Sunday, July 31, 2011

NMJHS Call for Papers

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Fall Conference:  The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society's Fall Conference 2011 will take place on

Sat 22 Oct & Sun 23 Oct 2011

and will focus on The Jewish Experience in Twentieth Century New Mexico: And the Institutions that Made it Possible.

Deadline for Proposals:  Thu 18 Aug 2011

Proposals for talks, panels, or other presentations should be emailed to
or snailmailed to
NMJHS Fall Conference Program
P.O. Box 23924
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Talks and / or PowerPoint presentations should be 20 minutes, and panel discussions 1 1/2 hours.  Please give the name of the presenter(s), titles, a 100 word summary of the content of the presentation, and specials needs, such as A-V, a table, etc.

The Fall Conference will focus on the business, professional, and community institutions that supported the development of Jewish life in New Mexico in the twentieth century, including the scientific and scholarly institutions that hired Jewish professionals to come to the state (i.e. University of New Mexico, Medical School, Los Alamos, Sandia Labs, etc.) and the community institutions that supported Jewish life here (synagogues, the Federation, the Link, the Holocaust Museum, ADL, NMJHS and others), and businesses (Service clubs, Chamber of Commerce, etc.).

What is the Jewish history in the professional organizations? What has been the role of the Jewish institutions in supporting community and Jewish life? Who have been the Jewish leaders in these institutions? What have been major institutional events that have shaped Jewish life in New Mexico?

Registration material will be available in early September.  For more information, email the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society at, or call (505) 348-4471 or (505) 820-0550.  The Doubletree has given a special conference rate for the meetings, and reservations should be made directly with the hotel.

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