSJA Conference will be held 
18-19 September 2022
The University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

Call for Papers


The thirty-fourth annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) will be held September 18-19, 2022 in a hybrid format.


The conference welcomes proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary).

All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops. Proposals may be for complete panels or for individual papers. Proposals must include a 200-word abstract defining the primary themes, conclusions, and sources utilized in the research, as well as a one page CV. Panel proposals must include abstracts for 3 to 4 papers, CVs for all participants, a general explanation of how the papers are related and what the general significance of the panel is, as well as the name of the chair of the proposed session. Roundtables are also welcome with an abstract and CV of all participants. Please note if you will be in-person or virtual. Only one submission per participant, please.

All graduate students (full or part-time) are eligible to compete for the Graduate Student Paper Award. Only publishable papers, some portion of which will be presented at the conference, are welcome. The winning paper will be recognized on our website and the winner awarded a check. Once the paper has been accepted to the conference, it needs to be submitted by August 1st, 2022 to Professor Laura Wiseman (lwiseman@edu.yorku.ca) for judging by the committee.


The deadline for the submission of proposals for individual papers or complete panels is May 30th, 2022. Please direct all inquiries and submissions to: Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides (maraioannides@missouristate.edu).