The Left and Jews in Britain Today

Event Date: 3 November 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: The Left and Jews in Britain Today The relationship between Jews and the British left has long been a source of controversy and, sometimes, acrimony. Support for the Palestinians and criticism (some argue the ‘demonization’) …

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Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much?

Event Date: 26 June 2014 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much? Speakers:  Diana Pinto, intellectual historian and author; Keith Kahn-Harris, writer and sociologist; David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, …

Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

  Event Date: 12 December 2013 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History Bryan Cheyette’s important and original new book, Diasporas of the Mind, sheds new light on a wide …

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Baroness Helena Kennedy QC – What Does the Rule of Law Really Mean?

Event date: 12 November 2013 Kennedy Lecture Theatre UCL Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH The Anne Frank Trust in association with the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism presents: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC – What Does the Rule of Law Really Mean? Baroness Helena Kennedy, barrister, writer and broadcaster, questions law’s role in a …

Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism

      Event Date: 8 May 2013 Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London SW1A 2LW The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism present: Symposium on Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism The Symposium will …

Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe

Event Date: 10 May 2013 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Wiener Library London present: Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe What was the relationship between power and laughter in the fascist and communist dictatorships of the twentieth century? This workshop will examine …

Stefanie Schüler-Springorum – The Witness and the Holocaust – Oral Testimonies and Historical Knowledge

Event Date: 24 October 2012 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House Unniversity of London Malet St. London WC1E 7HU.   The Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism presents: The Witness and the Holocaust – Oral Testimonies and Historical Knowledge Making History: Archives, Artefacts and Interpreting the Past – lecture series in partnership with the Wiener Library Professor Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Center for …

Geoffrey Alderman – Defending the Indefensible: Reflections on the Anglo-Jewish Reaction to Domestic Antisemitism, 1931 – 1940

Event Date: 6 Dec 2011 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP Making History: Archives, Artefacts and Interpreting the Past lecture series in partnership with the Wiener Library   Professor Geoffrey Alderman (University of Buckingham): Defending the Indefensible: Reflections on the Anglo-Jewish Reaction to Domestic Antisemitism, 1931 – 1940 During the 1930s Britain’s Jewish leadership felt itself compelled …

After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence

Event Date: 7th November 2011 Room 421, Birkbeck College, University of London, London WC1E 7HX.   The Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism presents: After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence A Round-table discussion with Professor David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London; Dr Eva Hoffman, Kingston University Over the last decade …

Fighting Together for a Better Past: the Story of Cable Street

Event Date: 10 October 2011 19:00 The Jewish Museum 129 – 131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB   Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Jewish Museum and Wiener Library presents: Fighting Together for a Better Past: the Story of Cable Street 75 years after the event, the Battle of Cable Street maintains its mythical status. …