The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia’s journal, The Scribe, has been in existence since 1979. In 2009 it became an annually published journal with peer-reviewed articles.
The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia is seeking submissions for the upcoming issue of The Scribe.
Contributions may include scholarly essays, oral history interviews, commentary, and book and exhibit reviews. All scholarly essays and oral histories should in some way pertain to Jewish life in British Columbia. Comparisons between BC and other localities will also be considered. Commentary and reviews may focus on Jews in BC, on the West Coast (including the western US states), or in Canada generally.
Scholarly essays may fall into the disciplines of history, art or literary criticism, or the social sciences. All subjects will be considered, but the 2013 Scribe will focus on Jewish pedlars and the recycling business.
Back issues of the Scribe from 1979 to 2004 are published online at: http://www.jewishmuseum.ca/Scribe.
Submissions should be in editable text format (MS Word preferred) and prepared using the Chicago Manual of Style. The preferred length for articles is 5,000 – 10,000 words, but shorter or longer submissions will be considered and reviewed. Proposals should be ready for peer review, with the author’s name, contact information, and article title on a separate page. A first page of the article should include the title and a 150-word abstract.
Submissions and questions regarding submission deadlines should be sent to Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are only accepted electronically as e-mail attachments, indicating “The Scribe – Call for Papers” in the subject line.
Book reviews and other material not requiring peer-reviewing should also be submitted as an e-mail attachment in MS Word or another editable text format.
* By submitting a work, you are guaranteeing that it is your own, that you alone own the copyright to it, and that its content and the material accompanying it (ex. Photographs, maps, etc.) do not infringe upon any existing copyright. By submitting a work, you agree to grant the Jewish Historical Society of B.C. the right to publish that work in the Scribe Journal for no payment. Future online publication of your work is included in your granting of publication rights to the Jewish Historical Society of B.C.
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Dr. Morton Weinfeld of McGill University has won the 2013 Marshall Sklare Award.
The Sklare Award is an annual honor of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) which seeks to recognize “a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry.”
Weinfeld will give his Sklare scholarly address at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies in Boston in December, 2013.
David Koffman recently accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of History at York University. Upon tenure, he will be the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry. David is co-editor of the Canadian Jewish Studies Journal.
Dr. Koffman received his PhD from New York University in 2011. His thesis was The Jews’ Indian: Native Americans in the Jewish Imagination and Experience 1850–1950.
The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS) is very pleased to announce that Professor Ira Robinson of Concordia University in Montreal is the 2013 recipient of the Louis Rosenberg Canadian Jewish Studies Distinguished Service Award.
For over thirty years, Professor Robinson has been a major pillar and contributor to the teaching and scholarship of Jewish Studies in Canada. Throughout this time, his contributions have added to such areas as; the history of Jews in Canada, Orthodox Judaism in North America, Hasidism, Judaism and Science, and Jewish mysticism. Of his extensive list of publications, several have been recognized for their outstanding contributions such as: The Thought of Maimonides (1990), An Everyday Miracle: Yiddish Culture in Montreal (1990), Not Written in Stone: Canadian Jews, Constitutions and Constitutional in Canada (2003) and Rabbis & Their Community: Studies in Eastern European Orthodox Rabbinate in Montreal, 1896-1930 (2007).
Furthermore, Professor Robinson has been a regular contributor to several academic journals such as: Studies in Religion, American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives, Canadian Jewish Studies. He is also been very active in several academic organizations such the ACJS, the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Association for Jewish Studies and the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies – to name a few. He is also recognized internationally as dedicated and learned scholar. As an educator, Ira Robinson has been a consistent and enthusiastic part of the promotion of Jewish Studies across Canada. Teaching at Concordia University, he is well respected by students and faculty members for his contributions to a strong Jewish studies program within the Department of Religion. Many students who have taken his courses over the years have recognized the value of his knowledge, style, and presentation. He has always welcomed open discussions and provided frequent opportunities for students to express their thoughts or explore specific areas of interest. As a regular public speaker on Jewish studies, he is well known and recognized for his skillfulness and extensive knowledge of Jewish affairs.
We look forward to presenting the Rosenberg Award to Professor Robinson on the evening of June 3, 2013 at our upcoming ACJS conference in Victoria, British Columbia.
This year’s Toronto Jewish Literary Festival will include the lauch of Pierre Anctil’s Jacob-Isaac Segal; Un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu (Presses de l’Universitè Laval, 2012).
Watch a video of Pierre Anctil at the Montreal book launch on February 21, 2013.
Iriving Abella, co-author with Harold Troper of None is Too Many, will mark the 30th anniverary of the publication of this seminal book at the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival.
Dr Abella comments on the anniversary in the Globe & Mail.