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Call for Papers



The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Sede-Boqer Campus
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
June 23-25, 2014

The Program Committee of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars
conducting research on any aspect of Israel studies to submit proposals for individual papers and organized panels.
Proposals relating to the conference theme - “Israel: Leadership & Critical Decisions” are of particular interest.
The conference will address the issue of leadership in society from a broad range of political, cultural, religious, social,
and economic perspectives. Among the themes to be addressed are: leadership that generates processes of nationbuilding
and national revolution; leadership in times of institutionalization and conventionalization; leadership in the
face of crises; the class context of political leadership, political leaders of minorities and elite groups in Israeli society
and the Jewish people; the connections between political leaders, religious leaders and cultural leaders.
Deadline for Submission of all Proposals
January 14, 2014

Submission Guidelines

Individual papers and panel proposals should be submitted using the online submission form available on the AIS

Individual paper proposals should not exceed 250 words.  The committee strongly encourages scholars to submit panel proposals. These should include information on the panel theme and on each individual paper and should not exceed 750 words.  PhD students who have completed their course work are encouraged to apply and should provide the email of
their advisor for approval.  All presenters will be required to register for the conference and be current AIS members. Registration is online at the AIS website. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Travel Grants:

All applications should be sent by e-mail to Professor Ilan Ben-Ami, AIS Treasurer, at:
The travel grant application deadline is January 6, 2014.  PhD 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 university travel support should send an abstract of the proposed paper and a current CV.

Program Committee

Paula Kabalo, Chair
Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Gender Studies Alan Dowty, International Relations
Arnon Golan, Geography Aviva Halamish, Social History
Colin Shindler, Political History Csaba Nikolenyi, Political Science
Dalia Manor, Visual Arts David C. Jacobson, Hebrew Literature
Hanan Alexander, Education Rachel S. Harris, Film Studies
Avia Spivak, Economics Russell Stone, Sociology
Yoram Peri, Communication Studies Nir Kedar, Law and Legal Studies
Rebecca B. Kook, Comparative Politics Sylvia Barack Fishman, Diaspora
Uzi Rebhun, Demography Robert O. Freedman, Middle Eastern Studies

For questions, please contact the conference coordinator, Tamara Eshel at

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