British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference 2017, Edinburgh 10-12 July 2017

a4-bajs-2017-poster‘Jews on the Move: Exploring the movement of Jews, objects, texts, and ideas in space and time’

This conference is hosted by the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS), in cooperation with the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh.

We gratefully acknowledge the following grants received in support of the conference:


BAJS 2017 Programme-FINAL


Confirmed keynote speakers:


Please note that delegates are responsible for finding and booking their accommodation during the conference. The University of Edinburgh offers a range of accommodation: . Visit Scotland lists options for all budgets: .

The conference venue is School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom.

Guidelines for papers:

Papers are 20min in length and are followed by 10min of questions / discussion. PC IT and a/v facilities are available. Own laptops can be connected. Mac users need to bring their own connector to PC screen / display.

Panels consist of 3 papers in 90min.

Please be considerate and plan your paper according to the above guidelines, thus allowing everyone equal time to present and discuss their research.

If you speak for longer than 20min, you eat into the time allocated for discussing your paper. If your paper is not complete within 30min, the chair will cut you off and move to the next speaker, so that each speaker can take full advantage of the time allocated to them.