Modern Jewish studies emerged in 19th century Germany from the study of a distinct Jewish canon—the history and meaning of biblical and rabbinic literature—and Semitics, the study of the languages and literatures of the Ancient Near East. More recently, the research topics of Jewish studies scholars have broadened to the point that young scholars are asking if there is still a canon, a boundary line between what is and is not Jewish studies. Panels featuring graduate students from across the world will focus on newly discovered or understudied shapers of Jewish history and culture, and highlight  those who approach Jewish studies research and teaching in innovative ways.

An International Conference for Graduate Students and Jr. Scholars

Convened by UCLA Doctoral Candidates


Moderator: David N. Myers

Sponsored By:

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

With the Generous Support of the:

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Joy and Jerry Monkarsh Community Lecture Series in Jewish Studies

Cosponsored by the:

UCLA Department of History

UCLA Department of English