Events

Association for Jewish Studies 2015 Annual Conference

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 5:45pm

Boston Sheraton


United States

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Director Wolf Gruner and Center Fellow Kiril Feferman will both present papers at the 47th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies in Boston, Mass.

Gruner will present "Letters and Memoranda: Overlooked Jewish Means of Opposition and Protest Against the Persecutin in Nazi Germany." Feferman will present "Responses of Ukrainian and Russian Jewish Religious Leadership to the Ukrainian Crisi"

The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) was founded in 1969 by a small group of scholars seeking a forum for exploring methodological and pedagogical issues in the new eld of Jewish Studies. Since its founding, AJS has grown into the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide. As a constituent organization of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association for Jewish Studies represents the eld in the larger arena of the academic study of the humanities and social sciences in North America. AJS’s mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public. Its close to 2000 members are university faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and museum and related professionals who represent the breadth of Jewish Studies scholarship. The organization’s institutional members represent leading North American programs and departments in the eld.