CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TOPICAL ISSUES
OF OPEN PHILOSOPHY
Open Philosophy (degruyter.com/opphil) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered for publication as topical issues of the journal.
To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2022.
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Open Philosophy is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal covering all areas of philosophy. The objective of Open Philosophy is to foster free exchange of ideas and provide an appropriate platform for presenting, discussing and disseminating new concepts, current trends, theoretical developments and research findings related to the broadest philosophical spectrum. The journal does not favour any particular philosophical school, perspective or methodology.
OUR PAST TOPICAL ISSUES:
The New Metaphysics: Analytic / Continental Crossovers (ed. Jon Cogburn and Paul Livingston)
Objects Across the Traditions (ed. Tom Sparrow)
Does Public Art Have to Be Bad Art? (ed. Mark Kingwell)
Computer Modeling in Philosophy (ed. Patrick Grim)
Object-Oriented Ontology and Its Critics (ed. Graham Harman)
Experience in a New Key (ed. Dorthe Jørgensen)
Imagination and Potentiality: The Quest for the Real (ed. Graham Harman and Kristupas Sabolius)
Changing One’s Mind: Philosophy, Religion and Science (ed. Yossef Schwartz, Paul Franks and Christian Wiese)
Philosophy of the City (ed. Sanna Lehtinen)
Object-Oriented Ontology and Its Critics II (ed. Graham Harman)
Philosophy and Sonic Research: Thinking with Sounds and Rhythms (ed. Martin Nitsche and Vit Pokorny)
Home & Exile – Feminist Philosophy in Thought, History and Action: a multi-disciplinary approach (ed. Nicole des Bouvrie and Laura Hellsten)
Object-Oriented Ontology and Its Critics III (ed. Graham Harman)
2022 (in progress):
Ethics and Politics of TV Series (ed. Sandra Laugier)
Kant’s Transcendental Dialectic: A Re-Evaluation (ed. Michael Lewin and Rudolf Meer)
Conceptual Personae in Ontology (ed. Carlos A. Segovia)
Hybrid Domesticities (ed. Gonzalo Vaillo and Jordi Vivaldi)
To be (dis)continued. New Perspectives on the Entanglements of Gender, Sexualities, and Jewishness
Workshop organized by the research group “Gender/Queer and Jewish Studies” at the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg in cooperation with the Association for Jewish Studies in Germany
June 20-23, 2023 in Berlin
The research group “Gender/Queer and Jewish Studies” is organizing a workshop for early career researchers on the multifaceted entanglements of Gender, Sexualities, and Jewishness. The workshop wants to offer a networking opportunity in a field that has been situated at the margins of academia so far.
Our aim is to explore the nexus of notions of Gender, Sexualities, and Jewishness from an interdisciplinary perspective. Historical research has shown that the three analytical categories are connected to phenomena of antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny. Experiencing historical alterity in terms of identity, self-conceptions, and projections from a heteronormative and/or (non-)Jewish position opens up spaces for further research.
How can we address the complexities of the intertwining of Gender, Sexualities, and Jewishness? What, for example, is the relation between Jewishness and Queerness? Which ways of expression were developed by Jewish Queers? Which narratives are (not) told, and why? How were Jewish bodies constructed between the poles of objectification and self-empowerment? Which new forms of belonging, exclusion, and community formation were established? These questions have not only been important for past and present research but can inspire new discourses.
The multidimensional dynamics of Gender, Sexualities, and Jewishness can be observed in culture, literature, religion, sports, art, films, and memory. The workshop will offer a platform for exploring these manifold research areas in a way that includes and amplifies various perspectives.
We value interdisciplinary approaches to investigating the entanglements of Jewishness, Gender, and Sexualities and, therefore, invite scholars from all academic disciplines. We are particularly interested in questions concerning the intersection of class, race, age, space, generation, (dis-)ability, etc. with no restrictions to a specific research period. However, we encourage especially researchers who focus on 20th- and 21st-century topics or methodological approaches to apply. Submissions can cover, but are not limited to:
- (Queer-)Jewish Feminism
- Gender conceptions including Jewish masculinities, femininities, being trans, non-binary, gender-fluidity
- Transnational Holocaust history and memory in the past and in the digital age
- Interrelations to other genocides and atrocities in a global, transnational context, e.g. antiziganism
- Forms of violence, e.g. human trafficking, abuse
- Biographies of Jewish women* and queer Jews
- Concepts of belonging, queer kinship, communities, and alliances
- Transformative theological approaches to Queerness and Gender identities
- New perspectives on Israel Studies in regard to Gender and Queerness
We invite early career scholars (students completing their master’s studies, Ph. D. students, and post- doctoral researchers) conducting research in the field of Gender/Queer and Jewish Studies to submit a proposal for a session during a three-day workshop in June 2023. The workshop aims to benefit the research of its participants and shall be an opportunity to strengthen networks. That is why we are open to any kind of session format: presentations, joint working on selected sources, discussing a specific methodological question, etc. Group presentations of not more than three people are also welcomed. Please indicate in your proposal how you would like to present your research.
