Conney Conference Call for Proposals

Sun-Wed, March 27-30, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 8th biennial Conney Conference on Jewish Arts! The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, celebrating 18 years since the founding of The Conney Project on the Jewish Arts.

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Who should apply: 

Artists, scholars and performers across the arts, including but not limited to: Visual Art, Dance, Literature, Theater, Poetry, Music and Architecture as seen through the lens of Jewish identity.

About the Conference: 

The Jewish Arts in an Expanded Field

The 2022 Conney Conference will address themes of interdisciplinarity, diversity and intersectionality in the changing landscape of the Jewish Arts. In a moment in which we are experiencing a generational shift among Jewish identifying artists to a more inclusive and polyvocal, fluid understanding of Jewish identity, the politics of Jewishness are foregrounded in astounding new ways.  From graphic novels to digital art and highly charged dance and performance, to theater, music and literature, we see both a return to ritual and a search for new narratives of the contemporary Jewish experience. The 8th iteration of the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts will focus on the remarkable evolution of the field as it has expanded into the future while acknowledging its own histories.

Conference conveners:
Douglas Rosenberg, Professor of Art, UW Madison
Teryl Dobbs, Professor, School of Music, UW Madison
Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, UW Madison