2017 Call for Presentations

National Association of Professors of Hebrew
International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture
New York University, NYC

June 27-29, 2017

Call for Presentations

(click HERE for Hebrew version)

The Program Committee of the 35th Annual Conference of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH) invites proposals for sessions or presentations on any aspect of scholarship or instruction related to Hebrew language, literature and culture. We welcome proposals for individual papers, organized panels, colloquiums, or single-text roundtable discussions. Poster sessions on teaching Hebrew language and Hebrew literature and culture and workshops for Hebrew instructors are also encouraged. Cross-institutional preplanned panels are strongly encouraged. Members initiating a thematic session can invite interested colleagues to join them on a panel or use NAPH’s mail services for soliciting presentations. Panel organizers may choose the participants, but all proposals will be vetted by the conference committee. 

Deadline for Submission of all Proposals: December 15, 2016. 
Submission is online only. Submit your proposal below at end of CFP.


Hebrew language and linguistics
Modern Hebrew Literature and culture
Biblical, rabbinic, and medieval Hebrew language and literature
Teaching Hebrew language 
Teaching Hebrew literature and culture
Second Language Acquisition research applied to Hebrew
Technology in the Hebrew classroom


Please note that for the sake of clarity the submission guidelines for the upcoming conference have been modified and all abstracts must follow the specific information the different conference committees are seeking. 

A pre-organized panel/session typically includes 3-6 presentations on a common topic or a single-text exploration. A proposal to be considered for a pre-organized session or a colloquium should be submitted by the panel coordinator and include:

1.    The topic of the panel, name of its coordinator, and his/her affiliation.
2.    A short description of the panel’s rationale/theme.
3.    Names of presenters the coordinator wishes the conference committee to consider as part of that panel. 

·    Presenters within a pre-organized panel must submit their own abstracts separately following the instructions for an individual proposal mentioned below. This includes panel organizers who submitted a panel proposal and intend to present in the panel.

·    To solicit panel participation, send the panel description to naph@naphoffice.org and title “seeking panelists for 2017 conference.”

Individual paper proposals should be submitted via our portal only and should follow the specific guidelines required for each area

·    Abstracts that do not include all the required components or are otherwise lacking sufficient substance will be rejected by the conference committee, with no resubmission option.

·    Abstracts that are part of a pre-organized panel should be submitted as an individual proposal and include the title of the panel and its coordinator’s name at the top of the abstract.

·    PhD students who have completed their course work are encouraged to participate in the conference and should provide the email of their advisor for approval. 

·    Presentations in English and Hebrew are equally welcome in all disciplines. Abstracts should be submitted in the language of the presentation.

·    All presentations are limited to 25 minutes.

·    All proposals are subject to approval by the conference committee. Once an abstract is reviewed and accepted by the committee, the topic of the presentation and its content as reflected in the abstract are final, and no changes will be considered or permitted before or at the conference.

·    Proposals based on previously published or presented work will be considered only if the committee decides that NAPH conference audience is generally unfamiliar with the work and/or that it can benefit the conference participants.

·    To be included in the program, all presenters will be required to pre-register for the conference.

·    Submission is done online only at the NAPH website (see link below). 


A limited number of student travel grants will be available for students at the advanced PhD level as well as post-docs. Those who wish to apply should complete the final page of the submission form labeled “Graduate Students”.

The travel grant application deadline is December 15, 2016.

Deadline for proposals:
All abstracts and submission forms must be posted by December 15, 2016. The portal will close at 5:00 PM Eastern time. Late proposals will not be accepted. 

An abstract template is provided below for each respective area that should be used as a guide in creating your abstract. Each element in the respective template should be included in your abstract. The template is provided in .docx format. Once your abstract is complete, please submit your abstract through the portal (Link at bottom).

For abstract template in Bible press here

For abstract template in Post Biblical literature press here

For abstract template in Language and Linguistics press here

For abstract template in modern Hebrew literature and Culture press here

For abstract template in Pedagogy press here

After completing your abstract in accordance with the templates linked to above, click HERE to submit your abstract through the portal.

For more information, visit our website at: https://naphhebrew.org/conference/naph-conference-2017