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Hungarian Hebrew Studies Conference

Schweitzer Lectures 2020


The conference of the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Society

OR–ZSE, Budapest, 5 February 2020



Orszagos Rabbikepzo Intezet
Introduction Call for papers Deadlines
and programme
Submission Contact
and location
József Schweitzer


Download cfp in Hungarian (pdf).

We are inviting scholars and students in Hebrew studies and in related disciplines to submit an at most 1-page-long abstract for the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Conference. You are kindly asked to do so using this web form by the deadline of 20 November 27 November 2019. Please consider the following when preparing your abstract.

The topic of a presentation may cover any subfield of Hebrew studies, including among others: the Hebrew Bible and its historical, archaeological, cultural and religious context, the Hellenistic and Roman period, Qumran and early Judaism, rabbinical and medieval Jewish literature, Jewish history, social history, cultural history, history of religion, and so forth. Welcome are works employing historical, social scientific, philosophical, ethnographic and anthropological, literary, linguistic and translations studies methodologies, as well. However, theological discussions related to any particular confession, independently of their scholarly worth, fall outside the scope of the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Conference.

This year a special emphasis will be given to papers dealing with the research topics of G├ęza Xeravits, vice-president of the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Society, who passed away recently.

Speakers will have 30 minutes at their disposal, which is best used as 20-22 minutes for the talk and 8-10 minutes for the discussion. The language of the talks can be either Hungarian or English. We expect the presentation of new results, either unpublished, or recently published, but unknown to the broader audience.

Submissions of at most 1-page-long anonymous abstracts in pdf format are welcome via the web form until the deadline, 20 November 27 November 2019. Three forms of submission are available:

  • Regular abstract: anonymous submission by students and scholars who are not members of the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Society, but also by members. These abstracts undergo regular double-blind peer review, in order to ensure the quality of the conference.
  • Member abstract: members of the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Society who will have paid their membership dues of 2019 by the submission deadline can also submit a non-anonymous abstract. Their membership of the Society will be the guarantee for the quality of their papers presenting novel research results, which we shall aim at including in the programme.
  • Student abstract: undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are eligible to submit a student abstract. These submissions will enter the regular program, if they are of comparable quality. Further promising papers will be presented in a special dedicated student session (with possibly a shorter period of time assigned).