Analysing the challenges of Israel Studies research

17 March, 2019, 10:00 – 17:00

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Room 202, Brunei Gallery

The European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS) is pleased to announce its third annual Graduate Workshop in Israel Studies, to be held at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) in London. The workshop seeks graduate students from all academic disciplines whose doctoral dissertations engage with the study of Israel.

The workshop looks to provide a forum where students can raise and discuss any methodological, theoretical, practical and ethical issues arising from their study of Israel. Presenters are encouraged to explain the nature of their research, any relevant hypotheses or research questions, and any proposed methodological and/or theoretical frameworks used. However, we should emphasise that we are not looking for standard conference papers. The purpose of the workshop is to allow students to discuss challenges and difficulties they are currently grappling with, and it offers a chance to receive advice and guidance from peers and a set of established academics.

Presenters will have a maximum of 20 minutes each, which will be followed by discussion and feedback. There will also be ample opportunities for networking during lunch and coffee breaks.

The workshop will also contain a session on how to prepare for an academic career afterthe PhD, which will discuss issues such as: putting together a competitive jobor postdoctoral application; strategising your publications effectively (whereto publish and when); identifying a disciplinary home; and others.

How to register

If you are interested in participating, please email a brief abstract describing your research and the issue you would like to discuss (maximum250 words), along with your CV, to Anna Godfrey ( If you would like to attend the workshop without giving a short presentation, you are still more than welcome, just make this clear in your email.

The event is free to attend, and limited travel and accommodation stipends will be available. If you need a stipend in order to attend, please make this clear in your email.

The deadline for registration is 18 January, 2019.

Any additional questions, please feel free to contact the event organisers:

Dr Jacob Eriksson

Al Tajir Lecturer in Post-war Recovery Studies, Department of Politics, University of York

EAIS Post-graduate Membership Secretary

Dr Moriel Ram

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Near and Middle East, School of Languages and Cultures

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Anna Godfrey

Executive Director of the EAIS