The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/L’Association des études juives canadiennes (ACJS /l’AÉJC) will be holding its 34th Annual Conference May 30-June 1, 2010 at Concordia University in Montreal as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference provides a platform for original scholarly research in Canadian Jewish history, life and culture. Individuals are invited to send proposals for learned paper presentations in either English or French twenty minutes in
length (approximately 2,000 words) that concern some aspect of the Canadian Jewish experience.
Potential presenters are asked to submit a paper
proposal by Tuesday, January 5, 2010. The paper proposal should comprise a
400-word abstract formulated to clearly and concisely state the main argument
of the scholarly paper and indicate how it will contribute to existing
scholarship in the field of Canadian Jewish Studies. It should also include a
bibliography of relevant sources. The abstract should be sent as a .doc or .rtf
attachment, double-spaced in Times New Roman font, with the paper title clearly
indicated at the top. The name, affiliation, address, telephone number and
e-mail of the potential presenter as well as the title of the proposed paper
should be located in the body of the e-mail only (and not in the attached
abstract). University students are asked to send an accompanying letter of
support from their academic advisor. All proposals will receive anonymous peer
review, after which point communication with presenters will occur by
mid-February of 2010.
All presenters must be current members of ACJS at
the time that proposals are submitted (i.e. January 5, 2010). Proposals from
individuals who are not current members of ACJS will not be reviewed.
Membership information for ACJS can be found on our website:
Partial financial support to defray travel and
accommodation costs is available for presenters who have been members of the
ACJS for at least one full calendar year prior to January 2010 (i.e. presenters
must be in good standing for both 2009 and 2010 in order to be eligible for
support). University students are exempt from this requirement, and are also
eligible for additional top-up support. In all cases, because ACJS support
funds are limited, presenters (including students) are expected to apply first
to their host institutions for whatever funds may be available to them locally.
Applications for financial support, which will be sent to eligible presenters
along with the notice of acceptance of their paper proposal, will be due the
first week of March, with results to be communicated by the end of March.
As the ACJS annual conference is part of the
larger national conference body called the Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences, ACJS conference participants whose paper proposals have been
accepted must register in advance for the Congress by paying the required fees
for both the general Congress registration and the ACJS conference
registration. Early bird registration rates are available before April 1, 2010.
Participants will receive details on registration from the Program Chair and
are also invited to consult the Congress website for details: www.congress2010.ca.
Please note that presentations from individuals who have not pre-registered for
the Congress and ACJS Conference will not be included in our Preliminary
Please e-mail proposals to Prof. Rebecca Margolis, Program Chair,