Call For Papers: "Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity"

May 15, 2010

YIISA: The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism
and
The International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA)
CALL FOR PAPERS
For The Upcoming Conference
“Global Antisemitism:
A Crisis of Modernity”
Monday, August 23rd – Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Yale University, New Haven, CT

The International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA) is a newly formed professional association which aims to represent scholars and intellectuals engaged in the study of antisemitism across the globe regardless of school of thought, scientific approach, academic discipline or ideological view.  Created to advance knowledge pertaining to the origins and manifestations of antisemitism, IASA recognizes the aspirations of scholars in all disciplines.

Antisemitism is one of the most complex and, at times, perplexing forms of hatred.  It spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations.  In the aftermath of the Shoah, some contend that antisemitism illustrates the limitations of the Enlightenment and modernity itself.  In the contemporary context of globalised relations it appears that antisemitism has taken on new and changing forms that need to be decoded, mapped and critiqued.  In fact, given the rise of current genocidal antisemitic discourse as a social movement, and the limited response to it by the human rights community, this could point to a possible crisis of modernity.  This conference aims to explore this discursive phenomenon from an interdisciplinary approach.
IASA is now accepting paper and panel proposals to be presented at this conference.  Please send a short CV and 500-word proposal to [email protected] by Monday, May 17, 2010. For more information please email Ulrike Becker at [email protected] or email/call Lauren Clark at 203.432.5239 or [email protected]
IASA will host its inaugural international conference at Yale University, in conjunction with the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA).  This conference is being organized in conjunction with the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, and other institutions nationally and internationally.
Conference registration is now open.  Registration fees are $150; Senior Citizens – $100; Students – $75.  Under exceptional circumstances fees may be waived.  Checks may be made payable to the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) and mailed to YIISA/IASA Conference, 77 Prospect Street, P.O. Box 208209, New Haven, CT 06520.  For more information regarding registration please contact [email protected] or 203.432.5239.
More information: www.iasa-anti.org and www.yale.edu/yiisa