The next meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics will be held January 4-7, 2024 in Chicago, IL. The deadline to submit proposals is 8PM EST on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Proposals dealing with any aspect of Jewish ethics—theoretical or applied, classical or contemporary—are welcome. We seek proposals on any topic, including projects that utilize philosophical, historical, social scientific, cultural studies, literary, or critical theoretical approaches. The society is committed to cultivating methodological diversity and cross-disciplinary conversations.
This year we are particularly interested in presentations dealing with issues related to Jewish ethics and democracy, affect and emotions in Jewish ethics, and work that considers how to expand the range of methods and source materials used in Jewish ethics. We are also interested in proposals that engage pedagogical questions, including discussions of syllabi in ethics-related disciplines. In addition, we are interested in presentations that consider the intersection of scholarship, communal life, and activism.
Proposals can be submitted in two formats: either as individual papers or as pre-arranged panels on a shared topic. Panel proposals involving members of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics are also encouraged. All proposals should include: a tentative title, a proposal (500-700 words), an abbreviated abstract of 100 words to appear in the conference program (this can be revised later), a selected bibliography, and the contact information of the presenter (name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address). Panel proposals should include this information for the panel as a whole; we do not require a separate abstract for each paper. Panel proposals should include contact information for all participants. All proposals are reviewed anonymously.
Please submit proposals using the SJE 2024 Submission Form. You will be asked to sign into a Google Account to use the submission form. If you do not have a Google account, you can send your proposal via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage authors to submit their completed papers for publication in the Journal of Jewish Ethics. All presenters must become members of the SJE—you do not have to be a member to submit a proposal. Membership fees are on a generous sliding scale. Ample scholarships are available for the conference this year, with preference given to graduate students, contingent faculty, and others with no institutional support.
Questions about the conference may be sent to conference co-chairs, Sarah Zager and Ranana Dine: email@example.com
The deadline for submission of proposals is 8PM EST on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.