100 Years After Balfour by Independent Jewish Voices

Event Date: 17 November 2017 Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 100 Years After Balfour by Independent Jewish Voices “100 Years After Balfour”, a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices, a campaigning network, challenges the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration. On 2 November 1917, …

The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani

Event Date: 3-4 April 2017 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway University of London presents: The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani Our colleague David Cesarani (1956-2015) was a leading historian of the Holocaust and of Anglo-Jewry, and a public intellectual concerned with …

Arno Paucker – Scholar and Friend

Event Date: 30 March 2017 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ The Leo Baeck Institute London, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London presents: Arno Paucker – Scholar and Friend A memorial event in honour of the Leo Baeck Institute’s esteemed, longstanding former director Dr Arnold Paucker OBE Welcome by Dr Andreas Gestrich (GHIL): ——————————— Introduction …

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Yfaat Weiss – Political Sovereignty and Cultural Property: The Mount Scopus Enclave in Jerusalem

Event Date: 11 February 2015 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2015-16 The Politics of Land. Archaeology, Architecture and City Planning in Israel A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. This season’s theme intends to approach its broad subject via …

Hillel Kieval – Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe

      Event Date: 28 June 2016 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Hillel Kieval (Washington University in St. Louis) – Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe When trials against Jews for the “ritual murder”of …

Todd Endelman – The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences

  Event Date: 24 May 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Todd Endelman (University of Michigan) – The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences Historians of antisemitism tend to focus on political parties and ideologies; on extra-parliamentary associations and movements; on …

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Wendy Pullan – In the Shadow of the Wall: Icon and Identity in Jerusalem’s Separation Barrier

Event Date: 14 April 2015 German Historical Institute 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2015-16 The Politics of Land. Archaeology, Architecture and City Planning in Israel A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. This season’s theme intends to approach its broad subject via …

Sander L. Gilman – Circumcision: An Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception

  Event Date: 8 March 2016 Room B36 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Sander L. Gilman (Emory) – Circumcision: An Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception Ritual practice defines religion, not least the ancient practice of infant male circumcision undertaken by Jews …

Dan Stone – Race Theory, Anthropology and the Jewish Connection

  Event Date: 9 February 2016 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Race Theory, Anthropology and the Jewish Connection In the nineteenth century, anthropologists, eager to discover the origins of and demarcations between different …

Jonathan Boyarin – Genealogies of the Future

  Event Date: 9 December 2015 Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Jonathan Boyarin (Cornell) – Genealogies of the Future The work of determining lines of Jewish kinship is primarily understood as oriented toward the past, as a recovery of memory or “heritage,” often in …