Publication Date

September 1, 2003

Perspectives Section


The American Jewish Historical Society has awarded its Saul Viener Book Prize (awarded biennially for the best book in the field of Jewish history) to Gerald Sorin for his Irving Howe: A Life of Passionate Dissent.

The AJHS calls for proposals for papers for the 2004 Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History, which will meet in Washington, DC, at American University and at the Library of Congress, June 6–8, 2004. Since 2004 marks the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America, this, the sixth of the biennial scholars' conference, is cosponsored by the members of the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History: the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration. Proposals for sessions and individual papers in diverse areas of the American Jewish experience are invited. The former are especially encouraged. Graduate students completing dissertations may submit proposals accompanied by a letter of recommendation from their adviser. One-page abstracts, panel proposals, and a short biography (250 words) should be mailed by October 1, 2003 to

Scholars’ Conference Chair, Jewish Studies Program,
American University,
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20016-8042.

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