Laura Arnold Leibman
Jewish History is currently seeking submissions for a
special issue on material culture, guest-edited by Laura Leibman (Reed
College). The journal offers articles on every aspect of the
American Jewish experience and is the most widely recognized journal
in its field. Founded in 1892 as Publications of the American
Jewish Historical Society, AJH is the official publication of
the American Jewish Historical
Society (AJHS), the oldest national ethnic historical
organization in the United States.
This issue will address how Jewish American religion and culture is
shaped through and by material objects. Objects discussed may be
from any time period colonial to the present, and may include
images, ritual artifacts, architecture, sacred space, art, popular
culture, or other physical forms.
Laura would be delighted to speak to scholars
about the possible fit of their work with the special issue.
Proposals should include a 500 word abstract and an abbreviated CV.
Manuscripts must not exceed 10,000 words including footnotes.
Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2015
Other deadlines: June 1, 2015 (first draft of accepted manuscripts);
December 15, 2015 (final version of manuscripts).
All submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (15th
edition) and will undergo peer review in keeping with the procedures
of the journal. The issue will appear in 2016.
Please direct all questions and proposals to Laura Leibman (email@example.com).