David Feldman – The Meanings of Antisemitism

Event Date: 13 February 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor David Feldman (Birkbeck) – The Meanings of Antisemitism Antisemitism has figured in British political debates in the last year as never before. In this lecture, David Feldman examines the changing meanings …

Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship – Panel Discussion

          Event Date: 1 December 2016 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Leo Baeck Institute London presents: Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship – Panel Discussion In Germany, until this year, it was illegal …

Lisa Leff – The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Event Date: 8 November 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 Lisa Leff (American University, Washington DC) – The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian, took tens …

Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy

  Event Date: 28 June 2016 Jubilee Room Westminster Hall, House of Commons London SW1A 0AA The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism Birkbeck, University of London in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism presents: Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy PROGRAMME Introduction John Mann MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism David Feldman, Director, …

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 …

Placeless People: What can History tell us about today’s Refugee Crises?

Event Date: 20 June 2016 Council Room Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in association with the University of East Anglia presents: Placeless People: What can History tell us about today’s Refugee Crises? The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in a range …

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 …

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 …

David Rechter – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor David Rechter (Oxford) – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War In Jewish collective memory, the First World War has long been overshadowed by the incomparably greater disaster …