3rd International Conference on Israel and Judaism in Izmir, Turkey

ISRAILIYAT: JOURNAL OF ISRAELI AND JUDAIC STUDIES
THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISRAEL AND JUDAISM STUDIES (ICIJS’19)
ÜÇÜNCÜ ULUSLARARASI İSRAİL VE YAHUDİLİK ÇALIŞMALARI KONFERANSI (ICIJS’19)
הכנס הבינלאומי השני לחקר ישראל והיהדות
المؤتمر الدولي الثالث للدراسات الإسرائيلية واليهودية

The 3rd International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies which is organized by Israiliyat: The Journal of Israel and Judaic Studies will be held on 8- 10 November 2019 in Izmir with the cooperation and hosting of Izmir Democracy University. In the conference, 115 participants will present 105 papers in total. In addition to 77 participants affiliated with institutions in Turkey, 28 foreign participants affiliated with institutions from 10 countries will present papers: Bangladesh, Canada, Cyprus (2), Greece, India (2), Israel (13) Azerbaijan (2) Poland, Kazakhstan, Palestine (2), Turkmenistan, and USA. This year’s conference theme Turning Points: Change and Continuity in Judaism and Israel aims to put forward historic moments and critical junctures that Judaism and Israel have passed during the historical process and by doing so creating a discussion platform on which the currents effects of those junctures and moments on Israel and Judaism would be scrutinized. The program includes the traditional fields of Jewish studies such as Jewish theology as well as the issues regarding Israeli studies within the fields such as politics, international relations, history, sociology etc. The focus of the papers that would be presented is to be diverse: Zionism, Israeli culture and politics, Israeli- Palestinian Conflict, Hebrew literature, education in Israel, the various interpretations of Judaism and its historical roots etc. More information about the conference can be found via the conference web page. The Conference whose third is to be held in Izmir this year, being the only periodic platform on Israel and Judaism studies in Turkey aims to create a constructive forum during which researchers from various disciplines would gather and exchange ideas.

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