Monday, October 13, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS 25th Annual Conference Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies

Please join us for the 25th annual conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies to be held in Miami, Florida, Sunday, July 19 through Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

SCJS proudly confirms that our keynote speaker will be Ainsley Cohen Henriques, former president of the United Congregation of Israelites in Kingston, Jamaica, and currently a director and honorary secretary of the synagogue, as well as editor and publisher of its newsletter.

We cordially invite papers on crypto-Judaism from any discipline (e.g., anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, music, etc.) and from any geographic location or time period.

We also welcome papers on all aspects of the Sephardic experience and that of other communities exhibiting crypto-Jewish phenomena anywhere in the world.

Papers breaking new ground in research on crypto-Jews in both the Caribbean basin and the American Southwest are particularly welcome. Interested scholars and professionals, including advanced graduate students, are invited to submit proposals for papers, oral or video presentations, or workshops.

Proposals are also welcome from individuals with personal stories or other personal research relating to crypto-Judaism. These may be for individual papers/presentations, or for complete sessions on specific topics. Please indicate if the presentation represents completed research or work in progress.

Conference presentation proposals must include a title, an abstract or summary of 200 words, and a 100-word biographical resume or CV. The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2015

Please note that all attendees are asked to pay the conference registration fee to participate in the conference. Further, no personal compensation is offered. Hotel costs are the speaker's responsibility. Group reservation rates will be available. The Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to share your work and published books with peers and a target audience.

See for more information on SCJS, this conference, and past meetings. Please send proposals or inquiries to

Matthew Warshawsky
International Languages and Cultures
University of Portland