German-Jewish Studies Workshop 2013

German-Jewish Studies Workshop 2013
It is our pleasure to announce that the Third Biennial Duke Workshop in German Jewish Studies will take place from Sunday, February 10, 2013 until Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Durham, NC at the King's Daughters Inn (near the Duke East Campus) and in part on campus.
We welcome two kinds of proposals:
1) A 10 minute research briefing on your most recent work in the area of German Jewish Studies. Designed to start conversation early in the project and receive input and commentary.
2) A 15-20 minute "conference" talk that would ideally be presented extemporaneously rather than read. We want to maximize communication, relaxed interaction, and the opportunity for the exchange of ideas. 
Contributions in the area of undergraduate programming, pedagogy, archive resources, and community affairs are welcome.
In addition we will have keynote and plenary speakers, a special Dreyfus Affair exhibit viewing (in collaboration with the Moses Mendelssohn Center at the University of Potsdam, Duke University Libraries, and Duke Jewish Studies).
As in the past, we welcome submissions from advanced graduate students (those at the dissertation stage), and will reserve about five slots for them. These applications require endorsement  by the dissertation director, who ideally would attend the conference.
Please send your proposals (not more than 400 words) to our managing editor, Mr. Steffen Kaupp, at
We can accommodate 35-40 participants and will begin accepting submissions on a rolling basis beginning November 15 (though you are welcome and encouraged to submit today!). 
Participants are expected to stay the entire workshop and receive:
- One free night at the King's Daughters Inn (the second is paid by the participant)
- All meals, including continental breakfast, buffet lunches and dinners, and coffee/snack breaks.
We look forward to seeing you at our Third Biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop next February. Make sure to check back regularly on our new website for updates on the workshop program:
Martha Helfer ( &
William Donahue (