CONFERENCE TOPICS


This year’s conference main theme is “The Dynamics of Change Created by the Growing Israel’s Economy in the Middle East". In particular, by this title, In addition to the economic growth problems of the Middle Eastern countries, that are dependent on oil and natural gas exports, it aims to understand the effects of the dynamics of the Middle East and Israel's economies in the future and to reveal the possible changes that may occur in the region. In this context, papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. unlisted but related potential sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in Israel’s future perspectives

• The economy of the Middle East

• Israel’s economy

• Growth and human capital in the Israeli economy

• Israel’s defense Industry

• Israel's R&D dynamics

• The future of Middle Eastern energy reserves

• The effect of political dynamics on regional development

• Economic policy of the region

• Growth analysis

• Future simulations

• Effects of international economic developments on the Middle East

• Changing Regional Effects of the Global Economy

• Effects of the Chinese economy in the Middle East

• Middle East policies in Russian Politics

• Balance of economic power and sectoral growth in the Middle East

• Middle East policies regarding the balance of economic power and regional conflicts

• The present and future of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Region,

• Turkish- Israeli Political Economy

• The future of the Iranian, Turkish, and Israeli Economies from the perspective of regional power

• Middle East policies of the USA and EU

• Archaeology, historiography and the visualization of the past

• Boycott and the Politics of Solidarity

• Conflict management in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict

• Contemporary Jewry

• Deal of the Century

• Displacement and the Refugees

• Egyptology and Judaism in Egypt

• Energy politics

• Halacha and Sharia

• Halachic state vs Jewish state vs Democratic state

• Hamas and Turkey

• Hebrew education in Turkey

• Human rights in Israel

• Identity in Israel

• Ignorance is Bliss vs Knowledge is Power: Muslim knowledge of Israel and Judaism

• Israel and its Neighbors

• Israel- diaspora relations

• Israel–Russia relations

• Israel- Turkey relations

• Israel’s Arab minority: past, present, future

• Israel’s political and legislative shift rightwards over the last decade

• Israel’s political left

• Israeli settlements in the occupied territories

• Israeli universities and colleges

• Jewish history and culture

• Jewish law and Jewish thought

• Jewish manuscript sources: Bible and Talmud, and Rabbinic literature

• Jewish mysticism

• Judaism or Israel focused or related courses in Turkish universities

• Judeo-Islamic studies

• Karaite (Hazar) Studies

• Loss of the Holy Land and Jerusalem

• Migration, settlement and diaspora

• Nation building and state education

• National languages: from old sacred tongue/colloquial to modern high language

• New Directions in Israeli and Jewish Studies

• Eastern Languages and Literatures Department in Turkey and Hebrew Language and Literature Program

• Comparative Semitics and Ural-Altaic Languages

• NGOs related with Jerusalem in Turkey

• Ottoman Jerusalem

• Politics of Human Shielding

• Pre-State Jewish community in Palestine

• Reform Judaism

• Islamic–Jewish relations

• Religion in public sphere: changes and expansion along the years

• Religious nationalism and conflict over the Holy Place

• Religious sites in Jerusalem and holy places tour, religious tourism

• Rule of law in Israel and states of emergency in the occupied territory

• Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora

• Sabbatai Zevi and the Sabbatean Movement

• Six-Day War, 1967

• Start-up technology and military industry

• Studies in the archaeology of Israel and neighboring lands

• Study of Jewish names

• The image of Arab/Islam in contemporary Hebrew writings

• The Politics of Archives

• The Turk in the Hebrew literature

• The Turkish Left and Arab- Israeli conflict

• Theology and Jewish thought

• Turkish- Jewish encounters over 500 Years

• Turkish Jews relation with American Jews vs European Jews, their religious identities.

• Turkish TV Series and Actors in Israel

• Turks, Seljuqs, Ottomans and republican Turkey in the Israeli academia

• Two-State Solution One-State Solution?

• War and Religion

• Zionist Congresses


The conference, not limited to this year's theme, will include every topic in the field of Israel and Judaism. Shortly The conference scope includes all subareas of Israel and Judaism Studies. These include (but are not only limited to) only the traditional areas in Judaic Studies but also various disciplines like current political issues, international relations, history and sociology in Israel Studies.

In conference, there are no specific themes, topic, time periods, methods, study disciplines, geographical areas, buzzwords, but the focus of proposals and papers must be oriented to address the conference's field.

As there is a limited amount of time allotted to research presentations, priority will be given to those outlining the original research findings accompanied by a full paper and/or research paper submission if a large number of abstracts are received