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Hungarian Hebrew Studies Conference

Schweitzer Lectures 2024

The conference of the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Society

Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, 1 February 2024

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Introduction Call for papers Deadlines
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Submission Contact
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József Schweitzer


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The Hungarian Hebrew Studies Society continues its tradition of organizing the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Conference. This one-day-long yearly meeting will take place this time on 1 February 2024, at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Our conference series commemorates the founding president of our Society, Prof dr. József Schweitzer (1922–2015), former Chief Rabbi of Hungary and director of the Rabbinical Seminary.

We are inviting scholars and students in Hebrew studies and in related fields to submit an at most 1-page-long abstract for the Hungarian Hebrew Studies Conference. You are kindly asked to make use of this web form by the deadline, which is 17 December 20 December 2023. 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, including modern and contemporary periods. 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.

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 We expect the presentation of new results, either unpublished, or recently published, but unknown to the broader audience.

Two 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.
  • 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).

Submissions of at most 1-page-long anonymous abstracts in pdf format are welcome via the web form until the deadline, 17 December 20 December 2023.