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2022 WJSA Conference

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The 26th Annual Conference of The Western Jewish Studies Association; March 27-28, 2022; Thurman J. White Forum Building; 1704 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072

Welcome participants and guests! Click below for information on registration, travel/lodging, and the Norman area.
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Keynote & Plenary Lunch Speakers:

Andrew Porwancher

Andrew Porwancher
Department of Classics and Letters
University of Oklahoma

Keynote Lecture:
The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton

Jill Hicks-Keeton

Jill Hicks-Keeton
Department of Religious Studies
University of Oklahoma

Plenary Lunch Lecture:
History and Heritage at the Museum of the Bible

The 2022 WJSA Conference is being held as a hybrid conference, both F2F (OU Norman Campus*) and via Zoom. Registration has now closed. 

The conference check-in, panel sessions, and lunches will take place at:
Thurman J. White Forum Building
1704 Asp Ave, Norman, OK, 7072

The evening dinner and keynote lecture will be on the 6th floor of:
Headington Hall
100 E Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73019

The Schusterman Center, as hosts of the 2022 WJSA Conference, expects F2F participants and guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain masked unless eating, drinking, or actively presenting. We encourage any participants and guests unable to be vaccinated or mask to be tested for COVID-19 before the conference, or to consider attending the conference via the "Zoom Only" registration option.

Registration Fee Schedules

Participation TypeF2FZoomF2F Grad StudentZoom Grad Student
Presenter & Chair$100.00$25.00$0.00$0.00
Chair Only$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

Conference Meals

Meals are selected and paid for during the registration process.

Lunch 3/27$20.00$25.00$0.00
Dinner 3/27$30.00$35.00$0.00
Lunch 3/28$20.00$25.00$0.00

Travel Options

Click on a button below to find flight and shuttle/bus options.

Conference Hotel

A special rate of $136.00 per night has been reserved for WJSA Conference participants and guests at Embassy Suites Norman. The deadline for these bookings is March 1. Click the button below to be taken to the hotel's landing page for the conference rate.

This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.