We seek papers that exhibit careful research, original thinking, and clear writing.

  • Papers should be 7-15 pages in length, double-spaced. Purely bibliographic information does not count towards the page limit, although footnotes and endnotes with content do.
  • Papers should clearly connect to Jewish Studies broadly conceived. We are looking for papers that examine aspects of Jewish experience from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints.
  • You may submit a paper that you also used for a class. Any standard citation style is acceptable, but please be consistent.
  • Individuals can submit up to two papers for consideration. Only one paper will be accepted per person to present on.

Papers should be submitted by February 6th, 2023.  Papers should be submitted as PDF documents via email to with the subject line “Paper Submission.” The email must include your full name, university, and year. Your paper itself should NOT include your name. All papers must be in English, but you may let us know on your paper if you are not a native English speaker. By submitting a paper, you confirm that you are currently an undergraduate student and that the paper represents your own work and conforms to citation standards.

Presenters will be reimbursed for flights to UChicago for the weekend of the conference. Presenters are expected to attend the entire conference.  If they can commit to attending the entire conference, students affiliated with academic institutions outside of the United States and Canada may also submit papers.

We will notify you if your paper has been selected for presentation by late February. We look forward to reading your submission!