A regularly updated list of frequently asked questions.

About the Abstracts

How do I submit an abstract?

Please submit your 300 word abstract via our online platform here: www.universityofbirmingham.submittable.com

Upon submission of your abstract, you will receive an automatic reply to confirm that your abstract has been received. Please check your junk mail folder, because occasionally these emails can be filtered as spam.

What are the guidelines for submitting an abstract?

Please submit a 300 word abstract in word format. Please ensure that your abstract also includes a title and a name. Abstracts should relate to one or more of the themes outlined in the call for papers.

When will I hear about the outcome of my abstract submission?

The deadline to submit an abstract is 9th April 2018. You will receive a response within 4 weeks of the submission deadline.

I have been invited to present my paper at the conference, will my abstract be listed on the website?

If you have recently received an email from us to confirm your abstract acceptance, your abstract will be uploaded to the web page within two weeks of receiving your invitation.

Do I need to submit my full paper before the conference?

We do not require your full paper before the conference. Full papers are due by 31st January 2019.

About the Conference Programme

Where can I find details about the conference programme and activities?

All announcements about the conference programme, including keynote speakers, session themes, receptions, social activities and key deadlines will be announced on our About page.

About the Conference venue

Where is the conference venue? 

The conference will take place at the Villa Decius

28 Lipca 1943 Roku 17a, 30-233 Kraków, Poland

Click here to find out more about the conference venue: https://urbanjewishheritageconference.wordpress.com/venue

Getting here and places to stay

What are the visa requirements for visiting Poland?

As each country is different when it comes to visa requirements, we ask that you check this information on your government’s travel website, and seek advice from your institute or organisation. Some visas can take up to three months to process and will require an invitation letter to the conference.

If you require a visa to enter Poland, full details regarding how to obtain a letter from the conference committee will be included in your invitation email.

Do you recommend any hotels?

We will be posting information about hotels in the local area in early 2018. Please check our webpage for recommendations for places to stay:



Will the conference papers be published?

All papers presented at the conference and subsequently submitted after the event (by 31st January 2019) in accordance with the publishing guidelines* will be included in the official Conference Proceedings published as an ISBN listed CD. All registrants of the conference will be sent these proceedings by post in recognition of their attendance.

Discussions are ongoing with publishers regarding journal publication opportunities. Further details will be announced on this page. Please note that inclusion in the Conference CD of Proceedings does not preclude publication of your paper elsewhere.

*Publishing guidelines will be announced shortly.