Please submit your proposal of 300-400 characters in English or German and a short academic CV (1/2 page) to the research group Gender/Queer and Jewish Studies (email@example.com) until May 31, 2022.
The workshop is conducted by a team of researchers working voluntarily and with limited funding. We will do our best to attract funding for all relevant costs (accommodation, travel expenses, catering). However, we would appreciate it if participants could check with their local universities or institutions for any personal travel/conference funds. Please indicate in your application whether those would be available to you (this is not a criterion for admission, of course).
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Berlin in 2023!
Organizing committee:Janin Afken (Humboldt University of Berlin) Dr. Katja S. Baumgärtner (associated with the Selma-Stern-Center for Jewish Studies) David Gasparjan (Free University of Berlin) Liesa Hellmann (Humboldt University of Berlin) Dr. Elisabeth Janik-Freis (Technical University of Berlin) Jan Wilkens (University of Potsdam)
Returning Galician Jews from Oblivion:
100th Anniversary of Jakub Honigsman
December 6–7, 2022, Lviv, Ukraine
Organizer: Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies
The Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies invites proposals for presentations at an international conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Jakub Honigsman (1922–2008).
The well-known historian and economist Jakub Honigsman (his 100th anniversary will be celebrated on December 29, 2022) returned from oblivion an integral part of the Galicia region’s history — its Jewish community. The scholar was born in Lublin and obtained a traditional religious education. In 1939, he found himself in Soviet Belarus and enrolled at The Mahiliou Pedagogical Institute. Honigsman was evacuated as a student and thus rescued from the Holocaust, and later mobilized to a “labor column.” Demobilized in 1944, he resumed his studies at the University of Kyiv. In the late 1940s, Honigsman served as a librarian and an archivist in Lviv. Due to the antisemitism of the late Stalinist regime and to the imposed policy of silence on Jewish history in the Khrushchov period, the young scholar could not openly work on Jewish topics. Honigsman, however, found a solution. He wrote a dissertation on the development of the Galician petroleum industry in the 19th century. Jewish entrepreneurs played the key role in this process.
During the following decades Jakub Honigsman served as an economist and simultaneously wrote works on Galician Jews’ history that were “not for publication.” After the collapse of Soviet censorship during Perestroika, he started to publish articles on Jewish history in Poland and a little later in Ukraine. Since 1991, his works on Jewish topics were printed as individual books. In the 1990s, the history of the Holocaust in Western Ukraine become a focus of Honigsman’s research interests.
The organizers aim to discuss various aspects of Jakub Honigsman’s academic and public activity, i.e. his research on economic history and Holocaust Studies, as well as his participation in Jewish NGOs created in the late 1980s. Proposals for papers on topics related to the history of Galician Jewry in the 19th and 20th centuries (especially in Lviv) and on the Holocaust in Galicia are also welcome.
Working languages: English, Ukrainian, and Polish.
Conference participants will be able to submit their presentations as articles to the peer-reviewed journal Judaica Ukrainica for publication in 2023.
Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2022.
Notification of acceptance to be mailed by July 1, 2022.
The organizers will cover accommodations and meals for participants.
Організатори забезпечать учасників конференції проживанням і харчуванням.
The registration form can be found at https://bit.ly/UAJS_conference_2022_en.
For other questions, please contact the Organizing Committee at email@example.com.
Representations of collective trauma in the HB/OT: Narrative texts
Representations of collective trauma in the HB/OT: Poetic texts
Biblical strategies for the shaping of cultural traumas
Biblical strategies for the shaping of social resilience
Cultural trauma in the HB/OT and in ancient near Eastern literature: Patterns and motifs
Carrier groups of cultural traumas and their agendas in ancient Israel and early Judaism
Cultural trauma hermeneutics and historical critical approaches
The use of the Bible in shaping cultural trauma in the history of Judaism and Christianity
Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Danilo Verde at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk at email@example.com