The theme of OSI 2020 is “Worship, Space, and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Judaism: Continuity and Innovation”. Researchers utilizing a range of analytical tools will explore the profound and fascinating intersection between the material and physical with spiritual elements of religious experience and identity. Proposals are invited that explore the development of the content, culture, and enactment of Jewish worship and space from multiple perspectives, including: texts/media, theology, mysticism, law, material culture, visual and performative arts, architecture, denominations, geographic contexts, ethnography, gender, comparative religion, language, literature, and technology. We value scholarship on pre-modern and modern matters that facilitate comparative historical analysis of current developments.
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